Striking words!

Poesy plus Polemics

(Originally posted on this blog April, 2013)

"The Lynching Tree" Illustration from “The Lynching Tree”
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you squirm with the worms

in your cankerous

craters of ignorance

deep in its damps

where sunlight can’t cleanse

your arbitrary filth

yet somehow you thrive

with your burgeon

of slithering isms

you now and then scrabble

up and over the rim

don your sheets

mount your dragon

and visit our civilized

precincts to peddle

more unctuous bilge

until someone like me

kicks your pustulant ass

back down that black hole

where your mortified

parents abandoned you

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My One Everything

Thank you for sharing this poem my friend. Hugs, Barbara



He created all the worlds
With a single gracious breath
A Word dripping with mercy
The Giver of Life!

Manifested everywhere
Greater in His beauty still
The reason I roam speechless
The One who captivates!

A burning thirst embedded
In the depths of every soul
Satisfied with nothing but
The most Perfect One!

The reason I dance in joy
The reason I feel this peace
The reason I love what’s His
My One everything!

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Croatian Serb War Crimes Indicted Goran Hadzic – An Ordinary Family Man From Hell

My maternal grandparents came here from Croatia these articles give me a sense of what they wouldn’t talk about. Thank you Ina

Croatia, the War, and the Future

Goran Hadzic Goran Hadzic

A significant war crimes case at the Hague against Goran Hadzic has last week Thursday 3 July reached its defence stage.

In 1992, Goran Hadzic was elected President of the self-proclaimed Republic of Serbian Krajina (RSK), a territory seized from Croatia by Serbs in rebellion against Croatia’s declaration of independence from communist Yugoslavia. According to the ICTY indictment Hadzic was involved in the forcible removal and murder of thousands of Croatian civilians and other non-Serbs between 1991 and 1993. Hadzic is accused of 14 crimes against humanity and violations of laws or customs of war. His indictment specifically names the 1991 massacre of 250 Croatian and non-Serb civilians from the Vukovar hospital in one of the first atrocities of the war.

Regarding detention and deportation (ethnic cleansing) the ICTY Prosecution considers Hadzic responsible for the detention of prisoners in the JNA military (Yugoslav People’s Army) prison in Sid…

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Mid Week Musings – Reader Thank You

Sunflower Solace Farm

I normally don’t post on Wednesdays, because it’s the most hectic work day of my week. But in a conversation with another blogger, a thought hit me today about all of you, my readers. Many of you are new; in fact, more than half of you, within the last six weeks. You don’t really know me yet.

In June alone, over 42 million posts were made here on WordPress.  Yet hundreds of you check in here each week, some of you daily, and give me a gift – the gift of your time and attention.  Your time is something you cannot retrieve once it is spent, and for that, I’d honestly and sincerely like to say “Thank you.”  It means more than you can possibly know, because it is the foundation of my dreams that you view each time you visit here.

A few weeks ago I reminded all of…

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The Last 400 Asiatic Lions Need More Room to Grow–but Where Will They Go?

Great Cats of the "World"

By John R. Platt | May 22, 2012 |

They are mostly forgotten today, but Asiatic lions (Panthera leo persica) once roamed in vast numbers across the Indian subcontinent, Mediterranean and Middle East until overhunting brought them to within a hair’s breadth of extinction. By 1907, when an Indian prince finally banned hunting and protected the last lions, only 13 members of the subspecies remained. Today, after more than a century of conservation, the population of Asiatic lions stands at a high of around 400 animals, all of which live in and around the Gir National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary in the Indian state of Gujarat, just a few kilometers from the Arabian Sea. The animals are now so identified with their sole remaining habitat that they are usually referred to as Gir or Gujarat lions.

But the success in restoring the Gir lion population…

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