Saturday, July 28, 2012

Thoughts on New Orleans

(A view of the Superdome from my hotel taken from my camera phone)
A couple of weeks ago, your humble blogger went to The Big Easy for a conference.  Nearing the hotel, my eyes came across this structure: The Superdome.  Upon seeing this up-close and personal, it was hard to imagine what happened in there 7 years ago post-Katrina. May this and the entire New Orleans story serve as a testament to bouncing back after adversity.  Also, let us never forget so the past cannot be repeated.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Global Call For Peace (Poem)

How about
making peace
instead of blowing each other to pieces
with guns and bombs
I have a problem
with having to fear
that violence will come near
to me, my family, my friends, my people
We've dug ourselves into deep holes
Too many souls
have been lost at the end of a
The strife
has got to end
Instead, let's send
from Detroit to Damascus
It's all I ask
of us
Like Fela I want to bring a coffin to a state official
and say
"Let's make it official
that love
will be our driving force
instead of brute force
ruling our lives"
Like Janelle said
"This is a cold war"
Let's shout "NO MORE"
and create
a state
of well being
for all