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Taking A Walk…

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My Neighborhood – Photo by Toni Roberts


through my neighborhood…


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My Neighborhood II – Photo by Toni Roberts


it’s a day like today

that makes me realize

just how


I am…


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My Neighborhood III – Photo by Toni Roberts


to be able to enjoy such






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My Neighborhood IV – Photo by Toni Roberts





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The Goddess Is Awake…And Is She Pissed!

Awakened Goddess

The Goddess is awake

Here come the warmongers again!






Six-shooters in hand

Ready to drop bombs in Iraq…

Ready to go back

To fix what they broke

When they invaded a sovereign nation

Under the mass deception of finding weapons of mass destruction…

It was they in the first place

Who fractured and destroyed a people and their land

Leaving it open

To the  further rape and murder

By criminals such as they:

Barons of greed and power…

Are we once again to follow their hollow

War cries?

Are we like fools to once again

Believe a twisted and evil logic

That would tells us:

Chaos + chaos = peace

Violence + violence = harmony

And, as any fool knows

Hate and fear always results in love?

Will we once again

Go shopping

As our former Texan cowboy president once advised

While these frightened men lead us

Down a path of destruction…

Men blinded by the fear of losing



World dominance…

Gained by the very means

That have created this current state

Of planetary imbalance and turmoil?

Wake up, America!

Before it’s too late…

The Goddess is awake…and She is pissed!

And believe you


We don’t want to continue pissing off

The Goddess…

Remembering 911


Remembering 911

The telephone rang. It was my daughter-in-law calling from Atlanta, GA.

“What’s happening with you people in New York? Turn on the television,” she screamed before slamming the telephone down in my ear.

What was she talking about!? And why was she waking me up so early in the morning!!

I too, was shocked, dazed, numbed, frightened beyond belief as I turned on the television and watched the twin towers slowly crumble before my unbelieving eyes.

I have done a lot of remembering in the ensuing ten years.

I remember what the bible says: …as ye sow so shall ye reap…vengeance is mine sayeth the Lord…turn the other cheek…

I remember the invasion of the tiny island of Granada by U.S. Forces in violation of international law and our own treaties…

I remember the $43 million plus humanitarian aid given by the U.S. to the Taliban in early 2001…despite common knowledge that they were giving sanctuary to al-Qaeda…

I remember the wholesale slaughter of the Native American peoples during the European conquest of these lands we now claim as our own…

I remember the murders and enslavement of millions of African peoples here in these United States…

I remember the Tuskegee experiments…

I remember Hiroshima and Nagasaki

I remember the hundreds of innocent, unarmed Black and Latino youths harassed, strip-searched and even murdered each year by U.S. Law Enforcement…

I remember that the U.S.A. has the highest documented incarceration rate in the world…

I remember that there was a relationship between the Bush family and the royal Saudi family of whom Bin Laden was a member…

I remember how he, Bin Laden, hid in plain sight for ten years

I remember that long before the illegal post-911, invasion of Iraq—carried out under false pretenses and taking full advantage of post-911 fear—Saddam Hussein was our “friend.” In fact it was U.S. financial and other assistance from the Bush administration that helped build Hussein into the power he became

I remember that an eye for an eye leaves both of us blind

And finally, in all this remembering, I remember that TRUTH lies beneath the surface of what we perceive…

I could go on and on with this remembering but what good does it serve, really? Better, perhaps, I, and the rest of the good people of this nation take a short pause from our smart phones and I Pads and Notebooks and reality shows and addictive shopping (although Bush did advise us to soothe our troubled post-911 hearts with some good old-fashioned American consumerism!) for a bit of self-examination. For it is only through self-examination that we, individually and collectively, gain an inkling of Knowledge and Understanding of who and why we are.

We might also best remember that there is no substitute for self-examination when seeking to understand why and how such a bad thing could happen to such a “good nation.” We might remember that nothing happens—just out of the blue—to anyone. We, indeed, create our own realities and experiences individually and collectively, as a nation. And as Malcolm X so astutely observed—before his mouth was permanently shut—chickens will come home to roost!

No doubt what happened on 911 was an evil deed wrought upon us by evil men. But let us remember also that war and death by mass murder is evil and unjustifiable regardless of who the perpetrator is—we or they.

And so, on this day of re-membering, I send forth a prayer of hope that one day all of us—the family of humanity—will awaken to the reality of our oneness of being and that peace and goodwill will reign on earth forever and ever

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