UNDERWATER AND OUT OF FOCUS

CAN YOU RELATE WITH THIS ~?

I found the background story of this “prize winning photo” very interesting, as it tells such a uncanny resemblance to a parallel story of our present problems in America and around the world.

The virus, an uncaring ignorant government, superior attitude of one people over another, and a hate and bigotry that has been within us sense the beginning of time.

Puerto Rico has been out of focus for most of it’s modern history, both on their Island Country, and also in America, where many came to seek a better life. Now this Underwater and Out of Focus life is telling us that there must be change in our attitude toward others, who have lived this out of focus life throughout their history.

I am posting this, but it may arrive with the accompanying adds, please click on the X to say you do not want to watch them.

And be sure to click on “Behind the Devastating, Prize-Winning Image ‘Muerto Rico’”, if needed.

If you are thinking the way that I do today you will see the UNCANNY resemblance of this story to our present predicaments, and how understanding this may help you to cope as well as helping others to cope as well.

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/behind-devastating-prize-winning-image-adals-muerto-rico-180975010/

PEACE

PEACE ON ALL THE EARTH

There is a long story about this poem which I wrote long ago. It is one of my favorites. I just today noticed that I had never posted it. So today, on Memorial day, I felt it would say something as meaningful to you, as it does to me.

PEACEFUL BRIDGES

I need to ask you: “what is PEACE”~?,
A cliché says “Pax to the Max”,
but is it a place, object or a feeling,
let’s take a look at all the facts.

It is a quiet place in the woods,
It is being with one you love.
It is thinking of something good,
or even a photo of a dove.

It is the sound of falling water,
on a trickling mountain stream.
Just thinking of one another,
or even a pleasant dream.

We only think that it’s the option,
of not going away to war.
Or getting rid of corruption,
by putting the evil behind bars.

When we look at someone dead,
we say: “ now they are at peace”.
When I hear that being said,
I think “come on, would you please~?”

We all desire peace, in all the lands afar,,
it should be our prime desire,
to do away with things of war,
and stop the guns that fire.

Marching with signs is very nice,
and singing peace songs may be too,
but getting rid of all the vice,
could bring more peace to me and you.

So keep a smiling peaceful face,
say every peaceful word you know.
having compassion for every race,
is a the peaceful way to go.

PEACE BE WITH YOU AND YOURS TODAY

MVC

MEMORIAL DAY

FLANDERS FIELD

MEMORIAL DAY 2020

I face today, not thinking about grilling hamburgers or going to the beach, or even crying over the fact that our lives have been put into turmoil, due to this terrible virus sickness.

Instead I am thinking about how I was raised by a father who gave his life long after his service to our country was past, keeping the peace by working for veterans as the Louisiana Commander of the VFW. He put us kids to work each year, long before this day of memory arrived, by having us make little “memory crape poppies”, and then on Memorial Day, or (Veterans Day), he took us to places in town, where we handed out these little memory tokens of Flanders Field. This is my memory of this day, my father and my brother, both laid to rest in one of those peaceful Memorial Cemeteries.

Today take time to read John McCrae’s poem “In Flanders Fields” which will give you an idea of what today is all about. Or you may read the only poem “PEACE”, where I have written on the subject, not about war, but about Peace. This tells more of what it is all about~!

I am sure “that man” who we so erroneously put into the position of “Commander in Chief”, over all of those men and women, both the living and those who died so we can enjoy Peace in America, will have something to say about today.

I am sure it will not be commemorative, but rather a rant as “Slander in chief” in an attempt to keep his angry life in charge, by putting down the other half of Americans who do not belong to his political party.

In my many visits to our National Cemetery’s I have never seen, not on even on one grave, the political party that the entombed belonged to, but rather name rank and where they served in the name of Peace. They served for America and ALL Americans. Think about this today, not hate~!


In Flanders Fields

By John McCrae
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
    That mark our place; and in the sky
    The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
    Loved and were loved, and now we lie,
        In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
    The torch; be yours to hold it high.
    If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
        In Flanders fields.

RIP You who gave~!

UNSOLICITED ADVICE

STOP AND THINK

Instead of believing you know
what is best for other people,
trust that they may intuitively know
what is best for their selves.

For often an adventure
which may appear
to be a misadventure

but has turned out alright
in the eyes of others.

so

Instead of throwing stones,
try throwing roses,
but always be sure
that they have no thorns.

I know this is unsolicited too,
but is is given with a rose.
“And a What do I know~?”
MVC

POOR LITTLE CAT

HOOKED ON CATNIP

Shame, shame, shame on you.
You just don’t know what you can do.
You bought him a cute little cloth rat,
which had inside something that
made him have a fit, batting it around,
throwing it up, and making a happy sounds.

It attracted him to put on a show,
batting it around, until it broke, so
then something spilled out of it,
and he rubbed and licked it, having a fit.
You got it from your pet store,
for sure you could get him more.

Because you saw he was having fun,
you discovered what was making him run.
And this is how it all got started,
bought him more, being big-hearted.
Until you found him hooked on it,
if held from him, he would have a fit.

Like so many people we know,
acteing just the same way though.
He too was now addicted on that weed,
and it became a very serious need
he needed more of it every day.
It’s all your fault, what can I say~!

MVC

TO MY BOYS

THIS IS SO FUNNY I JUST NOTICED THAT SHIRLEY MUST HAVE SAID SMILE~!
SEE LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON

MY LOVE FOR YOU

No matter what may come,
and no matter what may be.
This family that you are from
is always yours, don’t you see~?

Your mom and I so desired you;
we anticipated your arrival on earth.
We loved and planned, just what to do
as we so anxiously awaited your birth.

We watched as you grew up
into the man that today you are.
With a direction and correction,
though sometime maybe too far.

But in good times and the bad,
always proud of all your success
with all the joy that we always had
seeing how we had been so blessed.

Now you are a grown man
though I am growing old,
I want you to know and
that my love for you

WILL NEVER GROW COLD~!

LOVE DAD

MVC

BRAGGARTS

COCK A DOODLE DO

JACK THE COCKSTER

Young Jack was a cockster
to hear him tell all about it,
had more loves than a rock star,
said he gave the girls a fit.

After work they could be found,
having a cold beer and to talk
of girls, it always got around
to which one he would stalk.

Now it was obvious to them all
that all of his messing around
just had to be a lot less small
no evidence ever could be found.

So they decided to have a night out,
to the seedy section of town,
one we don’t much talk about
red lights help it to be found.

They gathered in the parlor
of a place full of pretty girls,
finding one you could adore
and give love a fast twirl.

Paring off with a girl of choice,
they started up a friendly chat,
so each girl and one of the boys
departed from where they sat.

Soon they all had left the scene,
all except for cockster Jack,
it was time for him to come clean
but charm was something he lacked.

Thirty minutes more with smiling faces
they all started drifting back
And surprised to see over by the wall
a sad girl, with a befuddled Jack.

She asked: ”what is wrong with him”,
not “what is wrong with me”,
“I am the hottest lay, to the brim,
and best looking as you can see.”

But all of the talk he had made,
seemed only to fall on her deaf ears
while all his friends were getting laid
Jack actually had her in tears.

So listen not to the cockster,
for they do not know what to say,
can’t even talk about a starter,
with a girl you have to pay.
MVC