one woman's journey to wholeness…

Posts tagged ‘political commentary’

Remembering The Murders Of Three Great Men…

Golden Sunset – Photo by Toni Roberts

Often in the evening, I sit at my altar before the magnificence of this view to watch the sun as it sets. Last night as I watched the setting sun, I remembered that we were coming up on the anniversary of the murder of Bobby Kennedy on June 5, 1968. Three the good men: Bobby Kennedy, Martin Luther King and President Jack Kennedy all of whom, at a key point in our history, would have most certainly turned the tide of future events (the election of the current President among them). All three of these men were at the verge of bringing real unity to the country in times of great racial upheaval. All three preached a unifying, holistic message. And with the death of the last of these crusaders for peace and equality, the way was made clear for the election of evil (Richard Nixon) into the White House. We have never, as a nation found our way back to the high goals and ideals of these three men. Obama, an African American in a racially divided nation never stood a chance.

And look at who’s leading us now. A hate-filled, hate-spewing, bigoted, sexist, racist, under-educated, blow-hard. The murderous enemies of the Fallen Trinity of Peace and Unification have won. Or so it would appear. Those who pull the “behind-the-scene-strings” have us exactly where they need us to remain: hating one another; racially and religiously divided; and unwilling or unable to listen to each other. Just look at us. Let us take a long, hard look at ourselves. Are we not individually and collectively better than this?

What are We, the People, going to do now? How long will we remain blind sheep following the hatred-spewing messages of those leading us to our own slaughter? And to the death of all that is good and holy and honorable in this nation. How long will we sleep walk as we are led by evil into the death of a nation that still has the potential of serving as a shining example to the rest of the world of a united people. United not by skin color, ethnicity or religion but by our common humanity.  In the final analysis, this is still—although perhaps not for long—a democracy…for, by and of the people.

And so, the next move is up to us, the people. We can still make this nation a shining example of peace, justice, unity and love in memory of three truly great men: President John Kennedy, Prophet Martin Luther King and most the honorable, Senator Bobby Kennedy; the blood of all three sacrificed at the altar of Evil.

Our only remaining powers are: (1) the exercise of our right to VOTE in the next elections (2) to encourage every eighteen-year-old we know to VOTE (3) those of you who are so inclined…run for office in your community. Let us change the face of politics.


Taking A Walk…

outside view 002

My Neighborhood – Photo by Toni Roberts


through my neighborhood…


outside view 004

My Neighborhood II – Photo by Toni Roberts


it’s a day like today

that makes me realize

just how


I am…


outside view 007

My Neighborhood III – Photo by Toni Roberts


to be able to enjoy such






outside view 018

My Neighborhood IV – Photo by Toni Roberts





and other such












cell phone view 017

Enlightenment – Photo by Toni Roberts



continue to be



cell phone view 030

Peace – Photo by Toni Roberts


we constitute a




Realizations While Sitting At My Altar…

Altar; photo by Toni Roberts

Altar; photo by Toni Roberts

Although we each play a unique and necessary role in this life

This life is not about the individual

Not about the part…

But the whole…

If we each turned the focus of our attention

To the discovery of what our unique individual gifts are…

To what it is we came to give

Not get

Then each precious strand of us

Could together weave

A tapestry glorious beyond imagination

What a magnificent world we would create!

Altar; photo by Toni Roberts

Altar; photo by Toni Roberts

For as great as we are as Individual beings...

And nations

How much more could we be

As a collective…a connected whole…

Fueled by that

Which caused us all into being…

Photo by Toni Roberts

Photo by Toni Roberts

All doubt is cleared away as peace descends with the deep realization that

This is my life...this is my time

There is no life or time other than this



Toni Roberts’ Artwork May Be Viewed And Purchased at:

Another Of Life’s Bitter Pills I’m Being Forced To Swallow…

Photo by Toni Roberts

Photo by Toni Roberts

The only thing that Life is guaranteed to give us

Is what we need

Not necessarily what we want or believe will complete us

Or make us happy

But always…unfailingly

We are given what we need

   No matter how painful or devastating

   And that applies collectively as well as individually

Photo by Toni Roberts

Photo by Toni Roberts

Isn’t it past Time


   For us to open our eyes…look around

Photo by Toni Roberts

Photo by Toni Roberts

   And learn the lessons that Life is so dramatically trying to teach us




Toni Roberts’ Artwork May Be Viewed and Purchased at:

Tag Cloud

%d bloggers like this: