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The Ultimate Prayer:

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Photo by Toni Roberts Central Park, NYC

yes, please

THY WILL

THY WAY

and in

THY TIME

not mine

   Thank You

The More I Venture…

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Beam Me Down – Pencil Sketch/Photo by Toni Roberts

beyond

the

boundaries

of my

   humanity

the

greater

my

freedom

to

do

   so…

Today…In The Silence…I Came Face To Face With…

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1,000 Words; drawing/photo by Toni Roberts

the

mind-crippling

Fear

at the

Root

of all

Human

   Ills

   believe me

  It

was not

PRETTY

Memories…

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Memories – Photo of photo on altar; by Toni Roberts

Windswept beach

Moonlight walks

   Drumming

with

My

   Lover

Time

to clear out

Inner Space

for

New

Life

New

   Love

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As I Sat In The Silence Today…

      as I sat listening within…

contemplating the new life that is about to enter the family…

so soon after the suicide of my beloved grandson…

   I heard these words:

“it is

BLOOD

and not the

CHURCH

or

STATE

that determines and defines what is

FAMILY

and the

“RIGHTNESS”

or

APPROPRIATENESS

   of relationships between and among humans…”

such is the strangeness that drifts into consciousness

when one’s mind sits idle and open…

such a re-making of one’s worldview

such a re-seeing of reality

and

re-ordering

of one’s

cultural indoctrinations

such strangeness

born of a mind and heart not engaged in the mindless madness of the world

such an exquisite awareness of what is

REAL

and what is

   NOT

Drumming Back To Freedom…

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Photo by Toni Roberts; Djembe

Ah

   the weather is finally warming…

soon it will be time to

return to the

   park…

to the

   drums…

drumming back to freedom

   under the heat of the city sun…

back to

   Africa…

back to

      freedom

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Yemaya–Photo by Toni Roberts

 

dancing to the call of the

orishas...

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Photo by Toni Roberts

in the wild abandon of

forgetfulness

we are back in the

   bush...

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Tools for Journeying…Photo by Toni Roberts

 

released from our

   rat-infested tenements

from the

drugs

crime

grinding poverty

and

devastation

that has not abated since first they

dragged us

bound

and

chained

across the waters

to this

new world

this new version of

hell

called

modern

western

      civilization

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Grandfathers and Drum; Photo by Toni Roberts

   and so…

in the noisy

crowded summer heat

of a Harlem park

we beat our drums

and dance our way

back home

to

Africa...

to the

   Motherland

to

   Freedom

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There Is No Security In The World…

Photo by Toni Roberts

Photo by Toni Roberts

 

That which is  temporal

Comes to

Pass…

Awakening; Artwork and Photo by Toni Roberts

Awakening; Artwork and Photo by Toni Roberts

Take a deep breath

Un-clench your belly and say

YES

To the

Letting Go Energy

Photo by Toni Roberts; Djembe

Photo by Toni Roberts; Djembe

 

Creativity

is the

Antidote

to

Insanity

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