Churches Burning

Published July 2, 2015 by silentlyheardonce

A total of seven churches have burned in the past the two weeks.

The last is being blamed on natural causes. These incidents were kept quiet. That was an amazing accomplishment in this age of information. I saw a photo on FB expressing this. I started reading the comments but stopped after reading the first one. It was very loud.

Before I share it, Let me tell you, I have a white friend with whom I bump heads with over most race topics. So far our relationship has withstood the test. That being said the comment was, “they are trying to divide us.” I don’t know who they are but that statement explains a lot. It may sound like paranoia but we as a country are divided with conflicting emotions about this festering boil on American history. We can’t come to an understanding regarding race relations. There is too much anger and distrust. Some of us are blind or refuse to see the disparity in the treatment of people of color. Some of us can’t see beyond the hate to find a tangible solution.  But one thing for sure these incidents of biases police brutality needs to stop. The justice system is broken, unbalanced and needs to be fixed.

Acts of hate are called terrorist acts. Peaceful demonstrations turn to riots. Children parting in the wrong neighborhood are brutalized. In an experiment a white man carrying an Assault Rifle (AR-47) over his shoulder is stopped by the police. He is asked politely asked why he’s carrying a gun. A black man carrying the same gun, in the same manner, in the same area isn’t asked he is demanded at gun point to get on the ground. https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=EvW_zBvJlsA#t=16

A young black person is deemed guilty by virtue of the color of their skin. Dick Wolf the producer of Law and Order addressed these issues honestly for twenty years and nothing has changed in society.  If we don’t all open our eyes we will be a country divided the rich vs. the poor, the republicans vs. the democratic, black vs. white, man vs. woman, cities vs. cities, states vs. states  and neighborhoods vs. neighborhoods. It’s not a future I want for my grandchildren. It’s not a future I want for America, the only country and home I know.  If we close our eyes to our differences and open them to our similarities we may be able to lance that infectious boil on the ass of humanity.

So while you’re eating bar-b-que burger and hot dog celebrating America’s independence from Britain this weekend. Think about the Africans that were stolen, bought and sold into slavery. That were brutalized and kept ignorant with fear. Think about the America that became rich from their blood, sweat and tears of black people.  We need healing on both sides and the healing needs to begin now before we become a country divided.

Churches Burning

Published July 2, 2015 by silentlyheardonce

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A total of seven churches have burned in the past the two weeks. The last is being blamed on natural causes. These incidents were kept quiet. That was an amazing accomplishment in this age of information. I saw a photo on FB expressing this. I started reading the comments but stopped after reading the first one. It was very loud.

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Before I share it, Let me tell you, I have a white friend with whom I bump heads with over most race topics. So far our relationship has withstood the test. That being said the comment was, “they are trying to divide us.” I don’t know who they are but that statement explains a lot. It may sound like paranoia but we as a country are divided with conflicting emotions about this festering boil on American history. We can’t come to an understanding regarding race relations. There is too much anger and distrust. Some of us are blind or refuse to see the disparity in the treatment of people of color. Some of us can’t see beyond the hate to find a tangible solution. But one thing for sure these incidents of biases police brutality needs to stop. The justice system is broken, unbalanced and needs to be fixed. Acts of hate are called terrorist acts. Peaceful demonstrations turn to riots. Children parting in the wrong neighborhood are brutalized.

 

 

In an experiment a white man carrying an Assault Rifle (AR-15) over his shoulder is stopped by the police. He is asked politely asked why he’s carrying a gun. A black man carrying the same gun, in the same way, in the same area isn’t asked he is demanded at gun point to get on the ground.

 

 

A young black person is deemed guilty by virtue of the color of their skin. Dick Wolf the producer of Law and Order addressed these issues honestly for twenty years and nothing has changed in society. If we don’t all open our eyes we will be a country divided the rich vs. the poor, the republicans vs. the democratic, black vs. white, man vs. woman, cities vs. cities, states vs. states and neighborhoods vs. neighborhoods. It’s not a future I want for my grandchildren. It’s not a future I want for America, the only country and home I know. If we close our eyes to our differences and open them to our similarities we may be able to lance that infectious boil on the ass of humanity.

