Letter to my Husband ~

What if your pillow could collect your dreams and when you wake up you plug it into your computer and watch them over again.

I love you for trusting me with your heart and trusting me with your pride

I love you for needing me by your side

I love you for bring out those emotions I never knew I had inside my heart

I love you for the way you treat me when I’m sad

But most of all I love you ’cause you’re mine

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Naked~ Did you know this?

“THE NAKED & THE HOLY!” a poem July 20, 2019 (Saturday)

Did-you-know Lord Jesus was-charged with-statutory-rape?

& St. Paul-was-a Pharisaic “snitch?!”

Plus, most-of-The-Disciples actually returned-to-fishing,

& St. Mary – was-burned-as-a-witch!

IF you REALLY knew The Truth, would you actually continue to pray?

To-a-bunch-of-what-today-we’d-call: “generate-folk?” trying-to-point-The-Way?

Mohammed, a-camel-driver, married-a-gal-15-years-past-his-age,

And, when she got “too old,” he-took-lots-of-widows! Yeah, what-a-“sage!”

What a bunch of over-s – – ed, over-inflated egoic guys!!!

The Buddha? into-c – – – – – – – – – s! His-ladies-uttered-[MANY], sacred sighs!

Upon-“her-mountains,”-at-120-years, Moses could-STILL “get it up,”*

Loving beautiful, desert maidens, like a ravenous, horny pup!

What all these folks had IN COMMON – was a yen for The Girls!

From-Lao-Tzu’s-sacred-scrolls: “On his shaft, many-virgins-he-twirls!”

And – Confucius! Joseph Smith! and Krishna! were-sought-by-many-women!

Even Nanak Dev (a Sikh) would “SEEK” numerous-babes-for-“rimmin’!”

So, IF-you-KNEW your Founders were a bunch o’ “horny gurus,”

Sniffin’-’round-for-estrogen, like Pro-verbi-a-al Bur-ro(u)s,

Would you still go – to: Church, The Temple – or The Golden Dome?

Or would you be your own guru & bed-down-with-your-lover** AT HOME?

fin <3

  • – Check out the final chapter of Deuteronomy if you don’t believe me!

** – or concubines!!

Expectations 101 ~ American history

“EXPECTATIONS 101!” a poem July 18, 2019 (Thursday)

Sadam Hussein wasn’t insane, or-at-least-not-as-much-as-me,
For he always looked forward to wonderful things, like-beheadings, [over]-by-the-sea!*

“I-expect-always: THE-WORST, [and]-therefore, what I-get,
Is something PRETTY GREAT!” Well-Hussein-it’s-a-good-bet:
THAT NOBODY KNOWS-REALLY WHAT-IS-THE-WORST;”
We-THINK “BAAAD”-is-The-Worst, so This-Bubble, let’s-burst!

Arguably, THE WORST OF-ALL is “TERRIFYING?-OBLIVION,”
But-not-like-in-The-Movies, Dears! That’s-just-so: “ple-bi-an,”
Or “juvenile!” “ludicrous!” or-just-plain-“Holly-wood!”
A SAD-FLICK-CAN-ONLY JUST-BE-SAD! I-wonder IF-we-could,
Even-grasp that-OBLIVION’S NOTHING-even-at-all;
It’s NOT EVEN a speck-of-sand on The Plainest Wall!
It’s-not-even a-speck reflecting itself,
Or-a barren landscape, with-a-wee, silly-elf,
All alone by-its-lonesome! Crying-lonely-and-sad,
For: AS LONG AS THERE’S ANY-THING! IT’S-NOT -“ABSOLUTE -BAD!”

It CAN’T-BE-“the-worst,” un-til-NOTHING-remains!!!!!!**
“Something’s-ALWAYS-“good,” even with pains!
For, PAINS are something, BUT-[GO-AHEAD!] Make-your-strate[d]gy,
To EXPECT-THE-WORST, but-the-only-tra[d]gedy –
Is NOTHING! Nothing! That is “Bot[d]-[d]TOM,”***
Or-“Top,” but-who’ll-know-it ? It-won’t-be-SA -DAM!

fin <3

  • – The Persian Gulf, next to Iraq – part of The Arabian Sea!
    ** – See you can not EVEN describe it because, of course, NOTHING ever remains, for there are no “remains” to NOTHING! See!? It’s a bunch of words, with no meaning!
    *** – BUT! Nothing has neither top nor bottom! See how ridiculous this all is! and – how ridiculous I AM – or even that “someone” “appears to be” considering it. “ALL IS FOLLY!” Ecclesiastes 1:14! (which suggests that EVEN THE BIBLE is FOLLY, or vanity! It is ALL BOGUS!)
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Uz7I9g9ymY
  • – or ANYONE (NOT EVEN “GOD!”) Without US, Whatever God IS – has nothing to experience anything with! 🙂 –

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9iPQneaD20

Political Criminals ~ America

“POLITICAL CRIMINALS!” a poem a.k.a.: “Political Humor? Family of Criminals!” a.k.a.: “We’re ALL A Bunch O’ Criminals! Get Over It!” July 20, 2019 [Saturday]

“Let’s convict, Assange! We-caught-“the-rabbit,” didn’t-we? and-he-broke-The-Law,”
Say “government supporters,” like-maybe, for-instance, Melania’s* Dear Grampa?**
As-mentioned-below, Her grampa’s dead, but-do-you-remember-Noah? (of-The-Arc),
Or Solzhenitsyn? Nelson Mandela? or Good-ol’ Joan-a-D-Arc***?

THEY WERE REBELS! Insurgents! ILLEGAL! as-H – L L,
AND! “Right as Rain!” I-think we-aught-a-YELL,
OUT! in-support of-Assange’s-“trans-par-ency,”
Which SHOULD-BE commendable! For-aren’t-governments-supposed-to-be,

FOR: “Power! to-The-People!” NOT: for-THEIR-OWN-self-preservation?

