Our Humanity

Inspired by Eugenia’s Weekly Prompt – Peace & Reena’s Exploration Challenge #201

who would have thought
being a stranger in a very strange land
looking for better opportunities, peace
and respite from the atrocities of war
would mean a continued fight against another’s bigotry

it hurts this humanist’s heart

Just Keep It Up

Inspired by Reena’s Exploration Challenge – 7/22/21 & Eugi’s Weekly Prompt – Soaring

protestors up in arms fighting the good fight
light and air pollution
large garbage patches dotting our oceans
space debris circulating mother earth

astronauts soaring above looking down
witnessing it all, seeing clearly
most of the people residing here
lacking demonstrable empathy

the inhabitants shortsighting their future
i say let it burn
go further into destruction
finish the job

mother will heal when we are gone

Skilled Response Required

Redux

I Write Her

not-sure-if-overly-complicated-or-if-i-am-stupid

I’ve always said humans are both – detrimentally stupid and utterly complicated.

The wide variety of situations we find ourselves in and the sheer volume of inappropriate choices we make, show us time and time again we are. We depend on our feelings and instinct, and then stupidity inevitably makes an appearance. Full-on reaction mode.

The best stance to take in all complicated situations is to clearly and calmly reflect on what the hell occurred to create this current tizzy. Determining the next best, logical step to take would be most prudent.

It’s the guaranteed solution for less stupidity.

Complicated is a permanent state.

You’ll still need to buckle up.

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Stop The Assault

How inhumane! My hope is the people vote these evil and cruel fuckers out as they have been criminally negligent! I cannot wait until the next election. How could these men not feel shame for their actions? We deserve to spring some much-needed whoop-ass on them. No one who has a soul would allow such harm. They allowed it only because of race, trying to suppress the black people again. The water in the lead pipes was contaminated, but they did not care. The administration of Flint, Michigan, is absolutely disgusting! Let’s line them up to be held accountable. NOW!

Reblog – Perspectives Shift by VJ Knutson

I feel this piece captures the process of maturing eloquently, something our younger selves would scoff at, or?

One Woman's Quest

Remember youth?
Life an adventure
heart full of dreams

Responsibility made us quartz
working machines, focus
on destination – life as goal

In the gloaming, time blurs
nostalgia and regret dance with
perspective – the irony of it all.

(Tuesdays I borrow from Twitter @Vjknutson. Image my own.)

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Building Your Community

relationships are forged
randomly and with determination
events and moments tighten those bonds

as lives connect
support structures are developed
proper alignment helped by the tools utilized

solid construction
ensures that stability endures
maintenance is an important component

…find builders who care, otherwise you’re screwed