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Message 1993697 - Posted: 14 May 2019, 4:10:14 UTC

A Bull in the China Shop


Down, with a crash!
Porcelain toys,
financed with cash,
for world's girls and boys.

Men on the moon,
build China shop, too.
Needing no room
for bulls who would rule.

Build porcelain toys
that study the sky.
Collaborative joy,
for those who would try.

Saying to Earth-friends:
Don't spit into wind.


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Message 1997173 - Posted: 7 Jun 2019, 11:54:20 UTC

C'est La Vie

The waves of the sea
Look at me in my rocking boat.
So it be mote!

"De aarzeling komt twijfelend om de hoek
En toont mij het blauwe licht in de kamer
Van mijn beste vriend."

Can't you see the centre of it all?

And so we forgot about the air in the sky,
The words in our mouth and the tiny
Notes of music in the sky.

So it be mote,
Note for note,
C'est la vie.

Can't you see the centre of it all?

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Message 1997175 - Posted: 7 Jun 2019, 12:03:08 UTC

Hope Of The Sands

Sands in time,
We will forever be.
The mirrored beach,
Reflecting to the sky,
Resolving into the water of the sea,
We will forever be
The hope of the sea,
The hope of the sands,
The hope of the saints.
Refrain from being starved
In the sciences of life.
Hope of the sands,
Hope of the sea,
This is all between you and me,
Between sky and lands,
Between sorrows and grands.
This is all hope of the sands.
This is all time, when the sands, sun and sky
Sing the hope of the sea,
The hope off you and me.

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Message 1997612 - Posted: 9 Jun 2019, 22:30:19 UTC

Salvation


If God will save us from ourselves,
Will He, then, match our sins, in kind?
With dimly-heard, the coming bells,
providing, yet, familiar sign . . .

A silent blackness, born of stress,
to save us from a burnt-out world.
A plague, that will not take redress,
except, the gift of death, unfurled . . .

To ruthlessly tear people's souls,
and leave their bodies by the road.
No friend or foe would pay the toll,
to chance beside that dire abode.

The scourge will end.
A new amen.


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Message 1999917 - Posted: 27 Jun 2019, 12:53:10 UTC
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Le Brouillard

Son coeur a laissé
le chambre libre
A l'oiseau.

Pour trainer
Sans le miracle
Dans un ciel
De brouillard.

Vole une peu
Dans les émeraldes
Du coeur de la terre.

Le ciel est avec nous,
Nous, les héros, trainant
Dans un monde sans miracle.

Laissons le chambre
Libre à l'oiseau.
Laissons le ciel
Libre aux étoiles.
Laissons la terre
Libre aux amis.

On cours après le miracle
Au fond de nos coeurs,
Au bout de la terre.

Le brouillard, entre les arbres
S'évanouit, direction étoiles,
Qui doivent ëtre nées.

Reflection, absorption où émission,
Tout est la verité, exactement,
Comme notre bon Dieu.

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Message 1999919 - Posted: 27 Jun 2019, 13:02:35 UTC

A Sign II

The doorstep left a leaf in front.
It wouldn't move, so the wind did take it.
It did not leave a sign on the ground,,
That soil, that is drying out under our feet.

How big the drought is, only our Lord can see.
Where do the lonely travellers go to,
Once the song is dead,
When even the sand is gone,
When the sign is gone
And breaks the singer of the song.

We go away from the drought
Under our heavy feet,
Where there is no sign to be found.

The wind did take it
And blew it into the arms of love,
With an army of love.

They left a sign.

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Message 2004347 - Posted: 26 Jul 2019, 11:35:52 UTC

Johnny Sadman

I'm a fan of Johnny Sadman
And together we will make it
And live the dream of Johnny Sadman.

He is sad, Johnny Sadman,
He needs more fans
Who want to dance
With Johnny Sadman.

Dance with Johnny Sadman,
Wherever He may have ran
Because He's sad.

Who wants to dance
With Johnny Sadman?
Who wants to be His
Number one fan?

Johnny Sadlman kills the light
Because He owns it.

I'm a fan of Johnny Sadman.

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Message 2004349 - Posted: 26 Jul 2019, 11:48:19 UTC

On The Flip Side

In the midst of it all,
I am surrounded by the cold,
But the cold is surrounded too,
It is surrounded by the void,
Which is cold too, at times.

Yes, the Lord, that's who you're talking too,
Talking to me, that's what you can find on the flip side.

No one can hear it,
Everyone hears him...
No, not the void.

On the flip side, is where I'll be,
Where the Love is,
Where the Life is.

On our rock, revolving,
Following the universal spin,
I am surrounded by the cold,
That give me chills,
Even in the warm sunshine.

It is surrounded by the void,
Yes, the void, which is cold too, at times.

On the flip side is where I'll be,
Where my heart is,
Where a new start is.

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Message 2005949 - Posted: 6 Aug 2019, 2:51:16 UTC

What?


Speed limit is thirty-five miles per hour.
Gas is rationed.
Beef is rationed.
Sugar is rationed.

Nobody complains.

Global warming's extreme rules?

No.
WWII.


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Message 2007228 - Posted: 14 Aug 2019, 2:25:09 UTC

A Patch-Work Quilt

A patch-work quilt, from coast to coast,
that citizens did plant, today.
It left the reps. no time to boast,
when people did it, all, their way.

Perennials, called weeds, that spoke:
We want the bees and birds to find
that we do speak for every folk,
to heal this land, we have a mind.

Just turn us loose, that's all we ask,
to transform carbon in the air . . .
for all of us, a simple task . . .
sweet oxygen, again, in air.

Let liquid sunshine, once more reign,
in Oregon, nay, fruited plain.

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13 Aug. 2019

Note: The citizens of the Pacific NW, USA, sometimes use "liquid sunshine", in place of rain.
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Message 2009428 - Posted: 26 Aug 2019, 22:25:40 UTC - in response to Message 2005949.  
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What?


Speed limit is thirty-five miles per hour.
Gas is rationed.
Beef is rationed.
Sugar is rationed.

Nobody complains.

Global warming's extreme rules?

No.
WWII.


jrm
5 Aug. 2019


Heartbreaking and yet, heartwarming, Jim.
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Message 2009446 - Posted: 27 Aug 2019, 0:21:59 UTC - in response to Message 2009428.  

We're all in this together, Julie. Read my latest book offering. :o(
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Message 2009460 - Posted: 27 Aug 2019, 2:04:51 UTC

To My Grandchildren


Here, is your world,
my dear loved children.

For better, or worse,
in sickness, or in health.

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This sounds like an old-fashioned
wedding vow.

It is.
We're married to this earth.

Let's not consider
divorce.

Let's consider
life,
to it's fullest.


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Message 2009466 - Posted: 27 Aug 2019, 3:09:20 UTC

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Message 2011180 - Posted: 8 Sep 2019, 1:13:23 UTC

Poignancy


Perhaps, life's impressions
can be summed up in one word,

poignancy.

It's beauty resides
in its scope,

sadness, despair, anger, elation,
love.

A poignant life,
also,
needs to be shared.

How?

Listen to its music.


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Message 2011461 - Posted: 10 Sep 2019, 11:16:40 UTC

No More Crying

I hear the children crying
Through the stream of life,
Fighting their ways
Through the breaches of life.

Oh I hear the children crying
Through my head.

Silent is the way of life
And I roll on through.

Oh I hear the children crying
Through the stream of life,
Not fighting, but finding
Their ways through the silence of life.

Yes, breathing is the way of life,
No matter what your heart says.

No more crying for our children,
No more crying for you and me.
Unification has set us free.

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Message 2011463 - Posted: 10 Sep 2019, 11:36:33 UTC

Now Freedom!

You leave me here
In the cold.

Now, what am I supposed to do?

I smoke away my freedom
In the damaged air we're breathing.

Now fight!
Now fear!
Now freedom, is oh so near.

New energy,
No false..

No-ones on the fright..

You leave me here in the cold,
Now what the' f**k am I supposed to do?

I see freak shows
In the damage of the night.

Now fight!
Now fear!
Now freedom is oh so near.

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Message 2011993 - Posted: 15 Sep 2019, 1:01:05 UTC

Ref. Minuteman Statue, Lexington, MA


Standing Guard


Standing guard, to warn the world.
This time, a musket to be fired.
Alarm to make; a flag unfurled.
New steps to take, by nations, tired.

United Nations, by decree,
Given new authority.
Modified prosperity.
Sacrifice, from sea to sea.

Global warming's primacy.
Other thoughts now fallacy.


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