humility and honor

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Our first President, George Washington, made this proclamation in 1789:

“Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor—and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me “to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness.”

 

where have all the good men gone?

who united to fight against tyranny

who defended their homes and families

who respected God’s ordered civility

where have all the good men gone?

 

where have all the good women gone?

who united to speak against slavery

who provided for needs of their families

who prayed on their knees in humility

where have all the good women gone?

 

where have all the good children gone?

who united to honor friends’ loyalty

who contributed help to their families

who obeyed their parents’ authority

where have all the good children gone?

 

 


If you know someone of good character, let them know you appreciate them!

 

 

 

ticket to ride!

“Amuse me!” is fair theme at dVerse poets with Lillian spinning our memories.


 

calliope music

summer sunburn

sticky cotton candy

magical carousel ride

double-decked imagination

a young girl’s fantasy choice:

to trade precious tickets for

high-kickin’ striped zebra,

long-legged white hare

or sleek blue dolphin?

climb in saddle!

 

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photo by lynn – Kemah TX

it’s later than we think

 

twice every year

daylight savings time

messes with my inner clock

an insomniac’s seasonal nightmare

hard to say which is harder

on mind and body:

to spring ahead or fall back

why do we try to

interfere when time

doesn’t wish to be saved?

 


Time for quadrille #28 at dVerse Poets Pub this week!

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Check out the Magnetic Poetry site.

searching…

 

Jesus, the

Questioner,

when followed,

turned around

and asked,

dark eyes

so focused,

“What do

you want?”

Earnestly,

he asks us

too, what

is it you

really,

truly,

want?

Is it

Me?

 

 

all rise to sing stanza four?

Francis Scott Key wrote a poem, “The Star Spangled Banner” of four stanzas but we only sing the first as our national anthem (with the exception of home school graduation ceremonies).   Here are the words to the final stanza…and my politically incorrect questions to fellow Americans and free thinking people everywhere! 
O, thus be it ever when freemen shall stand,
Between their loved homes and the war’s desolation;

who will stand ready to protect family and home
if we don’t dare bare arms against terrorists?

Blest with vict’ry and peace, may the heav’n-rescued land
Praise the Pow’r that hath made and preserved us a nation!

who will give thanks for his providential blessings
if we trade precious freedoms for rainbow cakes?

Then conquer we must, when our cause is just,
And this be our motto: “In God is our trust”

who will stop evil and injustice in the world
if we only serve god of greed and money?

And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

who will salute the symbol of brave freedom if
we traffick humanity and sell fetal body parts?

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Connecting with dVerse poets’ pub and Claudia’s look at national anthems…