I-THINK POLITICIANS “MOSTLY” ARE-JUST-“ON VACATION,”
Smiling – and-campaigning! (or worse!!) and, basically, “dicking-around,”
Just like Tricky Dick Nixon! Remember THAT HOUND?
Now, THAT NIXON! (pause) There’s-someone REALLY-“above-The-Law,”
NOT LIKE JULIAN ASSANGE, who was pointing-out AN OBVIOUS-FLAW:

THAT THE WORLD SYSTEM OF POLITICS SAYS: “THE COMMON MAN CAN’T HANDLE THE TRUTH,
SO WE’LL HELP THEM ‘HIDE FROM IT!’ FORSOOTH! FORSOOTH!”

Perhaps, it’s time to “dust off” some history books – and set some matters straight,
That – governments have been notorious – for: BULLYING! and HATE!
Sure, things might work out, but-will-they, before they’ve-totally-stopped-“Wikileaks?”
JULIAN IS THE GOOD GUY HERE; THESE OTHERS ARE THE FREAKS!

  • – This, of course, has absolutely NO reflection on Melania herself, for she seems “beyond reproach;” she has, arguably, had a difficult life in many respect, yet it is clear that members of her Slovenian family, including her father, were members of The Communist Party, which supports state atheism. Of course, what she chooses to believe IS HER OWN BUSINESS, at least that is what we here at The Mystic Poet believe.
    ** – There is NO way to tell what her grandfather would say about America’s efforts to prosecute Julian Assange for “International Espionage,” since Melania’s Grampa-Snavs is dead. However, like his son, a “good” Slovenian & Melania’s father, a man does what he must to keep his family safe! Supporting the ruling political party is always a good idea, isn’tit? Even if they are imprisoning and, perhaps, torturing or killing political prisoners?
    *** – pronounced: “Jh-awn-Dark!”

First walk on the Moon ~

“WALK ON THE MOON!” a poem 20 July 2019 (Saturday)

50 years? (to The Day) we-were- raising-moon-dust!
Quite-an-accomplishment! So, let’s “knock off some rust,”
And RETURN – to The-Glory-Daze, when we-happ’ly-jumped “lu-nar!”
LET’S RACE BACK TO THE MOON! You might get there sooner!

For, I love my “Moon Pie,” which is YOU, Honey Bunch!
And, I loved “Bit-o-Honey” and Nestle’s Chocolate Crunch,
And BIG HUNK (that’s me!) – longing to munch on your Snickers!
We can be choosers, not losers! and-sometimes even-pickers!

But I pick YOU, Sweetie-Pie – to-fly-away-with-me-to-The-Moon;
It’s a GOOD FIT – in your capsule, as-I hold-each-balloon!

Yeah, MOON-LANDING-might-have-been-“staged,” as some do suggest,
But WHO CARES!? It-was GREAT P. R. – it gave us [all] a rest,
From the terrors of war – and starvation – and dead-people-in-The-Electric-Chair!
I-think-it-might-be-nice-on-The-Moon-with-you – if-we-were warm-&-bare!

Yeah, THE MOON’s so romantic! Let’s fly-back-there right-away,
And we’ll start the human race again! It’ll be THE FIRST DAY,
Of the rest of our lives! AND THE ONLY PEOPLE WHO CAN CUMe,
Are the ones NOT critical, political or medical! We’ll-just-sing-all-day, and-strum!

We’ll-strum-on-finely tuned instruments, &, you-know, YOU LOOK LIKE MY CELLO!
And I love-your “Devil-May-Care-Attitude;” it’s so s – x – and mellow,
And, on the Moon, we won’t have to wear knickers – BUT! how-will-we-pee?
I-FORGOT! about: gravitational limitations? And – how will we be,

Able to breath? for – isn’t the air up there kind-of-thin?
And, how will we grow “crops?” No soil or water – Is-it-really “a win,”
To be UP on The Moon? Maybe, yeah – LET’S GO “HOME!”
It might be a better place ON THE EARTH-after-all, a better place to roam,

We can maybe WATCH RE-RUNS of “The Moon Walks” on TV,
Crunching candied popcorn – and Cherry Mashes – and Butterfingers with glee!
The Moon may be fine – to watch from “here below,”
But the candy companies are DOWN HERE, on-Planet-Earth, don’t-cha-know!

Breaking News Iran

Bad experience makes any person dry reach at times, oh my goodness gracious me ~

“HEY, JESUS! YOU STINK! (NOTHING PERSONAL)!” a poem, a.k.a.: “Your Doctrines Too! THOSE ARE PAUL’S!” a.k.a.: “Jesus, Your Breath Stinks, You Have B. O. – And YOUR POO! Oo! (Pause) WELL, NO ONE’S PERFECT!” a.k.a.: “Accumulation!” a.k.a.: “We Just Stink!” a.k.a.: “Good Buddy, You Stink! That’s OK!” a.k.a.: “LOVE STINKS!” July 18, 2019 – Thursday!

PREPARATION: Thanks for reminding me, Baby – LIFE STINKS!

(That may be why people frequent bars, to-have lots o’ “smokes” and drinks!)

A man who can not deal with STENCH! better-lock-himself-in-His-Room,

Because THE WORLD SMELLS FUNNY! (sorta-like-a-tomb,

‘Cause it’s rotten and decaying, most days of the week,

Especially! when-we-take-a-poo – or – a-little leak!)

THANK GOODNESS there-are pheromones, that attract us to each other,

Or else WE-REALLY would have-to-KILL-each-sister-&-brother,

For our smells can cause such-great-of-fense or-make-a-person-“heave,”

Or-cause MY-LOVELY-WIFE to-o-simply [ 🙂 – Oh, NO! ] LEAVE!!

THE MAIN EVENT: LIFE, truly-truly: is an-accumulation-of-SMELL!

Some are perceived as-“Heavenly;” some? straight-outta- H – L L!

What’s one person’s de-odorant – is-another’s: NON!! “cup-o’-tea!”

And, YES! some-people are-OK with-The-Smell-of-[their-swee’] Pee,

Or – POO-Poo, for, some-newborn-childrens’ mums and-dad,

Think “Little Joy’s” poo-poo – aught-t’-be -a-perfume-fad!

