Love Always Wins

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Death will not speak to us when we lift our poems

as banners waving in the wind,

our words we will fling

like javelins

straight into the heart

of darkness

into the Goliath we call hate

and in the end,

we win,

because love always wins.

This

is our warfare.

     

Poetry and Image © Copyright 2017 2019, ancient skies

Note: From my archives.

A Time That Never Was

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So what is our determination? To live as one nation?

Or to sleep with our assault rifles, dreaming of a time that never was, and when not everyone was truly free?

A time filled with black and white TV showing us soap commercials

and that she’s a good wife keeping his shirts clean?

Stop dreaming.

If you really want to live the 2nd Ammendment

go buy a musket.

We’ll all be safer that way.

No one needs

an assault rifle,

no one. Wake up

and smell the coffee.

 

Poetry and Image © Copyright 2019, ancient skies

Boots

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I’m not sure when we fell in love with the sound of stormtroopers boots,

or embraced the concept that strong means destroying other people,

or why we’ve always mistreated people that are brown.

Don’t let anyone fool you, even if they’re waving flags,

hatred is, and will always be unequivocally……. un-American.

Where are you Dr. King?

Poetry and Image © Copyright 2019, ancient skies

Great Leadership Defined

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A great leader is courageous yet filled with compassion, strong yet willing to yield, driven by wisdom and committed to the greater good. A person of the people, willing to sacrifice for others.

Thank you God, for the leadership of Dr. Martin Luther King.

Each year I post as a way of remembering Dr. King. Now more than ever, may we seek leaders with values like his. May we remember, and continue the work.

       

Writing © Copyright 2019, ancient skies, image from a Cleveland news source

Thought for the Day

From my good friend Lionel – please see his original post. We stand together against hate.

All post for this week will be devoted to denouncing racism. “The moment we forget, we repeat.” – Lionel RACISM – prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one’s own race is superior. Synonyms: racial discrimination, racialism, racial prejudice, xenophobia, chauvinism, bigotry, casteism The belief that […]

via Thought for the day — Lionel Sneed Ministries

Three Brave Souls

Visions now of boot polish smeared,

a fast brush on leather,

ehoes of shouting, boots running, cascading down our streets,

stomping our bricks,

pounding our sanity, meanwhile

three brave souls in Virginia have perished

history haunting us, taking revenge

but may the gentle spirits – rest in peace.

I don’t really have a helmet, but I can sure make us some signs

for next time.

   

Poetry © Copyright 2017, ancient skies