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So while you’re eating a bar-b-que burger and hot dog celebrating America’s independence from Great Britain this weekend. Think about the Africans that were stolen, bought and sold into slavery. That were brutalized and kept ignorant with fear. Think about the America that became rich from their blood, sweat and tears of black people. We need healing on both sides and the healing needs to begin now before we become a country divided.

Be Happiness

Published July 1, 2015 by silentlyheardonce

 

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Most people enjoy beautiful things delicate blooming flowers, mesmerizing sunrises, a babies laughter, a gentle hug and captivating sun sets. We can even see beauty in the ugly and embrace it. Like dark menacing clouds before a storm.

 

 

What we feel shines out of us.

 

 

So many people are angry in this world. Angry because life isn’t what they expected. Angry because they have to work for a job they aren’t happy with. Angry because they’ve made bad decisions while living life. Many people are angry because they just aren’t happy. Some don’t even know they’re angry simply because they have allowed it to become a part of their persona. It’s an unnatural energy that they toss in the universe creating a link in a chain of misery. This anger is contagious, a virus that needs infection control.

 
So many people are infected with this systemic anger, sadness and loneliness that’s bubbling inside them. Eventually, like a volcano they will explode and every day, like lava, their pain will ooze out and burn every and anyone that comes in contact with them. Most of us taste the anger, digest it and feel the effects until we regurgitate it back into the world. It is highly contagious so inoculate yourself with high doses of gladness.

 
That saying you get what you give in life is true. We attract what we radiate if it’s negatively, you can bet unhappiness will be your norm. Being unhappy takes a lot of hard work because unhappiness is an unnatural state.

 
There is so much beauty abound. All we need to do is open our eyes to see, open our ears to hear and our hands to feel. Inhale the joys in life no matter how much stress haunts your days. Lets spread the disease of happiness until everyone is infected. Smile.

 
We can’t control the way people behave but we can control how we react to other people’s behavior. We can control how we feel and the face that we share with world. Most things we live through are temporary. In time every feeling and emotion will pass until something else invades our happiness. But we don’t have to let it. We can choose to be happy in the shadow of sadness and anger.

 
If we remember to breathe and feel the joy that sometimes hides behind the sadness, that creates anger then our heavy hearts will become light. If we stop and hear the stillness in the silence we will find the power of happiness.

Free Poetry

Published July 1, 2015 by silentlyheardonce

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Healing Textile

Published June 30, 2015 by silentlyheardonce
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Not only does our country but the world needs mending. Everyone has issues with everything. We either have the wrong skin color or practice the wrong religion. We didn’t study higher education and get letters behind our names. We live in a neighborhood that offers affordable housing. He made his first million before he was twenty-five. She has a big behind and a pretty face. He has a hell-a-va jump shot. These are the things that put us in different categories. We judge each other without knowing each other. Nor do we even try to get to know each other.
Metaphorically sarcasm: I don’t know about their life style so I hate them because I envy them. My envy and hate is the barrier that is keeping me from feeling the happiness bubbling inside of me.
You know I think that gay marriage being allowed in the law of the land is going to be the thread that heals this world. Check this out. A black man marries a white man and they adopt an African child and an oriental child. This family unit shares a love that is unique and challenging. This family overcomes the stares, the verbal abuse and bigotry to have an ironclad relationship that becomes stronger year after year. If we end up with a couple of million families like this may we might just see the world mend begin to mend.
I think we just need to stop fearing what we don’t know and learn to embrace our differences. Lets plant the seeds of hope and love and grow a garden of peace.

6/27/15

Free Poetry

Published June 29, 2015 by silentlyheardonce

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No Kindle No Problem download this free link and get it on your laptop or desktop. Then you can get your free copy of Pages of Pain from this link from July 3, 2015 to July 7, 2015 and enjoy reading it while your relax over the holiday.

I really appreciate your support and would be overjoyed if you take a moment to leave a review on Amazon or Good Reads. Good or bad be honest!!!

Thank you WP

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