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A Poem for Peace!

 Wishes, Dreams, and Hopes…

Deeds to be Done!

Doing what is honorable and right

should be expected…

Doing it with care and very well

should be respected…

Doing good

should be noted…

praised, and honored!

Hats off, greetings, salutes,

cheers, and honors to all

who do the best they can

for every child, woman, and man…

for whoever is in need…

to alleviate suffering and pain…

That would be doing

both right and good

very well indeed!

 

Have a good day!

Be in the embrace

and under the protection

of what is considered

to be sacred and divine!

May you be guided,

supported and strengthened

by your faith.

May your body,

your soul, and your spirit

be shielded, sheltered,

to live your life

totally at peace…

Let times of turmoil,

moments of calamity,

all the clashes caused

by hatred, bigotry, and bitterness,

tricks and treachery,

finally cease!

Let humanity become

truly humane!

May you be able to do

to and for others

only what will bring

joy, happiness, pleasure…

only what will

universally please!

 

Gerhard A. Fürst

Kalamazoo, MI, USA

My Thoughts and Concerns Today, 1/12/2014

Wheeler$ and Dealer$…

The Politic$ of Today?

 

Taker$ and stealer$…

bullie$ and basher$…

$masher$ and grabber$…

gobbler$ and gabber$…

$ly, $leek, $mooth operator$ and opportuni$t$,

$leezy gawker$ and $talker$.

haughty handler$ and tricky trader$,

liar$, lunatic$, and lamba$ting phonie$,

mi$leader$, and back$tabber$…

moocher$, $chemer$, and gamer$…

fudger$, forger$ , faker$, and claim $taker$.

Profiteer$ and money-tree $haker$…

the di$honorable, the di$reputable…

the blatant bilker$ and government ca$h-cow milker$…

evil doer$ doing evil deed$…

lobbyi$t$ with deep pocket$…

divider$, devious$ly $owing di$$ention’$ $eed$…

mangling, $trangling manipulator$ and marauder$…

Dark Money Group$? = Dirty Money Group$?

= Manipulative Money Group$! = Di$honest Money Group$!

$ecretive Group$ of $chemes and $tealth…

Group$ of Manipulative Mammon Might

with the Incredible Power of Wealth…

Money up front = money in mouth =

Money = the fattening food , fodder,

the fuel for the de$tructive flame$ of fraud…

Money in hand = money in pocket =

= money $tashed in $ecret bank account$ =

key of control = foot in the door = right of  owner$hip…

 

The might of money will not fail!

Are honest efforts to the contrary to no avail?

Thing$ must be for $ale!

Thing$ can be had…not for free…

not based on written and guaranteed right…

not by the lowe$t bidder…

but for the highe$t price…

by the $ini$ter, mean-$prited,

manipulative money of might…

People can be bought?

Morality… ethics…decency…trustworthiness…reliability…

honesty, truth and integrity are for naught?

Men of Mammon Might

Do not care about ju$tice, law, and right…

They are perpetually on the prowl

with $cheming $cowl$…

They are out buy, to control, and to keep…

their reach, their hold,

their grasp, their grip, their power

i$ dangerous$, divi$ive, dark, and deep…

Thing$ mu$t be for $ale…

People  offer them$elve$

to be bribed and bought,

making deal$ with devil$,

bending, bu$ting , beating, and breaking

what once was whole…

Things thought to be

all hail and hearty…

are now hollow, $hamefully $hallow,

empty, run down, rotten, be$otten

bodies$ without worth, without value,

manipulated by unrepentant mon$ter$ of mean ,

men of Mammon might…

lacking honesty, integrity,

hearts, minds, and souls!?

 

Gerhard A. Fürst

1/12/2014

My Thoughts and Concerns Today, Tuesday, 1/4/2014

Still so true today!

In a letter written November 5, 1959, and addressed to Adlai Stevenson, John Steinbeck (1902-1968) made the following observation:

“Someone has to re-inspect our system and that soon.  We can’t expect to raise our children to be good and honorable men when the  city, the state, the government, the corporations all offer the highest rewards for chicanery and dishonesty. On all levels it is rigged, Adlai.”

So, how far have we come since this was written? Have we risen to higher levels, or sunk deeper into the abyss of depravity and immorality. Are our government official more honest or more cunning and more devious?  Do we have leaders to lead and guide us out of the morass, the quagmire?  Regrettably, all indications are that we had sunk lower and deeper than ever. It is a nightmare! Whereto from here?

Steinbeck continues to suggest: 

“Maybe  nothing can be done about it, but I am stupid enough and naively hopeful enough to want to try. How about you?”

Silence implies consent. Saying nothing, doing nothing will merely embolden those who are at the helm, wheeling and dealing, manipulating, with their hands in the till, skimming off the top…

Thus it is true that: “the more things (allegedly) change, the more they remain the same,” or they worsen, decay and rot.  Based on where things stand these days, the latter seems to be the case.

The national ailment has become a malignancy! We cannot merely be silent observers , idle “couch potatoes,” or sidewalk superintendents!

Gerhard A. Fürst

1/4/2014

 

Source of the letter:

Steinbeck, A Life in Letters, Edited by Elaine Steinbeck and Robert Wallsten,

The Viking Press, Inc., 1975, p 653, ISBN 0-670-66961-x-Regular edition.