Tag Archives: Social Justice

Many rivers to cross

Sometimes, life leaves you reeling with nowhere to turn and no one to call out to. The capitalist juggernaut has left many of us one medical illness, one job loss, one paycheck from the brink. People who work all of … Continue reading

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Waiting on a world

Waiting with bated breath for a word to fall from a pen for a song to rise like wisps dreaming in expectant repose Waiting for the morning rays to crack open the Southern sky revealing the secrets only the stars were … Continue reading

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The less I know

We will rise by Lowkey with Yemeni poet Sanasino Is it just dream? Am I a fool for trying? I stand defiant but my enemy’s the tallest giant Will my visions be reality? They tell me never. I wanna feel … Continue reading

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No moss

The stillness of the stone perching motionless on the grass unmoving yet content in its state of rest and blissful unknowing The force of the kick that propels its mass forward in perpetual acceleration rolling like the pebble that becomes … Continue reading

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Complications

Who holds the keys to the kingdom of blood and tears and tax deductible sweat What is the method for decoding the hidden messages that distinguish those who rule from those who are ruled When did the truth become so complicated … Continue reading

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The mercy rule

While I’ve spent the last two weeks on a road trip to the Chesapeake Bay and Smoky Mountains with my family, Israel has spent that time nobly defending itself from rocks and accuracy challenged, manually fired rockets that “lack guidance … Continue reading

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A trumpet over troubled waters

So much to talk about, so little time. Life is crazy busy now with school back in session. While Obama whips the masses into a froth at the National Mall, the masters of war contemplate making it official in Syria. … Continue reading

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Mic check: hunglikejesus

Good Morning by hunglikejesus this may enhance your reading pleasure: Morning greeted me next to her. As sunlight strikes my love I am consumed by the emotions that accompany the realization that she is indeed mine. I have succumbed to … Continue reading

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A plain little thing

“Your Majesty, please… I don’t like to complain, But down here below, we are feeling great pain. I know, up on top you are seeing great sights, But down here at the bottom we, too, should have rights.” -Dr. Seuss … Continue reading

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For the Nguyen

Things tend to get a little heavy around here so I thought that a little humor was in order to lighten things up a bit.  When a friend showed me this skit I laughed harder than I have in a … Continue reading

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