Wednesday, December 23, 2015

The Anti-Terror-ist

A  L  O  H  A !

No. I'm not picking up a gun.
But what is the opposite
of harming strangers?

Love your neighbor.

We don't even hear
it's meaning anymore.
Our mind skips over
these words we have
heard before.

But when they crack open
one spies a wonder world
within. Through the peep-
hole of this candied egg
we see not mere possibilities,
but a truer sense of Real.

If you care for yourself
you can care for us all.
But that is the problem;
We do not care for ourselves.

We have been trained
to be unobtrusive and useful
by this world we enjoy.

Care for self
strikes a chord of guilt
doesn't it?

Love your neighbor
as yourself.

If one is ready to die
for an angry idea,
one is ready to kill
strangers over it.

If we live for love.
Courteous to self
and 0ther,
we are spreading
the antidote to
everything we hate.

Say hi to an Angry White Guy,
or a Muslim woman;
A Palestinian and a Jew.
Say 'Merry Christmas'
to a Christian.

Life is good.
A Gift.

Live that,
the power of that.

No telling where
it can take this world.

Thanks for visiting!

Wishing YOU all good things,


Jeanne Pursell said...

Hi there Cloudia! I am stopping by to say MOVED????? I will have to do some more reading on your blog...I had NO idea you were leaving Hawaii...what a HUGE change for you!! I'm so glad you popped over to say hello...Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and I hope you are doing well!! xo

Rajesh said...

Good one.

Tom said...

Lovely layered sky!

EG CameraGirl said...

I hope lots of your readers take up the challenge to "Love thy neighbour." God is love no matter what name you call Him.

eileeninmd said...

Good morning, Cloudia. So true, life is a gift. I wish you all good things. Happy Wednesday, enjoy your day!

Indrani said...

Yes, life is a gift!
A lovely post by you!

Karen S. said...

Live for love, it really is the only way to be! Aloha sweet, dear Cloudia.

Nancy Chan said...

Hello Cloudia, let us learn to love our neighbour. Merry Christmas to you!

Charles Gramlich said...

Not enough caring to go around, I guess

Kayni D said...

Yes, love is stronger than hate. A flower is stronger than a gun. The best weapon we have is to love our neighbors.

Cloudia said...

Thanks Dear Friends!

Sandy said...

So true. Thank you.=)

Teresa said...

Thanks for spreading compassion!!

Cloudia said...

You could not appreciate it, if it was not part of your already! <3 Thanks for sharing

William Kendall said...

Wisely said!

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Verily, Cloudia. A Merry Christmas hug to you.