Tuesday, August 03, 2010

One war slowly comes to an end and here's hoping that another will also be over soon!

I feel as if this poem written by Edna St. Vincent Millay below, could have been written just today! Don't you think? It sure resonates with me...I'm on a "mission" and it's to make a contribution to take a stand to speak up and end the "other" war now!...or at least sooner than Obama states. I want President Obama to make a "change" and to "change" his mind about the Afghanistan war and end it much sooner then he says..hurry Mr. President, for time is of the essence.

Welcome home soldiers!!...may your journey home help your hearts to heal slowly with all you've been through (for nothing in my opinion) and may your wounded hearts and minds slowly heal from all the trauma that you have had to go through. Love and Blessings to all of you.


Apostrophe to Man

Detestable race, continue to expunge yourself,die out.
Breed faster, crowd, encroach, sing hymns, build bombing airplanes;
Make speeches, unveil statues, issue bonds, parade;
Convert again into explosives the bewildered ammonia and the distracted cellulose;
Convert again into putrescent matter drawing flies
The hopeful bodies of the young; exhort,
Pray,pull long faces, be earnest, be all but overcome, be photographed;
Confer, perfect your formula, commercialize
Bacteria harmful to human tissue,
Put death on the market;
Breed, crowd, encroach, expand, expunge yourself, die out,
Homo called sapiens.

*Edna St. Vincent Millay wrote this on reflecting that the world is ready to go to war again,world war 2.


Beach Bum said...

Great photo! I know that feeling very well.

Kylita said...

Very powerful stuff! Thanks for your post on my blog, Rhi ... I hope you get cooling weather soon! Yes! We had a $130 elec bill and it was very difficult to pay, but we ended up cutting our phone bill in half (and hence, I no longer have unlimited long distance calling but 15 cents a minute) so that will help.
I understand what you said about lots of friends and activities. I seem to need to have quite a bit of alone time just to regroup my brain after talking to so many patients ... and lately there's been people coming out of the woodwork. I "friended" my nephew who lived with us 8 mos after his dad died and then we asked him to leave abruptly and it's been 3 yrs and 3 mos since I heard one thing. I'm on facebook "stealth" with just a few friends who know I want to be under the radar so I'm thinkng he doesn't even know who he friended...and I'm keeping it that way unless he comes forth. But PEACE I say!! Peace! however it takes! Hope your kitty is keeping cool, too! It was in the 90s again today and very humid -ugh!

Michael Manning said...

Vladimir Putin (I know...) told President Bush not to go in there after Russia lost over 200,000 young men there. I admire President Obama's stated desire to locate bin-Laden. But as regards the war, it is not win-able.

Rhiannon said...

I know Michael you are so right. I always think of the war Russia went through with Aftganistan for so many years, getting almost no where...then the Russians left. You'd think that Bush would have remembered some of that history! I still think Bush did it for his daddy to make up for "not finishing" his job or whatever...between Cheney and Bush it was more about getting "even" not for the real reasons people thought..but I never believed in or wanted these wars to begin with way back when and everyone told me I was crazy and didn't know anything. "America, USA, our country right or wrong mentality" really is a huge ego deal and very sad when I see the signs on cars or peoples front doors...sad indeed.

People let's stop the wars...you have all seen how lots of people and media speaking up CAN make a difference in Obama's decisions...he listen and he sees.

Don't forget.


Sarah Sofia Granborg said...

Hi Rhi!
Thanks for your visit and I was here the other day, but didn't leave a comment.
To be honest with you, all this wishing for love and peace is all very nice but it won't be enough as long as evil and insanity are governing and nobody is objecting to it.

You can chose to accept anything, just for the sake of peace, but what kind of a life would that be? A life worth living?

Anyways, here are some of my thoughts on the matter:

So, yes, I do want peace - but not at any cost! I still want human rights and suppression exposed and ended once and for all.
But that is a never ending battle, something you have to face every day again.

Rhiannon said...

Thanks for dropping by Sarah...that was my point exactly...what you said in your comment here..."nobody is objecting to it"....my point I keep trying to get across is that we "all" have a voice and must use it and also take "action" and demonstrate and do whatever we can to say "we object to these wars enough is enough"...we are "the people" and we the people can make a difference...so I do understand your point..it is a battle of sorts every day...but we not only can but "must" make a difference..I am trying to in my own special way..

Love and Blessings and let's speak out and make a difference in this world of ours...


Rhiannon said...

P.S. I am obviously an Optimist. Many that know me and what I've been through often comment to me how I can "remain an optimist" and not a "pessimist" after all my trials and tribulations....I do not have an answer to this...only that it is something "within" me in my "soul" and I am also a Pisces and a mystical person...so for whatever reason I do know in my "heart" if I had given up I would have been dead long ago...so wake up world it's time for all of us to start reaching out and making a difference in the world.

And "Yes" that's means "You"!!...all of us..

Love Rhiannon

goatman said...

We need to bring the war home as was done with Nam toward the end. I am thinking of the napalmed little girl running down the road naked and scared to death. That image helped people understand the useless suffering.
We should be able to capture the damage done to human bodies when those IEDs explode. Its grim, its permanent damage and the victim is going to have to deal with the results for the rest of his\her life.
We need to bring home the images and forget that a blog has to be beautiful -- I am not sure that I can do that?