IF YOU “SOIL” YOUR CLOTHES – OR THE SEAT OF YOUR CAR,

You MAY “clean-it-up,” but – you’ll go just so far,

To REALLY eliminating THE ODOR OF LIFE!

(Pee-poo-sweat-‘n’-blood: It’s-just part-of-your-wife!)

You better hope – you REALLY love HER FLUIDS’ AROMA,

Or-else, you’re-liable-to-stop writing The-“Love-a-Poem-a,”

The-ONE – about-your-“Sweetie,” whom you might rather call,

Her (or Him) “Stinky,” but – lemme-say that ALL,

Of creation! ALL-OF-IT! even-EACH-mol-e-cule,

Has its distinct aroma, and I don’t mean to be cruel,

BUT EVEN A ROSE – HAS-THE-“POTENTIAL”-TO-SICKEN-YOU-IN-TIME!

(You might even think [that] this-poem – is A-MALODOROUS-CRIME!)

None-the-less, my blessing – for ALL OF YOU HERE:

“I wish you always love the smells of the ones you hold so dear,”

For, if NOT, LIFE STINKS! and – I know I do too,

I just hope my wife – will-be-tolerant with-all-my-foul-smelling-GOO!

fin <3

Post Age: Having-said-all-of-this, I-am-reminded-of-what-Jesus-said, before-He-left:

“YOU-GUYS-STINK, so I’m leaving!” and-They-said: “You’re ‘bad-breathed!’ “

And-The-Lord say-eth-ed: ” ‘Tain’t so!” They-said: “Just ask Mary!”

“O. M. G.,” said Jesus; “That’s-why She-gives-me-Luden’s,* lemon-or-cherry!”

With-that, The Lord Jesus – well, He-did-not-tarry!

He-took the-wife-and-kids-to-Indiana! (I think it was Gary!)

  • – cough drops! Yes, they had then even back then – manufactured by “Pontius’Pharmaceuticals,” a subsidiary of “The-Roman-Orgy!”

Missing You ~

“MISSING YOU!” a poem Friday, July 19, 2019

I SAY: “I MISS you,” but, of course, you’re-HERE-in-my-heart;

Yet, I STILL like to say IT, so you’ll know, you’re “a-part!”

“I REALLY MISS you!”-means: [I’m horny as a bull!]

“I MISS you, HONEY,” suggests: [I’m-really-not-quite-full,

MISSing your “sweet-leche,” to-fill me up real good];

My-head’s-caught-in-your-bosom, if-you-only-would,

Or – IN YOUR LAP! for-I-MISS-your-yummy-juice,

To-make-me feel: Wild! & quite-Loose,

And Free! &-Easy! Plus, Taunt! and-Firm!

I LOVE YOUR DISEASES, (pause) and-ev-ery germ!

“I-MISS you SO,” because I-want to-hold,

Your-hand, while-looking into-your-eyes, very-bold,

But-YOU KNOW-ME! I’m-just-a-MISS-ty, needy-man,

Who loves to be with YOU, you-who-has-a-plan,

To MISS – all sadness, yet-grab-a-bit-of-pain,

But MISSing-all-the-harsh-words! I-think-it’s-only-gain,

To be with-you, my MISSus, kissing you so sweet,

I-need lots-of-attention, so let’s “not MISS-a-beat!”

Our life is all-about: MISSing-you and-MISSing-me,

But-NEVER – MISSing-Love’s joy-ous-in-san-i-ty!

fin <3

Julian Assange ~ Australia

“FOR LOST FRIENDS!” a poem, a.k.a.: “Julian Assange Is/Was Right! IF YOU Are Going To Kill A Bunch of Folks, Shouldn’t We First Need To Have A Little Group Discussion, Especially If You Are Doing It In My Name?” a.k.a.: “STOP KILLING KENNY!”* a.k.a.: “Those Bastards Are Trying To Kill Kenny!” July 19, 2019 (Friday)

I simply DO-NOT RECALL, anyone asking ME,
If it’s OK “to knick” Dear “Nick,” [who lives] across The Sea!
IF-you-are-thinking-of-doing-this, ESPECIALLY IN “MY NAME,”
By golly, M – F ers,** BEFORE-YOU-DECIDE-TO-MAIM,
Or kill or make quite homeless, Potential Friends of mine,
You better, gosh-a-darn-it – drop-a-me-“a-line,”
And-OPEN, open-ly announce your gosh darn plan,
Or-else, you-turds-&-military-dudes, you’ve-something-coming-from-this-man:
IT’S-THAT Y O U’re-N O T-“AN-ISLAND,” for I am-sitting here,
WATCHING, as you torture-and-kill – ANTS?-that-I-might-hold-dear!
So, BEFORE you drop the poison – or-plug-up-their-home[s]-with-“ROCKS,”
Dropping from The Bloody Sky, just-know: turning-back-The-Clocks,
May-be, of course POSSIBLE! “in=The 4th or 5th Dimension,”
But – LET-ME-JUST-a-“LAY-IT-ON-THE-LINE” it’s TIME we-need-to-mention:

That: I, for one, THINK-[that]-GOVERNMENTS, who-think-they-can-PROSECUTE,
Anyone! THAT THEY DON’T LIKE – are-not-friggin’-acting-cute!
So, FOR THE RECORD – and-This-“up-your-nose,”
IT’S TIME TO-RELEASE-ASSANGE, because (in-charge) you should suppose, YOU M. F. er s WILL BE ANSWERING TO-ME! {IT’S-N O-THREAT, Jerks-&-Pompous-Arses, but-you-better-open-your-eyes-&-see, ‘Cause – IF-you-keep-this-up – AND YOU-HAVE! for-what-seems-like-FOREVER, I’M NOT! [gonna] torture-kill-or-starve-you but, I’ll-ruffle-EVERY-FEATHER, That-you-all-have upon-your-leprous-skin! I’ll ruffle – EVERY WHERE, And I’ll-banish your-arses – to-some-place NOT SO-“FAIR,” So-THINK-ABOUT-IT,* Mr. Illuminati, Mr. Dictator & Mr. Political Know-It-All,
But! I think I smell some “fresh air!” ARE YOU READY TO TAKE A FALL?!

fin <3

  • – and KENNY, by any other name, is just as sweet!
    ** – to include EVERY STINKING PERSON IN POWER, who THINKS they have some right to just decide the fate of whomever! Yes, Mr. Trump, look in the mirror!
    *** – SOMETIMES, so-called idiots and malcontents (Where’s a Benevolent Dictator when we need one?) are put in charge, right under the nose of The Ruling Party(ies)!
    **** – I KNOW you probably won’t, BUT – I don’t care! YOU’VE BEEN WARNED!

