Before You SpeakBefore you speak, let your words pass through three gates. At the first gate, ask yourself, ‘Is it true?’ At the second ask, ‘Is it necessary?’ At the third gate ask ‘Is it kind? Rumi
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“We may not like someone, but the Divine spark within each deserves respect,” something I was taught so many years ago. Yet when I read about someone who feeds on violence and depravity, killing, torturing again and again, I wonder … Continue reading
11. The media tells the truth. 12. The media tells the truth, for the most part. 13. Politicians have our best interest at heart. 14. Our religion is the “right” religion. 15. Collateral damage is not murder. 16. The death … Continue reading
#1 It is selfish to think of our needs first. #2 What we imagine is not real. #3 We are sinners. #4 God is wrathful. #5 We are limited in what we can do. #6 We are unworthy, not good … Continue reading
Drummer beats the drum. Drunk beats his wife and children. Give the drunk a drum. ******************************** Ballerina spins. Why does she dance on her toes? She flies through the air! ******************************* All day suckers last Often for a lifetime for … Continue reading
One clap, two claps into ovations applause filled with respect well earned a bow both humble and proud A cycle completed angels welcome us home.
Clouds filled with rain falling on fertile fields runoff to streams meandering into rivers filling lakes overflowing, ever onward to oceans around the globe. If only we shared love as completely as we share water, each drop a smile, hug, … Continue reading
Falling star filled with poems wishes and dreams billows of clouds rainbows still wet with tears unshed, my thoughts shift and tumble, carrying me here, then there tumbleweeds of hope never staying in one place very long I float between … Continue reading
I we one love share care now us ♥
P eople caring L ending a helping hand E veryone working together A llowing dignity and respect S incerity and co-operation E ach doing his part
Population explosion in just my lifetime. Why are there so many more souls on Earth now than ever before? Clear lakes of my childhood have disappeared wars without end calamities everywhere; are we nearing the end? Perhaps, but this need … Continue reading
Verandas in the back porches in the front security walls and guards rocking chairs and iced tea moonlit strolls in the neighborhood are a thing of the past. We live in prisons while evil goes free. What happened?
As I walked along the path I saw tiny flowers here and there. They filled me with delight and I understood that we each can add little smiles to another’s day so easily: a kind word helping hand hug, laughter … Continue reading
Ocean liner sails the seas people wallowing in luxury while others are dying of hunger and war still others are buying more and more There’s great wealth to be had but its not shared and that is sad There is … Continue reading
Granny on Hunger “Ain’t nothin’ worse than seeing yer young’un crying cause he’s hungry.” My uncle said that sometimes there was little to eat. Granny would roast some corn meal for the children..dry, with little taste, but it would ward … Continue reading
Piece of peace just a little slice of kindness don’t need much even a hug will do I need to give as well as receive to make it all come out right
Mixed feelings when a good book ends leaving me wanting more yet satisfied at the same time. I want my story to end the same way, wanting more yet also happy to have lived a satisfied tale.
Red or was it blue? Witnesses tell a different story, which one is true? Sometimes I am so sure I am right only to discover what I remember is totally wrong. We see with our perspectives, life experiences coloring all. … Continue reading
Billiard ball life events careening into others random or planned? watch out for eight balls don’t have a clue too soon the game is over next players rack ‘em up while we wonder what happened to all our dreams
Penny candy jaw breakers, red hots licorice whips mary janes childhood delights best friend secrets under the hose on a summer day Rocking chairs, telling stories violets lining the window sills good books, kind neighbors grandbabies to cuddle sweet memories … Continue reading
Days blend into colorful mosaics; each piece forms the design. How we create the picture, depends on our decisions each day. Choose wisely place with care, leaving a picture of Love.
I am the picture I am the frame I am the brush, paint and thought that reveals the creation waiting to come.
Granny on birthdays My mom’s favorite birthday was when Granny took all five kids into the woods to look for wild violets. Afterwards, Granny climbed a guava tree and tossed down juicy guavas with pink centers. They ate them by … Continue reading
What will it take to change the world… a wide sweep of destruction billions dying Earth destroyed? Is it possible to create an unlimited wave of love that sweeps around the globe illuminating every shadow banishing darkness forever? Mighty is … Continue reading