Easy Peasy

Hey you, boy and girl!

Why not? Give it a whirl!

Nothing to it but

to do it!  You’re the poet

who didn’t know it!

Here’s how

you milk this cow:

Think of a word you like

to say, then say it!

No cuss words please

I mean, oh jeese!

You say kadiddledeepot?

I guess so–why ever not?

Hop on Pop?

Skip and hop?

Don’t stop now

milk that cow! Ow!

Why think cow

instead of plow?

Gotta push that plow along,

but words tend to pop out strong

like milk in the pail,

yummy in the tummy

or corn in the pot–

when the pot is hot.

Why not?

Toss me a roll the butter said

we  need a knife for this spread.

 

Image: Camden Town Street Art, London

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A Reminder by Rollo May

It is worth reminding ourselves that one can be entirely sincere and firm in one’s convictions–and entirely wrong. We must accept responsibility for whether we are right or wrong….Man’s “unlimited potential” is a term one hears often, and we are adjured to “fulfill it” as much as possible….The error is in treating potential as if it had no limits at all, as though life’s course were perpetually “onward and upward.” The illusion that we become “good” by progressing a little more each day is a doctrine bootlegged from technology and made into a dogma in ethics where it does not fit….in ethics, in aesthetics, in other matters of the spirit, the term progress in that sense has no place. Modern man is not ethically superior to Socrates and the Greeks, and although we build buildings differently  we do not make them more beautiful than the parthenon.  (From Power and Innocence.)

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My Gravatars – Fun

Nan Mykel

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Words

Well said.

Ruth Scribbles

So many words
Swirling
Twirling
Lasting
Longing to be written

Silence is not always golden
Things were not better in the olden
Days
Days of no civil rights
Rights not granted to BIPOC*

BIPOC* constantly belittled
Belittled and hated

When white people are silent
We are complicit.
I will NOT keep quiet.
BIPOC* must be listened to!

Quit saying things are better
If you think they are, you are not listening!

~RuthScribbles~

* black indigenous people of color

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Wisdom

Pulling your hair only hurts your head–

that’s what grandma always said.

 

If you can’t say something nice,

then tell the truth, said Cousin Ruth.

 

Sticks and stones

may break my bones

said brother Jones,

but words can really

piss me off!

 

The parole

of the troll

who stole

the payroll

won’t last long.

 

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Heaven is going to have a wall?

Today’s the terror day and my Spectrum isn’t working…

The ICE raids will tear families apart and terrify entire communities — all under moral cover from the religious right.

James Dobson claims that asylum seekers are “illiterate” and sometimes “violent.” Pastor Robert Jeffress says “Heaven itself is gonna have a wall.” Even Franklin Graham looks the other way, claiming that helping refugees is somehow “not a Bible issue.”

P.S. Do you know any immigrants who might suffer from these raids? The American Civil Liberties Union has put together a helpful page for them with tips like this: “You do not have to let police or immigration agents into your home unless they have certain kinds of warrants.” Please share the ACLU’s Immigrants’ Rights page widely, and ask your pastor to consider sharing it with your church too.

From Faithful America

 


 

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The God Gene

Inside, nestled into a corner of the brain, lies a chapel tucked away just in case we need it. Tear ducts have been installed for weeping, fingers for pointing, painting, and sometimes pinching. When glee or ecstasy overtake us, we are provided outlets for dancing and singing. On the long dark days of need, there is our inner chapel, deemed by some to be “the God gene.”  Why not?

 

The wind blows unseen

Fireflies dance in synchrony

Painter of sunsets

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