Haiku Monday meets Daily Prompt: Panacea

Happy Haiku Monday to all…  It looks as if the good people at WordPress continue to enjoy making my Mondays even more of a challenge. LoL!  Let’s see if I am up to it.  I hope you enjoy todays original (as are all of my poems) creation!  If you do, please pass my blog along to other like-minded individuals.  As always, my sincerest “Thanks” for taking time to read my mind…

 

I have found my truth

Is truth my panacea

Have I now been freed

 

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Ignorance Past Simmer. It’s Boiling Over! Hey trump… Terror Comes In ALL Colours!

What does it say about a country where murders committed by white males are NEVER as alarming as when by a person of colour and of foreign nationality?  How is it that when an immigrant runs people down with a vehicle there is a call for the death penalty by the president?  But when a white nationalist, neo-nazi gets into a car and runs a vehicle into a crowd and kills a woman…  There is no call for “extreme” punishment or a death penalty.  Nope!  Instead, there was a statement that read “there was violence on many sides…”  After the mass shooting in Las Vegas, it was stated “now is not the time to talk about this…”  But when an immigrant kills people…  There is a demand for change!  I agree, there needs to be change.  There needs to be a change in an adminstration that sees WHITE MURDERERS as less of a threat than those of foreign decent or people of colour!

It seems as if the “terrorist” label is strictly reserved for people of Muslim decent or any other nationality that even slightly resembles it.  When a white individual commits a crime such as the Las Vegas shooting, they are “deranged, sick.”  I wish someone from that administration could explain how the white neo-nazi murdered from Charlottesville is ANY different from the person who drove a rental truck into the people of NYC.  I will require a better explanation than stating the obvious; the crime in NYC was committed by a non-white immigrant!  When you compare the two individuals, here are the commonalities:

  • Both were radicalized, one by white supremacy and the other by ISIS
  • They both used vehicles to commit murder
  • Both acted alone

Here is the difference between them:

  • One is US citizen by birth (seems like that should make it worse, no?), the other through immigration
  • One is caucasan, the other is not
  • One has not triggered the president to call for the death penalty, the other one has (Guess who is who?)
  • One has been labeled a terrorist, the other “sick”

 

After looking over the similarities and differences betweem these two individuals, I have come to one conclusion.  No matter if your are born or brought to the US, no matter the colour of your skin…  Whether you shoot innocent people or run them over with a vehicle, you are a murdered.  That is the only label that needs to be given!

 

 

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Haiku Monday Meets Daily Prompt: Fluff

“Fluffy” Monday everyone…  Wherever you are and whatever time it is?  “Thank you” so much for taking the time check out my poem.  Who does this poem remind you of?  Please drop me a comment and let me know.  I have also started a Slam Poetry Thursday for anyone interested in having a peek at that.  Wish everyone well & take care!

 

Clouds look so fluffy

Nothing solid no substance

Reminds me of you

 

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Thursday Poetry Slam!: A Surreal Presidency

Now that I have started a theme with Haiku Monday, I thought to myself…  Self, we should add another theme for the week.  I present to you: Thursday Poetry Slam! or TPS!  I hope you enjoy my newest edition.  “Thank you” for reading!

 

We knew what we signed up for

But there were things they didn’t tell

They call it the politics of war

Then tell us war is hell

 

No calls, no letters, can’t say their name

The sacrifices made by all not just one

Instead of manning up you choose to blame

When your country called you chose to run

 

Any excuse to bring life to an end

Nuclear wars, no healthcare for the poor

Instead of my child how about yours you send

You’re no leader, more of an attention whore

 

We knew what we signed up for

How about you

Air Force, Army, Navy or Marine Corp

#45 has no idea not a clue

 

 

 

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Haiku Monday meets Daily Prompt: Cacophony

This now represents the second week of my new weekly post: Haiku Monday.  While traditional Haiku does not have a title, I am attempting to revolve the poem around the word of the day.  It will not always include the word but will be related to its meaning.  I just thought it would add to the challenge.  Please enjoy my three lines of expression…

 

Having the best words

Open mouth release the lies

More noise pollution

 

“Thank you” for taking the time to be a part of my Haiku Monday!

 

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I am GLAAD to Express my feelings on #Spiritday

Today has been a very busy day for myself.  It is a day where I have two midterm exams.  The first one was my first class this morning and the second is soon approaching.  With all that and more going on, I still felt that I needed to EXPRESS myself (by wearing purple) and bring to light one of the issues that I feel needs our attention…  Bullying of LGBTQ youth.

Today has been deemed #SpiritDay by an inspiring organization called GLAAD.  GLAAD is a voice for LGBTQ community who does great things to bring awareness and accpetance.  The motivation behind #Spiritday is to help end the bullying against the LGBTQ youth.  Bullying in all forms is unacceptable, so please do not think I am minimizing it for all others out there.  For the youth of the LGBTQ community, it can be an even bigger problem.  Whether it is religion or personal beliefs that might have you disagreeing…  There is a bigger picture I am trying to paint.  That being the fact that others have NO RIGHT to mentally, physically, politically or in ANY other way, shape or form, resort to bullying tactics against LGBTQ adults, let alone youth.

As a child, I was bullied for other reasons other than that of being LGBTQ.  These forms of bullying changed as I grew older but the theme was still the same.  I felt worthless at times, hopeless and there were times that ending it all would make things better…  Let me speak from my heart & soul, it won’t!  I eventually found that there were good people out there.  People I could trust, people who were genuine.  That slowly started to change my world.  I was no longer alone, I had started to regain my self esteem and worth.  I had realized that it is NOT the words and opinions of others that make me what I am.  It is MY actions, MY values, MY inner strengths that MAKE ME what I am.  I began to teach myself that after time, ignorant people like that will fade away once you RECLAIM your energy and power!  I eventually learned that I am the ONLY one who gets to choose what I want to make me happy, sad, angry or scared…  NOT them!

Getting to where I am in my life today was not an easy road, but it was one that made me the person I am today, in this moment.  I am confident, caring, and inspired!  While I cannot speak from the perspective of someone who faces the challenges of living life as a member of the LGBTQ community…  I hope there are those out the in the LGBTQ community that can find some kind of inspiration, hope or strength from my words.  I have hope in this because there are plenty of times that I draw strength from those in the LGBTQ community.

Please help me spread the word and the concept of #SpiritDay!  “Thank you!”

 

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