Thursday, September 24, 2009

will you speak up?...

13 comments:

cherie said...

we should.

Nana Trish is Living the Dream said...

This is a very powerful poem. We need to stand up for what we know is right.

Christina said...

such touching truth.
xo

Mel said...

Thank you for this......it's a powerful Truth...

Cam said...

Very powerful truth!!

Gives me chills...

We see it happening here more and more every day, don't we? It seems our freedoms are being chipped away at a little at a time, and more frequently.

I hope you have a peaceful, beautiful weekend, friend!!

vchelle said...

Incredible! It makes you think and feel the truth!!

omchelsea said...

evil happens when good people do nothing. It's too easy to just sit by.

Wanda said...

We were just talking about this this morning. A lot is happening in the world that (depending on individual choice points) could turn into...bad stuff. Let me just say, it is my intention to resist evil and stand up for what is right. I'd like to think I have the courage to hold my values to the end. I am willing.

Kelli said...

Amen! All the different labels that separate us are nothing. We are all spiritual beings having a human experience. Our paths go in all different directions and that is absolutely wonderful. I love this because we can't just look over atrocity because it isn't happening to "us" because really it is. It is like mountain top removal in Appalachia (United States) where I live. People outside of the area overlook it, but it is precisely the whole country mindlessly using and demanding cheaply a non-renewable resource to electrify their lives while destroying a landscape and putting its people second to money making... off my soapbox...

Gayle said...

Very powerful.

sherry ♥ lee said...

Powerful words indeed. Speak up? I believe I would. I know I have. I hope I will always continue to do so.

As a child one of my favourite stories was "The Little Red Hen"...and every time she asked and the others said "not I" I was so sad!! Why wouldn't they help her I would ask my mother. But I was so tickled that at the end, the hen had done everything herself and she learned she didn't need them.

Still, that troubled me. Sure, she was capable and yes she asked for help. So I learned...even if help doesn't come, we are not incapable and alone. We can do the best we can with what we have. Then I learned that by not helping others you will be left with nothing and I thought, that is a good lesson.

Do you know what troubled me the most? You will of course Se'Lah as you seem to "know" me very well. Of course it was the fact that the Little Red Hen did not share her food with the others when they needed it. But then, that's me.

Thanks for listening and for one again inspiring me to remember something valuable, lessons that have such meaning.

Relyn said...

I have always loved that quote, but never knew who said it. Thank you. And, thank you for the timely reminder.

sunnymama said...

A powerful picture of a powerful text! Thank you. :)