In Memory of The Many

“Memorial Day was born out of necessity. After the American Civil War, a battered United States was faced with the task of burying and honoring the 600,000 to 800,000 Union and Confederate soldiers who had died in the single bloodiest military conflict in American history.” Family loyalties were torn- Family against Family and Neighbor against Neighbor.

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Present Day
One Nation – One Flag

Lest we forget those who
fought for liberty-justice

In Memory of The Many

Today, we Recognize the Brave.
Respect the Forgotten.
Remember the Lost.
Honor the Unknown

Some came home – whole in body, mind_ Spirit
Some came home brokenhearted-Injured.
Some came home missing limbs.
Some came home missing friends.

In Honor of All
For those died in the field:
The unknown, the lost_
forgotten.

Though you now abide in the
Grand Silence – your sacrifice
is remembered.

We are Free … Because of the Brave
This is a day for memories. Where
we were – what that horrific
battle represented.

Today is not for presidential speeches.
parades – beer fests, BBQ’s, or
celebrating the beginning
of summer vacation _
National sports
games.

T Oaks candle vigil

This is a time for reflection… 

After the horror of the days of a war long past
This is a day to express our common grief
of that particular war – Perhaps a
day to reflect on the healing
for our nation. There is a
sickness hovering … there
is a lust for greed – for
power.

Am I alone in hearing the
the beat of the drums
of war?

Am I alone-in my fear that we will
be forced to revisit the very cause
of the great rift in our nation
that left the many hundred
thousands – to their destiny
– Grand Silence

I fear we are called again to
fight for justice liberty, civil –
human rights… Can this
fight be avoided?

Thank You
 

The words are inadequate expression of
our sorrow. Your brave legacy lives on –
If only briefly in our tears.

The Sound of Freedom
The thrumming of our heart,
our memories_ tears.

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If one member is honored, all rejoice together with it.—1 Corinthians 12:26

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The Government Was Never Meant to Become The Family Guardian. Period.

Democracy has all but vanished due largely to the bizarre, foolish and reckless directives drafted, endorsed and supported  to meet the preferences and priorities of the ultra conservative biblical priorities of the Republican Leadership.

 

The President and the Republican party have abandoned their promise of being accountable to the American people to the Constitutional System, Limited Government, Separation of Powers, and the Preservation of the rights of the people which were intended to be preserved; uncompromised for future generations.

Women have the right to vote: Before 1920, few politicians paid any attention to the issues affecting women, but all of that changed when the 19th Amendment was passed. The 19th Amendment guaranteed that women could influence government decisions by voting.

  • That being said: Women are no longer the property of their husband. That being said Women are not the property of the United States Government.
  • Let’s discuss the Republican led endeavors to impose upon or interfere with the Constitution’s fundamental principle of an individual’s liberty and/or privacy. 
  • Something is seriously wrong when Republican held state legislatures are interpreting laws as written by Congress to suit individual privately held religious priorities. 
  • We are not personal chattel – Or State Property if you will; property to be bought, traded, bartered, regulated and sold. 
  • Something is seriously wrong when the language of legislation is deliberately written to intentionally menace,  subdue, discourage restrictive indeed to and punish her. This is a direct threat- this is judgmental. It is demeaning. Legislation like this deems women are chattel. 
  • Something is seriously wrong when women are particularly singled out by Republicans to become targets – subjected to hate campaigns, threats of violence_subjected to punitive-restrictive attempts to criminalize our private and  personal reproductive rights.
  • Religion, Patriarchy and Biology: Patriarch is a title. A male, a ruler- often authoritarian. Often a tyrant – who oversees, denies or grants rights – the choice of a mate, the circumstances of the mating and who shall occupy and govern a woman’s daily life and home, and how youngsters will be raised.

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Beyond the Skin and the Mask

Love is without form; an indefinable manifestation
of the exquisite compassion of the heart, an inner
essence of unique and remarkable capabilities
that circulates throughout the body through
the thin thread of red running through
our veins.

Man is always in a state of becoming:
love transitions us from the old to
the new, reaching out_ in and to.

Love envelopes, unfolds, transcends.
It’s inconsistent, illogical, indefensible:
evolutionary, revolutionary;
u
ndeniable. Ever evolving. 

Love doesn’t bind or limit or know
of gender attractions.

Illogically Love grabs hold of us;
by its very nature it holds on
to see us through the dark
night of the soul

Love is greater than words
from the lip, sweeter than
honey and wine

‘Lovers don’t suffer love
They savor it’

 

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‘Love doesn’t bind or limit…’

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2011 – Rachel Wolff

The Animal Farm – another version

The Animal Farm – Pennsylvania Avenue
Old McGrump Had a Farm – Ei- ei- oh

Old McGrump is a mean old Bastard –
Always walking ‘round his farm
with a riding crop in hand.

He’s a nasty old fart, always expects everyone
to
kneel and bow – and take his shyte
without a whimper.

Everyone, the old bastard said, is
equal_but, he said, some are more
equal
than others.

On his farm, he keeps a cow, a sow,
a bat_ quite a few rats,
and his shrew.
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a few young bucks, creepy crawlies
and a snake or two.

Old McGrump keeps his chickens, 
turtles and dinosaurs on a short
leash. Keeps his wife tucked
away in a tower.

Old McGrump, The Falsifier:
He’s always right. (Except when he’s wrong,
but he’s never
 wrong.

He always tells the truth – (except when he lies)
He denies he lies…But – he lies. 

Once upon a time, he kept a girl to make his huckleberry
pies; a southern gal who tried to sell his lies.

From time to time he calls on
Pastor Grimm for prayer or
two – Grimm is looking forward
to the rapture –
politician preacher

Old McGrump calls in favors from Faux News
and Putin too. They’re all looking to make a
happy dollar or two.

“Screw em, old McGrump said- Goodnight old friends…
Screw ‘em good… McPence nods and waits… 


McGrump, once in bed -Satisfied with his plans – (he doesn’t realize

that cankers of death have already taken his soul;) ‘I’m the winner,’
the old sybarite sighs. He
dreamed of windmills, walls, sanctions,
crowns empires, victories. He believes he will live forever. 

Old McGrump rules with harshness and force: 
He never thinks beyond himself_ never thinks of
the hate – the hurt –
the devastation caused by his extremist
actions.

How his actions have devastated the Union. How his
directives 
sabotaged justice_ destroyed domestic
tranquility. How he’s failed to provide for the
common defense. 
Failed to improve the well-being
of the nation. — Devastated the blessings of liberty.

The world is not a safe place. How can it be when our
liberties, freedoms, and avenues to justice are
being stripped away day by day?

Aided by his cows, sows; his vampire_ his rats and his shrew.
His young bucks, his creepy crawlies, and snakes – his
chickens, turtles, and dinosaurs -all expect
him to become emperor of the world.

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McGrump thinks he will live forever – Ah, but …McPence … waits in the wings with
dreams of his own.

 

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