Acceptance

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In the oceans of our opinions,

in the stormy seas of our rhetoric,

there is never any healing,

for those stranded at sea,

for those with sails burning,

the horizon is lost.

The hurting don’t need,

an email, some policy,

from distant talking heads,

they need a live person,

a human being,

to say to them, you matter,

that you have value,

that they you are loved and,

accepted.

Everyone should be welcomed in our ships,

where the sails,

have been restored,

and the horizon shines,

brightly with hope.

     

Poetry and Image © Copyright 2015, nicodemasplusthree

Peace and blessings to everyone.

“If you love nature, you will love people.”

Cars

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I like cars especially,

the old ones,

but I know a man,

that spent $800 a month,

for his car payment, and $200

a month, for gasoline,

not including,

his insurance,

and maintenance costs.

Do you realize how many children,

that would feed?

Have we lost our minds?

Poetry and Image © Copyright 2015, nicodemasplusthree

Peace and blessings to everyone.

“If you love nature, you will love people.”

In Eternity

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In eternity the colors are brighter,

than anything we can comprehend,

the lonely will be loved,

and the pain will be gone,

no more dying.

There will only be one judge,

instead of many,

to see how much we loved,

how much we helped,

other people.

Did we care?

or just preach our doctrine?

while people starved,

and waited,

for help that never came.

I love the mountains,

and my life here,

but people are what matter,

we were meant to be healing,

He said so,

go for the heartbeat,

with a hand,

of compassion.

I want to see the brightness,

of the colors,

with my brothers and sisters,

standing,

shoulder to shoulder,

thanking,

each other for the help,

we all needed,

caring,

about each other,

even though,

we were,

different colors.

Poetry and Image © Copyright 2015, nicodemasplusthree

Peace and blessings to everyone.

“If you love nature, you will love people.”

The Sea of Poverty

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There are no lifeboats in this sea,

no search lights longing,

to bring them home,

no saviors sending,

their bread from heaven.

Only desperate hearts,

and fear always,

the fear of how,

to feed the children.

I don’t have a lot,

I’ll do what I can,

the checkbook?

lifting some of the load,

casting off, a piece of worry,

restoring maybe a smile,

small bits really.

Salvation,

in a few bowls of rice.

Poetry and Image © Copyright 2015, nicodemasplusthree

Blessings to everyone, and peace!

“If you love nature, you will love people.”

Up Here

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Up here, I know You are real,

there are no excuses,

Do You always see this far?

yes of course, I forgot,

I understand the choirs now,

the royalty,

there is a mist, but I think I see Nepal,

I’ve never seen it before….

have mercy,

I can never understand,

the suffering!

Can you send some more angels?

They need……God they need help….

and that young man,

to the right, see him? He’s in Detroit,

he needs…….,

and the young woman in New York,

considering suicide…..get the gun away from her!

Oh, thank God…….

there are so many.

No wonder we only see in a fog,

and You see clearly.

While, I’m here,

I’d like to pray some more.

Is that Your hand,

on my shoulder?

Poetry and Image © Copyright 2015, nicodemasplusthree

Blessings to everyone, and peace!

“If you love nature, you will love people.”

Humanity is an Ocean

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“You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.”

Mahatma Gandhi

The Strength of a Giant

There was nothing small about his spirit,

walking tall, in the weeds,

of prejudice, fighting,

pointing to the light,

strengthening the people,

and bringing freedom,

with the strength of a giant.

 

Note: This is day 2 of the 3 Day Quote Challenge given to me by three different people recently. The poem is an add on, and is mine.

Poetry and Image © Copyright 2015, nicodemasplusthree

Blessings to everyone, and peace!

“If you love nature, you will love people.”

Sing Dear Ones

young chief joseph

“All men were made by the Great Spirit Chief. They are all brothers.”

Thunder Coming Down from the Mountains (Chief Joseph)

Sing dear ones, sing,

sing of your sorrow and pain,

sing of your people,

your children,

sing of the land erased,

and the buffalo gone,

sing so we can hear you,

not so we can wail,

and cry stone tears,

but so we can remember you,

ask your forgiveness,

and embrace your beauty.

Sing dear ones, sing,

I want to remember.

 

 

 

Note: This quote is part of the 3 Day Quote Challenge given to me by three different people recently. The poem is an add on, and is mine.

A big thank you for the nomination to:

Bella from Arts and Rymes

Lisa from Underground Energy

Erika Kind

Since alot of people having been trying this lately I will wait on nominating someone else.

Poetry © Copyright 2015, nicodemasplusthree

image from google

Blessings to everyone, and peace!

“If you love nature, you will love people.”