On this day 50 years ago, 20 July 1969 set foot on the moon

On this day 50 years ago, 20th July 1969 in (Australian) Neil Armstrong was the first man to set foot on the moon, A total of twelve men have landed on the Moon. This was accomplished with two US pilot-astronauts flying a Lunar Module on each of six NASA missions across a 41-month period starting on 20 July 1969 UTC, with Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on Apollo 11, and ending on 14 December 1972 UTC with Gene Cernan and Jack Schmitt on Apollo 17. Cernan was the last to step off the moon lunar surface.

All Apollo lunar missions had a third crew member who remained on board the Command Module. The last three missions had a rover for increased mobility.

  • Letter to my Husband ~
    What if your pillow could collect your dreams and when you wake up you plug it into your computer and watch them over again. https://youtu.be/TPqZs7Vl_xg I love you for trusting me with your heart and trusting me with your pride I love you for needing me by your side I love you for bring out … Read More
  • Naked~ Did you know this?
    "THE NAKED & THE HOLY!" a poem July 20, 2019 (Saturday) Did-you-know Lord Jesus was-charged with-statutory-rape? & St. Paul-was-a Pharisaic "snitch?!" Plus, most-of-The-Disciples actually returned-to-fishing, & St. Mary – was-burned-as-a-witch! IF you REALLY knew The Truth, would you actually continue to pray? To-a-bunch-of-what-today-we'd-call: "generate-folk?" trying-to-point-The-Way? Mohammed, a-camel-driver, married-a-gal-15-years-past-his-age, And, when she got "too old," he-took-lots-of-widows! … Read More
  • American President Obama ~ singing President Obama of America
    https://youtu.be/mEH9kVbNX3A
  • Expectations 101 ~ American history
    "EXPECTATIONS 101!" a poem July 18, 2019 (Thursday) Sadam Hussein wasn't insane, or-at-least-not-as-much-as-me, For he always looked forward to wonderful things, like-beheadings, [over]-by-the-sea!* "I-expect-always: THE-WORST, [and]-therefore, what I-get, Is something PRETTY GREAT!" Well-Hussein-it's-a-good-bet: THAT NOBODY KNOWS-REALLY WHAT-IS-THE-WORST;" We-THINK "BAAAD"-is-The-Worst, so This-Bubble, let's-burst! Arguably, THE WORST OF-ALL is "TERRIFYING?-OBLIVION," But-not-like-in-The-Movies, Dears! That's-just-so: "ple-bi-an," Or "juvenile!" "ludicrous!" … Read More
  • Political Criminals ~ America
    "POLITICAL CRIMINALS!" a poem a.k.a.: "Political Humor? Family of Criminals!" a.k.a.: "We're ALL A Bunch O' Criminals! Get Over It!" July 20, 2019 [Saturday] "Let's convict, Assange! We-caught-"the-rabbit," didn't-we? and-he-broke-The-Law," Say "government supporters," like-maybe, for-instance, Melania's* Dear Grampa?** As-mentioned-below, Her grampa's dead, but-do-you-remember-Noah? (of-The-Arc), Or Solzhenitsyn? Nelson Mandela? or Good-ol' Joan-a-D-Arc***? THEY WERE REBELS! Insurgents! … Read More

Truth ~ Dirty little bit of scandal

“TRUTH?” a poem July 16, 2019 (Tuesday)

“If I-am to trust you, I-WANT ABSOLUTE-TRUTH,

‘The-Truth, yes, The-Whole-Truth!’ ” said-John-W.-Booth!!

“I NEED-always-to-know, I-can de-pend-upon-you,

So THE TRUTH, yes, The WHOLE Truth -I’ll-expect-YOU TO-DO!”

“OK!” [from-Honest-Abe!] “But-WAIT! Are-you-sure?

For, sometimes – THE TRUTH! it-may-be a-blur!”

“Well, the truth-is:-I-DON’T-TRUST-YOU!” so-John shot-Him-one-night,

But he REALLY-JUST-DIDN’T-TRUST-HIMSELF! It’s hard, without-light!

“Tell-THE-TRUTH,” said my-Lady;

“And-I-don’-want – no MAY-BEE,

Because, my-Honey-Man, I-KNOW-you-can-do-i[ee]t,

Plus, If-you-don’t, I-will-throw-me-a-fi(ee)t!”

“ALWAYS – The TRUTH!?” (Whatever THAT is!)

Always-tellin’-The-Truth? “Well – (you-KNOW!) That’s HIS,

Responsibility!” YES! All-The-Ladies-a-GREED!

“TRUTH? TRUTH! So, as-to-NOT-impede,

THE PROGRESS, Some – progress – that-The-TRUTH-will-provide!”

THIS IS WHERE A L L THE MEN – NEED TO RUN-AWAY AND HIDE,

When they hear: “We want A-PROMISE – of TRUTH – all the time!!”

“It-t’ain’t-possible!” say-eth The Lord – Of -The-“Realistic-Rhyme!”

fin <3

Postnote! In fact, TOTAL TRUTH – has-always-been a myth* and-a-fable,

NO ONE HAS SUCH FACILITY! It’s TRUE! No one’s able!

Beside[s]! (This is TRUE!) IF YOU NEVER LIE – SOME OF THE TIME,

YOUR NOSE SHRIVELS UP – TO THE SIZE OF A DIME!

And-oft’ to save lives, feelings [from getting hurt] & just plain To-Save-Your-Marriage,

You GOTTA LIE! Who-HANDLES THE TRUTH? Let’s ride in my carriage,

And-realize: If total TRUTH was The Standard, NO ONE WOULD BE MARRIED!

And ALL MEN – would-be-nervous-wrecks, ’cause-they’d-be-so-awf’lly-harried!

So, GOD, in Her Wisdom, devised “The White Lie,”

So, come-on-now, Sports’ Fans, get out there and: FIB! (I mean: cry! or die! or LIE!**)

  • – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzMfzPFcvJU

** – or is that LAY? lay or lie gently, next to HER – and stroke HER hair – or something!

Tell-her you love her! You DO, you know! Your life would be a shambles without her! It would be, you know! Just a shambles! Be a man! Eat a sandwich! Curse a little! Kiss a dog! Pet a cat; go-on, stroke that pussy! Send President Trump “a tweet!” OK?

The Halloween Princess

“THE HALLOWEEN*** PRINCESS!” a poem July 19 2019

ADORA*-was-born with-the-name-of-a-princess, so you-know she-wears a crown,

And-she’s-ADORned-with-a sequin-diamond-dress, silver-‘n’-gold-all-around!

Her “regal” smile so betrays – The-“Blue-Blood”-which-through-her-veins-doth-flow,

So, to-our-princess, the men folk clammer – for to-her they-wish to-go,

To-be-close and-to-gently-feel – Her-royal-warm -ma- jest – y!

I-love-her-and-love – to-say her-name – when-we-have -a-fine-“High-Tea,”**

Where-she-is-presented in her beauty! for everyone to see!

Her-eyes-have-mascara, my-lovely-Adora,

During-Hallowed’s***-festi-vi-ty!

fin <3

  • – “Adora” is from The Greek, meaning, gift, treasure, adored, beloved . . .

** – High (or Afternoon) Tea, observed in some genteel cultures, preciously highlighted in this blog, is also known as ‘low tea,’ and is what most people think of when they hear the term “HIGH TEA.” It involves manners, lace, and dainty foods. It is typically served in the mid-afternoon, traditionally served on low tables, hence its two names. An afternoon tea menu is light and focuses on scones, finger sandwiches. Marmalade, lemon curds, and herbed butter may also be included. Favorite teas include Earl Grey and Assam as well as chamomile and mint. Historically, a high tea was a working class meal, served on HIGH tables, after 5:00 P. M. Historically, afternoon tea was considered to be a ladies’ social occasion, and it is more often enjoyed by women than men to this day. The Seventh Duchess of Bedford Anna Maria Russell is thought to have started this tradition, so all the ladies could have a mid-afternoon snack and “chat” a bit!

*** – All Hallows’ Eve = Halloween, The Eve of All Hallows’ or All Saints’ Day!

Pictures: of The Seventh Duchess of Bedford – and – showing her “sitting room,” often called: The Blue Room! very elegante! 🙂 – “Anna,” [or Hannah] is from The Hebrew, meaning: favor, grace, purity, beauty . . .

  • Letter to my Husband ~
    What if your pillow could collect your dreams and when you wake up you plug it into your computer and watch them over again. https://youtu.be/TPqZs7Vl_xg I love you for trusting me with your heart and trusting me with your pride I love you for needing me by your side I love you for bring out … Read More
  • Naked~ Did you know this?
    "THE NAKED & THE HOLY!" a poem July 20, 2019 (Saturday) Did-you-know Lord Jesus was-charged with-statutory-rape? & St. Paul-was-a Pharisaic "snitch?!" Plus, most-of-The-Disciples actually returned-to-fishing, & St. Mary – was-burned-as-a-witch! IF you REALLY knew The Truth, would you actually continue to pray? To-a-bunch-of-what-today-we'd-call: "generate-folk?" trying-to-point-The-Way? Mohammed, a-camel-driver, married-a-gal-15-years-past-his-age, And, when she got "too old," he-took-lots-of-widows! … Read More
  • American President Obama ~ singing President Obama of America
    https://youtu.be/mEH9kVbNX3A
  • Expectations 101 ~ American history
    "EXPECTATIONS 101!" a poem July 18, 2019 (Thursday) Sadam Hussein wasn't insane, or-at-least-not-as-much-as-me, For he always looked forward to wonderful things, like-beheadings, [over]-by-the-sea!* "I-expect-always: THE-WORST, [and]-therefore, what I-get, Is something PRETTY GREAT!" Well-Hussein-it's-a-good-bet: THAT NOBODY KNOWS-REALLY WHAT-IS-THE-WORST;" We-THINK "BAAAD"-is-The-Worst, so This-Bubble, let's-burst! Arguably, THE WORST OF-ALL is "TERRIFYING?-OBLIVION," But-not-like-in-The-Movies, Dears! That's-just-so: "ple-bi-an," Or "juvenile!" "ludicrous!" … Read More
  • Political Criminals ~ America
    "POLITICAL CRIMINALS!" a poem a.k.a.: "Political Humor? Family of Criminals!" a.k.a.: "We're ALL A Bunch O' Criminals! Get Over It!" July 20, 2019 [Saturday] "Let's convict, Assange! We-caught-"the-rabbit," didn't-we? and-he-broke-The-Law," Say "government supporters," like-maybe, for-instance, Melania's* Dear Grampa?** As-mentioned-below, Her grampa's dead, but-do-you-remember-Noah? (of-The-Arc), Or Solzhenitsyn? Nelson Mandela? or Good-ol' Joan-a-D-Arc***? THEY WERE REBELS! Insurgents! … Read More

Alan Watts ~

To have faith is to trust yourself to the water. When you swim you don’t grab hold of the water, because if you do you will sink and drown. Instead you relax, and float.

                    -Alan Watts
  • Letter to my Husband ~
    What if your pillow could collect your dreams and when you wake up you plug it into your computer and watch them over again. https://youtu.be/TPqZs7Vl_xg I love you for trusting me with your heart and trusting me with your pride I love you for needing me by your side I love you for bring out … Read More
  • Naked~ Did you know this?
    "THE NAKED & THE HOLY!" a poem July 20, 2019 (Saturday) Did-you-know Lord Jesus was-charged with-statutory-rape? & St. Paul-was-a Pharisaic "snitch?!" Plus, most-of-The-Disciples actually returned-to-fishing, & St. Mary – was-burned-as-a-witch! IF you REALLY knew The Truth, would you actually continue to pray? To-a-bunch-of-what-today-we'd-call: "generate-folk?" trying-to-point-The-Way? Mohammed, a-camel-driver, married-a-gal-15-years-past-his-age, And, when she got "too old," he-took-lots-of-widows! … Read More
  • American President Obama ~ singing President Obama of America
    https://youtu.be/mEH9kVbNX3A
  • Expectations 101 ~ American history
    "EXPECTATIONS 101!" a poem July 18, 2019 (Thursday) Sadam Hussein wasn't insane, or-at-least-not-as-much-as-me, For he always looked forward to wonderful things, like-beheadings, [over]-by-the-sea!* "I-expect-always: THE-WORST, [and]-therefore, what I-get, Is something PRETTY GREAT!" Well-Hussein-it's-a-good-bet: THAT NOBODY KNOWS-REALLY WHAT-IS-THE-WORST;" We-THINK "BAAAD"-is-The-Worst, so This-Bubble, let's-burst! Arguably, THE WORST OF-ALL is "TERRIFYING?-OBLIVION," But-not-like-in-The-Movies, Dears! That's-just-so: "ple-bi-an," Or "juvenile!" "ludicrous!" … Read More
  • Political Criminals ~ America
    "POLITICAL CRIMINALS!" a poem a.k.a.: "Political Humor? Family of Criminals!" a.k.a.: "We're ALL A Bunch O' Criminals! Get Over It!" July 20, 2019 [Saturday] "Let's convict, Assange! We-caught-"the-rabbit," didn't-we? and-he-broke-The-Law," Say "government supporters," like-maybe, for-instance, Melania's* Dear Grampa?** As-mentioned-below, Her grampa's dead, but-do-you-remember-Noah? (of-The-Arc), Or Solzhenitsyn? Nelson Mandela? or Good-ol' Joan-a-D-Arc***? THEY WERE REBELS! Insurgents! … Read More

Lori Lakin Hutcherson wrote this article for Good Black News. Lori is the editor-in-chief at GBN. ~ Humanity

My White Friend Asked Me on Facebook to Explain White Privilege. I Decided to Be Honest
He wanted to know how institutional racism has made an impact on my life. I’m glad he asked, because I was ready to answer.

Most of what I share below is mild compared to what others in my family and community have endured Photo by T Y L E R G E B H A R T/Unsplash.

Yesterday I was tagged in a post by an old high school friend asking me and a few others a very public, direct question about white privilege and racism. I feel compelled not only to publish his query, but also my response to it, as it may be a helpful discourse for more than just a few folks on Facebook.

Here’s his post:

To all of my Black or mixed race FB friends, I must profess a blissful ignorance of this “White Privilege” of which I’m apparently guilty of possessing. By not being able to fully put myself in the shoes of someone from a background/race/religion/gender/nationality/body type that differs from my own makes me part of the problem, according to what I’m now hearing. Despite my treating everyone with respect and humor my entire life (as far as I know), I’m somehow complicit in the misfortune of others. I’m not saying I’m colorblind, but whatever racism/sexism/other -ism my life experience has instilled in me stays within me, and is not manifested in the way I treat others (which is not the case with far too many, I know).

So that I may be enlightened, can you please share with me some examples of institutional racism that have made an indelible mark upon you? If I am to understand this, I need people I know personally to show me how I’m missing what’s going on. Personal examples only. I’m not trying to be insensitive, I only want to understand (but not from the media). I apologize if this comes off as crass or offends anyone.

Here’s my response:

Hi, Jason. First off, I hope you don’t mind that I’ve quoted your post and made it part of mine. I think the heart of what you’ve asked of your friends of color is extremely important and I think my response needs much more space than as a reply on your feed. I truly thank you for wanting to understand what you are having a hard time understanding. Coincidentally, over the last few days I have been thinking about sharing some of the incidents of prejudice/racism I’ve experienced in my lifetime—in fact I just spoke with my sister Lesa about how to best do this yesterday—because I realized many of my friends—especially the white ones—have no idea what I’ve experienced/dealt with unless they were present (and aware) when it happened. There are two reasons for this: 1) because not only as a human being do I suppress the painful and uncomfortable in an effort to make it go away, I was also taught within my community (I was raised in the ’70s and ’80s—it’s shifted somewhat now) and by society at large NOT to make a fuss, speak out, or rock the boat. To just “deal with it,” lest more trouble follow (which, sadly, it often does); 2) fear of being questioned or dismissed with “Are you sure that’s what you heard?” or “Are you sure that’s what they meant?” and being angered and upset all over again by well-meaning-but-hurtful and essentially unsupportive responses.

So, again, I’m glad you asked, because I really want to answer. But as I do, please know a few things first: 1) This is not even close to the whole list. I’m cherry-picking because none of us have all day; 2) I’ve been really lucky. Most of what I share below is mild compared to what others in my family and community have endured; 3) I’m going to go in chronological order so you might begin to glimpse the tonnage and why what many white folks might feel is a “where did all of this come from?” moment in society has been festering individually and collectively for the LIFETIME of pretty much every black or brown person living in America today, regardless of wealth or opportunity; 4) Some of what I share covers sexism, too—intersectionality is another term I’m sure you’ve heard and want to put quotes around, but it’s a real thing too, just like white privilege. But you’ve requested a focus on personal experiences with racism, so here it goes:

1. When I was 3, my family moved into an upper-middle-class, all-white neighborhood. We had a big backyard, so my parents built a pool. Not the only pool on the block, but the only one neighborhood boys started throwing rocks into. White boys. One day my mom ID’d one as the boy from across the street, went to his house, told his mother, and, fortunately, his mother believed mine. My mom not only got an apology, but also had that boy jump in our pool and retrieve every single rock. No more rocks after that. Then mom even invited him to come over to swim sometime if he asked permission. Everyone became friends. This one has a happy ending because my mom was and is badass about matters like these, but I hope you can see that the white privilege in this situation is being able to move into a “nice” neighborhood and be accepted not harassed, made to feel unwelcome, or prone to acts of vandalism and hostility.

  1. When my older sister was 5, a white boy named Mark called her a “nigger” after she beat him in a race at school. She didn’t know what it meant, but in her gut she knew it was bad. This was the first time I’d seen my father the kind of angry that has nowhere to go. I somehow understood it was because not only had some boy verbally assaulted his daughter and had gotten away with it, it had way too early introduced her (and me) to that term and the reality of what it meant—that some white people would be cruel and careless with black people’s feelings just because of our skin color. Or our achievement. If it’s unclear in any way, the point here is if you’ve never had a defining moment in your childhood or your life where you realize your skin color alone makes other people hate you, you have white privilege.
  2. Sophomore year of high school. I had Mr. Melrose for Algebra 2. Some time within the first few weeks of class, he points out that I’m “the only spook” in the class. This was meant to be funny. It wasn’t. So, I doubt it will surprise you I was relieved when he took medical leave after suffering a heart attack and was replaced by a sub for the rest of the semester. The point here is, if you’ve never been ‘the only one’ of your race in a class, at a party, on a job, etc. and/or it’s been pointed out in a “playful” fashion by the authority figure in said situation, you have white privilege.
  3. When we started getting our college acceptances senior year, I remember some white male classmates were pissed that a black classmate had gotten into UCLA while they didn’t. They said that affirmative action had given him “their spot” and it wasn’t fair. An actual friend of theirs. Who’d worked his ass off. The point here is, if you’ve never been on the receiving end of the assumption that when you’ve achieved something it’s only because it was taken away from a white person who “deserved it,” you have white privilege.
  4. When I got accepted to Harvard (as a fellow AP student, you were witness to what an academic beast I was in high school, yes?), three separate times I encountered white strangers as I prepped for my maiden trip to Cambridge that rankle to this day. The first was the white doctor giving me a physical at Kaiser:

Me: “I need to send an immunization report to my college so I can matriculate.”

Doctor: “Where are you going?”

Me: “Harvard.”

Doctor: “You mean the one in Massachusetts?”

The second was in a store, looking for supplies I needed from Harvard’s suggested “what to bring with you” list.

Store employee: “Where are you going?”

Me: “Harvard.”

Store employee: “You mean the one in Massachusetts?”

The third was at UPS, shipping off boxes of said “what to bring” to Harvard. I was in line behind a white boy mailing boxes to Princeton and in front of a white woman sending her child’s boxes to wherever.

Woman to the boy: “What college are you going to?” Boy: “Princeton.”

Woman: “Congratulations!”

Woman to me: “Where are you sending your boxes?” Me: “Harvard.”

Woman: “You mean the one in Massachusetts?”

I think: “No, bitch, the one downtown next to the liquor store.” But I say, gesturing to my LABELED boxes: “Yes, the one in Massachusetts.”

Then she says congratulations, but it’s too fucking late. The point here is, if no one has ever questioned your intellectual capabilities or attendance at an elite institution based solely on your skin color, you have white privilege.

  1. In my freshman college tutorial, our small group of 4–5 was assigned to read Thoreau, Emerson, Malcolm X, Joseph Conrad, Dreiser, etc. When it was the week to discuss The Autobiography of Malcolm X, one white boy boldly claimed he couldn’t even get through it because he couldn’t relate and didn’t think he should be forced to read it. I don’t remember the words I said, but I still remember the feeling—I think it’s what doctors refer to as chandelier pain—as soon as a sensitive area on a patient is touched, they shoot through the roof—that’s what I felt. I know I said something like my whole life I’ve had to read “things that don’t have anything to do with me or that I relate to” but I find a way anyway because that’s what learning is about—trying to understand other people’s perspectives. The point here is—the canon of literature studied in the United States, as well as the majority of television and movies, have focused primarily on the works or achievements of white men. So, if you have never experienced or considered how damaging it is/was/could be to grow up without myriad role models and images in school that reflect you in your required reading material or in the mainstream media, you have white privilege.
  • All seniors at Harvard are invited to a fancy, seated group lunch with our respective dorm masters. (Yes, they were called “masters” up until this February, when they changed it to “faculty deans,” but that’s just a tasty little side dish to the main course of this remembrance). While we were being served by the Dunster House cafeteria staff—the black ladies from Haiti and Boston who ran the line daily (I still remember Jackie’s kindness and warmth to this day)—Master Sally mused out loud how proud they must be to be serving the nation’s best and brightest. I don’t know if they heard her, but I did, and it made me uncomfortable and sick. The point here is, if you’ve never been blindsided when you are just trying to enjoy a meal by a well-paid faculty member’s patronizing and racist assumptions about how grateful black people must feel to be in their presence, you have white privilege.
  • While I was writing on a television show in my 30s, my new white male boss—who had only known me for a few days—had unbeknownst to me told another writer on staff he thought I was conceited, didn’t know as much I thought I did, and didn’t have the talent I thought I had. And what exactly had happened in those few days? I disagreed with a pitch where he suggested our lead female character carelessly leave a potholder on the stove, burning down her apartment. This character being a professional caterer. When what he said about me was revealed months later (by then he’d come to respect and rely on me), he apologized for prejudging me because I was a black woman. I told him he was ignorant and clearly had a lot to learn. It was a good talk because he was remorseful and open. But the point here is, if you’ve never been on the receiving end of a boss’s prejudiced, uninformed “how dare she question my ideas” badmouthing based on solely on his ego and your race, you have white privilege.
  • On my very first date with my now husband, I climbed into his car and saw baby wipes on the passenger-side floor. He said he didn’t have kids, they were just there to clean up messes in the car. I twisted to secure my seatbelt and saw a stuffed animal in the rear window. I gave him a look. He said, “I promise, I don’t have kids. That’s only there so I don’t get stopped by the police.” He then told me that when he drove home from work late at night, he was getting stopped by cops constantly because he was a black man in a luxury car and they assumed that either it was stolen or he was a drug dealer. When he told a cop friend about this, Warren was told to put a stuffed animal in the rear window because it would change “his profile” to that of a family man and he was much less likely to be stopped. The point here is, if you’ve never had to mask the fruits of your success with a floppy-eared, stuffed bunny rabbit so you won’t get harassed by the cops on the way home from your gainful employment (or never had a first date start this way), you have white privilege.
  • Six years ago, I started a Facebook page that has grown into a website called Good Black News because I was shocked to find there were no sites dedicated solely to publishing the positive things black people do. (And let me explain here how biased the coverage of mainstream media is in case you don’t already have a clue—as I curate, I can’t tell you how often I have to swap out a story’s photo to make it as positive as the content. Photos published of black folks in mainstream media are very often sullen- or angry-looking. Even when it’s a positive story! I also have to alter headlines constantly to 1) include a person’s name and not have it just be “Black Man Wins Settlement” or “Carnegie Hall Gets 1st Black Board Member,” or 2) rephrase it from a subtle subjugator like “ABC taps Viola Davis as Series Lead” to “Viola Davis Lands Lead on ABC Show” as is done for, say, Jennifer Aniston or Steven Spielberg. I also receive a fair amount of highly offensive racist trolling. I don’t even respond. I block and delete ASAP. The point here is, if you’ve never had to rewrite stories and headlines or swap photos while being trolled by racists when all you’re trying to do on a daily basis is promote positivity and share stories of hope and achievement and justice, you have white privilege.

