I wrote this straight to art paper before I went to sleep the other night. Iraq, US-backed Israel vs. “we already bombed the hell out of the Arab world already” Palestine. Children deserve better. All of us deserve better.
(800) 456-1111, toll-free number for the White House.
Linked to Poets United, Poetry Pantry, free write and who knows what hijinks any one of us will be up to at any given moment? Give it a try! Also, although I missed the dverse deadline by TWO DAYS (!), I still want to give you the link for this dverse “small world” PROMPT. There are great things happening at many prompt sites around the WWW (Wonderful World of Words); this is one of my favorite places. That it is called a “poets’ pub” can only enhance! Peace, Amy
August 10, 2014 at 5:33 pm
a strange and distant privelidge for sure…
we live in much different worlds….and while the news
makes us uncomfortable, we can cut it off
go to bed…and sleep…safe that it is so far
from our world….
August 19, 2014 at 10:04 pm
The media assume we have War Fatigue. They assume wrongly. We need more protest fuel. Thanks, Brian.
August 10, 2014 at 6:11 pm
I could not think anyone like JFK could face up to Nikita Khrushchev to demand the dismantling of the Russian missiles from Cuba back to Russia in the Cuban missile crisis.I could not think Nikita relented without much arguments and averted WW3. Where there was political will and seriousness of purpose to create a better world for mankind it could be done immediately without all the debates in the UN but with the killings still on the ground.
Fast forward to the current situation what do we have. A crippling of minds a paralysis of straight thinking of all decision makers except one. Only one person is ever ready to make a decision pointing guns and dropping bombs at innocent children every so often as he pleases. Other decision makers, Presidents, Prime Ministers, the UN were either silent or goading the bombing to continue with all the lies to justify the carnage. In the meanwhile both the debates and killings continue and get more intense as the days progress. Pity!
August 21, 2014 at 6:01 pm
Too many leaders on all sides hesitating to speak their truth. Too many members of Congress indebted to the Mil/Indust Complex, waiting for the Next War so they can keep their factories (often in China) going. It’s a clusterf*** of bad circumstance and an anaesthetized American public, you ask me. Thanks, my friend. A
August 10, 2014 at 6:32 pm
It seems the craziness will never end and the situations are sometimes so complex that it does not seem the end of all these carnages is near.
August 10, 2014 at 6:43 pm
The more I hear, the more I see, the more I know there are no easy answers.
August 10, 2014 at 6:51 pm
Freedom is a strange cargo, when we have it we abuse it, as we have forgotten how we achieved it. It was very hard fought. We can believe what we like but that doesn’t mean you may force others to think the same way as yourself. Individual nations whose reasons may be suspect should be careful in taking action. It is far better to for the United Nations to handle this. If only they were capable.
Sherry Blue Sky
August 10, 2014 at 7:44 pm
Good one, Amy. Yes, we are living under a “distant privilege”…….watching the news gives me angst these days. More bombs are never the answer but that is all that keeps happening. For some reason your site has not been showing on my blog list as posting, so I have missed some of your work…….I will keep an eye out, now. I just thought you werent writing…..
August 10, 2014 at 9:48 pm
the blood hungry, big boss wont listen to anyone…however there’s one consolation that every karma has its consequence that Time will show….
Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
August 10, 2014 at 11:29 pm
The distant privilege – still we can hear the bombs coming at us from the darkness in my newspaper’s ink..
August 11, 2014 at 5:50 am
There was a sermon yesterday at church yesterday about all the craziness (including Ukraine, Syria) and noting that Joseph’s brothers wanted to kill him from far off. Easy to want to do that when they are THEM, over THERE.
August 11, 2014 at 6:45 am
What a beautiful dream you have created on that paper..and so lovingly shared…i hope it is kept safe and treasured
August 11, 2014 at 12:45 pm
Nicely written with love and care, there is no easy answers to some of the madness in our world.
August 11, 2014 at 2:21 pm
I love this, Amy ~ sleep well.
August 11, 2014 at 7:36 pm
Shelter our victims. Release the need…
August 12, 2014 at 3:28 am
all of us deserve better than war.. and the contrast… we can go to bed and sleep well while in another part of the world bombs are falling… there are no easy answers for sure
August 12, 2014 at 9:41 am
We should spend part of each day remembering how lucky we are… and how lucky others aren’t… and how we can bring some balance into this “distant” relationship… So thank you for this.
August 14, 2014 at 1:28 pm
Amy, lovely drawing and you are so right. Too much fighting. It’s affecting my sleep.