Happy 234th Birthday..! We have heard the bell toll for our freedom sake. We need more than a bell tolling…we need our voices, our minds, our hands, our compassion, our faith and unfortunately our blood to hear it ring LOUDER. May our Lord Bless and protect our servicemen and women around the world and bring them home safely. May our Lord guide our world leaders to make the right decisions in making lasting peace throughout the world.
Something stirs in each of us
on July 4th, regardless of our
world view, religious or sexual
preference, something Norman
Rockwell, something Grandma
Moses, 234 chances to celebrate
our freedoms, to bathe in the
rich sauces of liberty, and while
munching fried chicken and
swigging down libations, we
stare at that flag, and the odd
mixture of pride and pain
embrace within us, and although
most do not salute it, we do
feel our blood beat stronger
as we see it flapping in the wind.
By: Glenn Buttkus on September 14, 2010 at 1:22 pm
For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food,
For love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
My soul laid bare ..tread lightly, please ;>
This is where I plan to bare my soul for all the world to see - warts and all. I plan on letting it all hang out here, so to speak, not knowing exactly what direction it may take, but I hope you're along for the ride. If you are, you'll be respected and valued here for your poetic sensibilities. We can explore the content of our hearts and intricate workings of our minds, together. But above all else, I declare this place a safe haven from the slings and arrows of life that may be bent on foisting themselves in our general direction, seeking to strip all heart-felt and pithy profundities from our poetic souls. Mercy! Do I hear an Amen?! :>
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