OK, Jason, there’s more, but I’m exhausted. And my kids need dinner. Remembering and reliving many of these moments has been a strain and a drain (and, again, this ain’t even the half or the worst of it). But I hope my experiences shed some light for you on how institutional and personal racism have affected the entire life of a friend of yours to whom you’ve only been respectful and kind. I hope what I’ve shared makes you realize it’s not just strangers, but people you know and care for who have suffered and are suffering because we are excluded from the privilege you have not to be judged, questioned, or assaulted in any way because of your race.

As to you “being part of the problem,” trust me, nobody is mad at you for being white. Nobody. Just like nobody should be mad at me for being black. Or female. Or whatever. But what IS being asked of you is to acknowledge that white privilege DOES exist and not only to treat people of races that differ from yours “with respect and humor,” but also to stand up for fair treatment and justice, not to let “jokes” or “off-color” comments by friends, co-workers, or family slide by without challenge, and to continually make an effort to put yourself in someone else’s shoes, so we may all cherish and respect our unique and special contributions to society as much as we do our common ground.

With much love and respect,

Lori

This article was originally published by Good Black News. It has been edited for YES! Magazine.

Lori Lakin Hutcherson wrote this article for Good Black News. Lori is the editor-in-chief at GBN.

MISSING PLEASE HELP FIND HIM A mothers plea ~

Still missing…Today is my son’s 33rd birthday. It’s been close to 10 yrs since I’ve seen him. Although he was last heard of in 2012/2013 by friends. He called an army buddy in Nebraska asking if he could stay with him for a bit before he went to Thailand. He also told his stepsister he was going to Thailand. He never made it to Nebraska and no one has seen him since. Max served two tours of Iraq as infantry. He had his 21st birthday in Iraq while on his first tour. Too young to see the things he saw. I don’t think anyone returns from active duty the same. Max was no exception. I can’t start to explain the daily pain of having a child missing. I dread people asking where my kids live and most days are too painful to even say his name out loud. There is no Christmas, no mother’s day and no birthday that is complete while he is missing, there is also no closure. I have amazing people who have been helping to find him. Strangers to me who have become my only hope and have shared in the pain of Max’s absence. I ask again that this picture be shared on FB in the hope that someone out there has seen him. Max is 6′, slender build and has tattoos on his forearm, but most likely has added more. He has a prominent cowlick at the front of his hair and also a small mole/mark on his left cheek. If anyone has any news of Max Devlin please contact me. 509-654-0070. Max, if you should see this message know that I will never stop looking for you. I miss your sweet smile and your humor. Let me know you’re safe. I love you so so much that will never change. Please come home Max.
**There is a Max Devlin on FB that many people has thought could be my son. Unfortunately it is not my son, but Max has helped pass along any information that comes his way with regards to my son. Thank you to everyone who searched for him on FB and notified me.****
**Update 6/2/18…if you have any information please private message me. I’m trying to go through over 6k responses. I’m overwhelmed by your amazing response and compassion. I’ve been asked about a missing persons report. There is no missing persons report, the police department will not do one. Max is deemed as having disappeared by his own means. This means he does not qualify to be listed as a missing person. Even though he was thought to be traveling to Nebraska and never showed. Because there is a history of him wanting to disappear a report can not be filed. Without a report he can not be listed on military missing boards or sites that advocate for missing persons. Podcast, TV or any other forms of help will not listen him either. As of today there are no new leads. I can not thank you all enough for the kindness you have shown. I will answer you all in time. God bless you all for helping find him.
Thank you Omaha that lead has been covered. No results yet.
**6/3/18
I’m unable to read any info listed under the post as there are over 10k and I’m still going through all the private messages. It would help greatly if the private messages could be limited so I do not miss a crucial message.
Please limit the following:
**Anything you find on Google has been check by two PI’s.
***Phone number address found on people search etc have also be checked.
**** Anyone with the name Max Devlin on FB has already been checked.
**** Psychics telling me he dead, not ready to go in that direction yet.
**** Vanish the podcast will not take his story see notes above.
****Spotting him walking through a store several weeks before this was posted and his face was unknown to you. It is most likely not him unfortunately.
***** Telling me he was captured by terrorist and held in Afghanistan
*****Asking for his social security number to help search.
******Asking for his cell number so you can call him
*******Telling me he is in a location that doesn’t exist. These searches take time away from finding him.

For all the mothers who have reached out to me who have lost a child or their child is miss please continue to reach out. Your words are powerful and I am here for you, always.
If there is anyone who has seen Max within the last yr or was in is unit please call my cell or text me. All information will be kept private.
Thank you the thousands of people who have reached out to me. I will get through all of your messages. To all of you who have made the 129,000 shares possible I am in your debt. God bless you all.

 

KINDNESS IS FREE, SPRINKLE THE STUFF EVERYWHERE🌏

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