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Offline JTetstone

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From A Trail of Tears /long poem
« on: August 21, 2019, 01:12:18 PM »
From a Trail of Tears

 From a Trail of Tears
 and so much more,
 Love created a melting
 pot of hope and peace.

 Mended hearts, renewed
 faith, the past lays
 sleeping in yesterdays.

 Hope for tomorrow was
 paid for by a Trail of
 Tears and so much more.

 Hate and war cannot de-
 stroy, the melting pot
 created by love.

 When are we going to learn,
 the beast has always been
 here, manipulating people, and
 using hate and fear.

 Wake up, open your heart,
 along with your eyes

 Stop blaming children for Crimes
 against humanity and dignity,

 Stop blaming children for the sins
 of adult men and women
 strive for a world where love, hope,
 and peace lead...and the hearts of
 men (as in humanity) opens to all,
 regardless of color and creed.

 Stop blaming children's crimes
 against another's dignity,
 on illiteracy...

 Stop telling children
 'all the world is underhanded'
 then proclaim yourself a seeker
 of peace.

 Give children reason to believe in
 better tomorrows.

 Teach them that it's because of the
 Trail of Tears and so much more
 That Americans of the melting pot
 have learned to respect each other's
 right to life and liberty.

 Teach children, by example, that love
 has been, and always will be, the key
 to peace. -Jan Tetstone
 5:11pm August 20, 2019



I am French, Cherokee, and Irish.
This was written in response to a poem I read on a MWC board.
Proud to be an American who knows what being an American means.   -Jan Tetstone

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Re: From A Trail of Tears /long poem
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2019, 08:54:20 PM »
Reading this I understand why you call yourself a heart writer. The heart is indeed more powerful than the mind. It is through identification with the mind that most are unwittingly hypocrites. The world rationalizes and uniforms minds by coupling mind to the symbolized flows of conditioned values. Somehow we have forgotten we are not the mind, and most identify the Self with the egoic desires of the mind—which seeks to consume the world for the benefit of its own body. It is the heart that transcends the mind, and lights the path towards a better world. This modern age is like a second Nimrod's Babel—the world is a rationalized prison of exploitation. Unless we can learn to listen to our hearts, we will continue to allow our mind to delude ourselves and others.

Thank you for your heart felt and illuminating poem Jan
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Re: From A Trail of Tears /long poem
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2019, 02:43:13 PM »
Thank you, Contrapasso.
Proud to be an American who knows what being an American means.   -Jan Tetstone