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boomerz by pd lyons


Boomerz

I live only in memory
The day to day does not inspire me
I only want to sit here think about what used to be.

Here only in my own home.
Locked doors, paid taxes, insurance policies, protect me.
TV,  petrol chemicals, nourish me.

People not like me outrage me.

from Speaking with Our Self a video series : https://makebelieverz.wordpress.com/


Speaking With Our Self

 

What will happen if we pay attention to how we speak with our self ?

Could we use awareness of language, and tone of our inner voice, to empower ourselves in our daily lives?

Do our default habits hinder or help us in our endeavors?

Can they be changed, refined or be abandoned as we wish?

Let’s find out.

 

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A Country Dance by PD Lyons


 

 

A Country Dance by PD Lyons

 

I am a feeder of crows

My distant neighbour, a farmer

None too pleased

 

I feed them

He shoots them

A thing we do out here

 

Sometimes when I drive by his gates

I see the carcases

black birds hung on a barbed wire

 

Often, I wonder if he’d like my heart to hang

But then I’m sure like me he knows

Takes two to tango

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mix media by morgan lyons

mix media by Morgan Lyons

mix media by morgan lyons

Crows by Morgan Lyons

First Day of Spring, by pd lyons


 

First Day of Spring

my daughter asks me
why did people invent war?
don’t they know it’s the devil not god that likes war?
do children have to fight?
do they kill children too?
boys, and girls?
how old are the children?
why don’t the soldiers just quit?

and then the sound of helicopter passing
she thinks it wondrous dashes off to look

and for all those for whom that sound is terror?

because of them
we must love the world
all the more.

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photographer unknown

What Better Places To Go Be Spiritual? by pd lyons


sometimes we forget to go

sometimes we forget the land needs healing

the dead cannot be denied, nor should they

 

sometimes we believe by hating we will heal

sometimes we believe by fear we will over come

 

I cannot do this

I refuse to do this

I will go to every Auschwitz, every slave pit, every Hiroshima, Guantanamo, wounded knee, Normandy,

every Nanking every Tibet every Gaza strip

every lepers broken heart

I will not turn away

not for all the political correctness in the western world

 

and to all those who ask

all those who demand

all those who threaten

 

I’ve nothing to say –

‘cept fuck you and your cowardly way

 

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True Democracy & Boomerz by pd lyons


See I was taught that democracy takes courage. The courage to allow the rights of the other. Not only their right to exist but their rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That it takes democratic courage to allow the other a voice, a choice, a privacy, an equality.

The belief that majority rules is erroneous with regards  to true democracy. Otherwise everything depends on the personal belief of the many. This is only might makes right, this is not democracy. Democracy is the courage of all to allow the human and civil rights of all.

The question we should be asking people is – do you really want to live in a country where the your rights and the rights of others may justifiably be revoked every time the majority demographic shifts?

Today when I look at my country that’s what I  see. Rather than the nurturing of courage, it seems to perpetuate the right to bully, the right to instill fear, the right to make money at all costs, the right of might – with no regard for the amount of misery, tragedy, or  instability it causes  its own citizens or the rest of world.

It has always taken extreme courage to be democratic. It still does.

 

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Boomerz

I live only in memory
The day to day does not inspire me
I only want to sit here think about what used to be.

Here only in my own home.
Locked doors, paid taxes, insurance policies, protect me.
TV,  petrol chemicals, nourish me.

People not like me outrage me.

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Boomerz – from  Caribu & Sister Stones

ISBN:     9781905425907

Published by Lapwing Belfast

Off The Bookshelf – Brave Boat Harbor & The Vinland Map and the Tartar Relation


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This is one I have had for ages. Snagged from my dads bookshelf when he was selling out of print items. It was published by Yale University Press. This copy is fifth edition C1967. As you can see it came from the library of Calvin Hosmer JR. In my opinion Calvin lived, and indeed may still be living, in a town with one of the coolest place names ever – Brave Boat Harbor! I think it is one of the main reasons I have not been able to part with it for over thirty years.

 

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It is inscribed by C.HJ. with the note:

“This Vinland map

was found to be

a fake  but the

book is still

good reading

CHJ”

Personally I would disagree. Once I read the inscription I was disinclined to enjoy the fore mentioned good read. Can’t help but wonder how the recipient felt getting a gift of a used book the subject of which was proved fake?  Perhaps there is a clue in that my Dad picked it up at a rummage sale for .50 ? Anyway for some reason I still keep it. Well, it was from Brave Boat Harbor, that’s just irresistible isn’t it?

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Pennies from heaven? Why not start now!


Pennies from heaven?

Why not start now? every day or whenever you can throw spare change into a container. Then at the end of the year make a donation to the charity of your liking. Be the change you want to see. Every step in the right direction is never  small. 

HAPPY New YEAR

 

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survival tips for this modern age or true no worries #3 by pd Lyons


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