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We all do better when we work together. Our differences do matter, but our common humanity matters more.

Bill Clinton

Strange is our situation here upon earth. 138 more words


Devil's Advocate

Are you a devil’s advocate?
Do you jump to contradict
Hoping by your cleverness
Your fellowman convict

Of juvenile untruth
Or craven inaccuracy,
Ever seeking to destroy… 169 more words


Short of the Goal

I’ve fallen short of my goal this year. I wanted to write more and figured once we moved and college girl returned to school, I would sit on my porch with a laptop and just let the words flow like the river below me. 338 more words


Two ends, one pencil

We live, move and have our being under sentence of death. This is not bad news—unless birth is.

Keith Ashford

Scintillating Star

There be two ways to gather from
The stream of life what wisdoms be
One is to travel far away
Many foreign lands to see
Which get along from day to day
Doing things very differently
Than those ways in which we have come
Among us to agree

The other -- I have seen this done
Is to remain right where you stand
Not needing to roam restlessly
From land to sea to land
For one almost as much may see
Just as much understand
An equal wisdom may be won
Much closer to ones hand

Ay, humans tend the same to be
Wherever they may live
The takers find their ways to take
The givers theirs to give
And those who may fair mention make
Teach others how to live
How more happiness they may see
With statements positive

And some of those get itchy feet
And feel the need to travel far
To find what other people do
Wherever it is that they are
And others, like myself and you
Whom traveling abhor
Still find in everyone we meet
A scintillating star


“Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.”

– Khalil Gibran –

“A joyful heart is the inevitable result of a heart burning with love.” 53 more words