Stronger Together


If we are to accomplish peace we must always remember – we are stronger, together.

Remembering Charlottesville, Va. today. May we all be set free from prejudice and hate. 

Poetry and Image © Copyright 2018, ancient skies

The 4th of July

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We are a nation of immigrants founded by immigrants

and we signed the papers on the 4th of July

didn’t we? And now may we repent,

as a nation, of our prejudice

of our hatred

for “the other”

as the blood speaks

and children cry

may we turn away from our sins

as we celebrate freedom

may we embrace

the color of our brother

our sister

the diversity,

their precious gifts

we have always

been given.


Poetry and Image © Copyright 2018, ancient skies

Love Reflections II


People did want to stone us, do you remember North Carolina, My Love, as they picked up the rocks? The ungodly imbedded code of hating us, our two different colors. They were blind though.

But we walked through their fire, as we always did for years later, and we reached farther, taking hold of the holy bonding. In our fire we were victorious

fooling every one of them

by getting married, and staying that way. Even though they still stare at us in Pennsylvania. 


Poetry and Image © Copyright 2017, ancient skies

Shadows of Our History


We cannot be forgiven for the sins of our forefathers, but we don’t carry

their shadows either. The blood stains are too great for us to erase

on our own, but perhaps through forgiveness and compassion

we can repair each other, and heal our land.


And thank God women can be part of the drum corps now

and even run for President.


Poetry and Image © Copyright 2016, Ancient Skies

A Quote about Peace

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“Peace cannot be kept by force, it can only be achieved by understanding.”

Albert Einstein

Einstein was not only brilliant, he had a deep understanding of human nature. This wonderful insight shows us that, we as people need to understand each other, in order to have peace. Peace is not simply the lack of aggression, or the ceasing of hostility.

No, we will not always agree, but we need to at least be willing to see the other person’s point of view. This is also true of communities, ethnic groups, and nations. When we understand the other better, it is then we will start to build respect.

And maybe, just maybe, when we respect others, we can get along, and develop or cultivate, the elusive love, we so desperately need in our world.

I wish you peace!


Writing and Image © Copyright 2015, nicodemasplusthree

Peace and blessings to everyone.

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