When Does It End?

Source of Inspiration

While Poverty exists, there is no true freedom.

Nelson Mandela

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People lost in greed
Others suffer from need
Values askew
E veryone deserves to be free of poverty
R iches shared with love
T here is no no need for hunger or a lack of basics
Y ou are your brothers’ keeper, please help those in need

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http://thinkprogress.org/home/2013/12/06/3030781/nelson-mandela-believed-people-wont-talk/

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England’s Economy (1973)

Simplicity Lane

(It is with sadness that I learned today of the death of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.  As strange as it sounds, I had the following queued up for posting today.)

In 1973, a friend from the UK informed me that she was put on ‘redundancy’ due to economic stress; her life became more stressful.  The UK employment situation was still terrible in 1975 when I wrote this song.

England's Economy (1973)

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Rainforest News #35

Source of Inspiration


Tiny bee sipping
Nector from flowers of life
My wings never stop!

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Little cloud above
Raindrops sparkle in sunbeam
A sorrow made bright!

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Pasta twirled on forks
Savory sauce drips from chin
Pass the garlic bread!

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This pen writes life’s truth
The messages come from above
Get out of the way!

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Wisdom of Children #4

 

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Why do they call us human beans?

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What I Did Not Do

Source of Inspiration

old woman writing a book

I have a book I did not write
a story left untold.
It seems unimportant to me
for ultimately we each must
live our own life, letting
our story unfold.

Can another’s wisdom make us
wise or must we learn through
our own experiences? I want
to live my life so fully that
there is no time to write about
it. Yet, I love to curl up with a
good book–truly one of life’s
pleasures, so maybe I will
write that book some day when
I am too old to do much else.

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Bee-ing Friendly, Mindful and Aware

Julie Green Art & Photography

The Urban Beehive

If you haven’t heard of The Urban Beehive, now’s the time to check it out.  In Australia, we’re very lucky to have Doug Purdie who co-dreamed-up The Urban Beehive to keep bees alive and well in Australia by putting beehives in backyards, community gardens and rooftops, and raising awareness of the introduced threats to bees world-wide. We’re the last continent in the world free from the threats devastating and destroying bees internationally (and let’s keep it that way – and hope they find real solutions world-wide!). We do not see as many bees here as we used to, but hopefully with its growing popularity, The Urban Beehive will be able to increasingly turn Australian’s attentions to looking after these little but important creatures and keeping them around. It was a pleasure meeting Doug a couple of weeks ago to talk about bees, and instead of saying much more yet…

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