I'm stuck in the middle
of war between two nations,
one screams attack while,
the other shouts defend.
I'm stuck in the middle
of political games
each party exploring ways
to squeeze out money.
I'm stuck in the middle
of city and village
one with its pollution
and enormous opportunities
while the other with peace
and scarce resources.
I'm stuck in middle
of nowhere and somewhere
searching for the meaning
of freedom offered,
is it real or just an illusion?
Yesterday’s worship and teaching service was the first Advent teaching and centered around Hope.
Our teaching elder said something I’d never thought about before. It was the idea that in order for Hope to exist, there must be something which is wrong, broken, scary…painful happening. Hope is the anticipation of something better coming.
Hope is the opposite of dread…and apprehension that something bad is coming.
I’ve lived much of my life with dread and very little hope. Recently, I’d nearly given up hope that things will improve. Especially my ability to cope with parenting a child on the Autism Spectrum.
Since last November, I’ve lived with a sense of dread about what w...
खुन की नदियाँ, और हर्ष का तालाब
भुखा भी रोया, भरपेट भी ना सोया
क्या जाति, क्या दर्जा
जब इंसानियत को बांटा धर्म के नाम।
कुछ को दफ़नाया मिट्टि में,
कुछ को जलाया सरे आम,
यह फ़र्क ही काफी था
जो ले गया मनुष्य की जान।
लेकिन, बात यह ना थी इतनी आसान,
मुद्दा बढा आगे इस पर,
तो एक चींटी को भी बांटा गया,
इस मुल्क का हिंदुस्तानी भी कहलाया मुसलमान।
अब, टूटी चुकी हैं बेडियाँ मानवता की,
मिट चुका है वो प्यार ,
जिसके भोलेपन का बना है मज़ाक,
वही नाचेगा देश के जनाज़े पर।
- मानवी शर्मा
They call it the law
We call it apartheid, internment, conscription, partition and silence
Its the law that they make, to keep you and me where they think we belong
They hide behind steel and bulletproof glass, machine guns and lies
And they tell us who suffer the torture and tear gas that we're in the wrong
For a dear friend in Gaza, may you find peace one day ❤
There are some who want to watch the world burn. They get off on destroying others and even themselves. They get mad at others for feeling anything. Maybe because they don't feel anything. Nothing but hate. Not for the sake of anything important but for the sole purpose to hate, to go against the grain. For the sake of irritation and creating chaos, inciting more hate. Those people will die out not by murder or violence but by educating. By creating a society that holds you accountable for your hate for the sake of hate. By standing up to bad people and not condoning any behavior that causes others pain. Like men do with rape culture. Like women being taught how evil men are. So that we can ...
Que sea una elección y no solo una erección
Si vas amarla,
tienes que saber que ella no es solo una portada bonita
y que tienes que acabar de leerla
y no arrepentirte a la primera pagina.
Tienes que saber que no solo te vas a correr,
tu tienes que correr,
pero correr el riesgo de amarla como ella es.
Tienes que saber identificar
la pasión de una noche
del martirio de por vida,
recuerda no todas son iguales,
algunas son solo cementerios
y ellas te verán como su ramo de flores para adornarlas,
otras son jardines
que por mucho que las destruyas
siempre sabrán como florecer.
Si vas amarla,
tienes que saber la diferencia de elección a erección,
tienes que saber que ella t...
"Sometimes we pull so many things out from our hat that it becomes impossible to get all of them back in."
What would I do if I were president?
I would, piece by piece, the world mend
I wouldn't expel anyone as long as they're good
And have no criminal records, as no one should
I would give to the poor and ask the rich to do the same
We are, after all, in life, in the same "ballgame"
There would be no need to be afraid anymore
Because I would make sure that all the people of this great nation are good to their core
If they're not, there are cops around
And, even if the sirens do make a sound
It'll make the "criminals" afraid to be so
Because the cops will be tough enough for them and it won't be a show
So, even though I am not capable of this
I am asking God to help with this business
Kings, queens, and presidents are all very powerful and important people. In our history as well as in the present.
But what if you could be one for a day? If you could rule your country for one day, what would you do? Enjoy the luxury or perhaps make some changes that will be beneficial for everyone?
Write your ideas/thoughts in an open letter and tag 'thoughts'.
Dear Mr. Trump,
Why do you feel the need to attack transgender men and women in this way???
I don't understand what the difference is between a transgender man or woman and a biological man or woman. As far as I see it, these people are still men and women regardless of whichever gender they were assigned at birth.
The fact that these people are prepared to put their lives on the line in order to protect their country is something that you should be respecting them for rather than preventing them from doing the job that they want to do... after all, it's your ass that they are protecting.
Instead, you are choosing to marginalise them and force them to live as a person that they ar...
My heart doesn't often settle onto politics; but right now, it has. This current decision Trump has proclaimed is an utter disgrace to our Country!!! It's horrendous against our heroic military. It's devastating to the Veterans. It's inhuman to the human race. I can't imagine someone trying to bullshit the American people with The government can't afford the financial accommodations of which the transgenders' would need!!! It's just absolutely preposterous! Please know, this IS NOT , I repeat, IS NOT ... the voice of the AMERICAN people!! It's the can of worms Trump shouldn't have opened!
The problem with oldies is that, they always think they're right. They say, " We're experienced. So we know what's good for you." Oh come on! This is 21st century. Your experience may help us only to an extent. The environment you worked in 30 or 40 years ago wasn't the same like it is now. The psychological bent of people wasn't the same as it is now. And the dirty politics.. I don't think you oldies have experienced even one fourth of what we get to deal with at workplace now. Accept it! Only then you will be able to understand why I always cry... " I don't like my job. I don't like it." It's suffocating! I want to work independently.
- the new Melody
"Either history is strange or the leaders ordinary, the events turn out to be no different than the past."
We've been so focused on what Trump has been doing, where We've forgotten about our Country.
My People We need to Wisen Up
Kicked down but we Rising up
Open up our eyes cos our eyes are shut.
Politicians want to lie to us,
Even though we cry for love.
Reasons why Celebrities shouldn't vote.
1) They can afford to start over somewhere else when economy collapses.
2) They don't pay my bills, they don't pay for my Familys meals.
3) People need a true role model to feel inspired to, not to follow someone elses path
4) The Government will listen to their voices over the rest of us common People.
5) They are so Fame hungry that they actually forgot what is really important. Knowledge and Understanding is everyone's right. But don't miselead People down your path. Celebrities don't understand this.
What they don't tell you
as a child:
Being an adult means
knowing monsters are real,
knowing their names
and their faces
and their plans
they aren't coming for you,
and that makes it okay.
We don't have time
to be bothered by the suffering
But if there's anything I've learned
they don't stop,
and some day,
they'll come for us all.
Sitting here struggling for inspiration,
Analysing the worth of our nation,
Struggling to come to terms with our methods of termination,
We all want to leave,
Some want to stay,
Where do you leave to when there's no where to go,
We are stuck on this planet (unless your rich) (or an astronaut)
Be happy why you can before the nuclear war,