Archive for the ‘true bravery’ Category

… and distance

June 8, 2014

There are causes to “reasons” for the “actions we choose to, or not “to”. This is about THAT. When it’s involving a someone that has piqued “the fancy” it tends to “be” a ‘dangerous’, at the least UNWISE, decision in this day and, of (my) age.  “Functions” are well “practiced”, at the least I know what finger goes to the ear that is itching. As for responding to emotion… THAT is a LOST un-“perfected” ABILITY.

So, here I sit at the keyboard, telling an unknown someone of this confusion that has made me try to organize its telling. It may be an interest, in that you’ve stumbled across the categorical header of placement.

Here below is an emotional crux that HAD to be distributed. The best hope is that even if the causant recognizes their “place” the hope is that they slough it off to their musational abilities.

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I thought that I was
too old for this
a comment
to simple words
written in the moment
of recognition’s haste

“hello” to you
you’ve a mind that creates
spaced and driven
by others’ being near you
I haven’t such luxury

thank goodness for distance
because I’m best taken
“through” my words
presense may have you running
away from the Ogre
that ‘was’ ME

it’s funny of how the ending
of another story
of ‘Beauty’ transforming her muse
I do believe that I can
and WILL avoid such
by appreciating her
words and distance

The Making of a Lawn Jockey

February 20, 2011

My name is Joque Graves,( Mr. Washington called me [JOCKO].). I come here with my father near Mr. Penn’s forested glens and hills near Trenton.

We’ve been in the middle of this ruckus with these men with loud coats, noses turned up like Turkeys in a downpour. The only thing is that they ain’t dying quick enough for any of Mr. Washington’s friends.

Mr. Washington’s got a plan to take some fighters across the Del-ware, ( You can see my Pa with ’em in the painting.), and send the “Loud Coats” home as cold storage so that we can work this land the way they wants. But, Mr. Washington says I’m too young to make a “proper” fighter yet. Heck, I sees to all ‘im’s Hawses good ’nuff. Back in ‘Ginya’ ain’t a bale I can’t pitch a-ways !


But, he says I should “grow” more and learn ‘responsablity’ first. He told me that I make sure that he and he’s friends get back right, that I should wait here at camp, so that when they come back, at dark, that I give ’em my “lighterns’ glow, to find the hawses.

I was young, but, Mr. Washington chose one of he’s bestest to do my task…

It was too cold, but I held my pawzishun, like a “STATUE”, I stood waiting ’til they got back. I was an ice block when they got back, but that “Lightern” hadn’t loss its fire when they found me… Froze there… just as any “GOOD” SOLDIER at ‘is post. Showing Mr. Washington’s VOLUNTEER SOLDIERS the way to safety.


Mr. Washington couldn’t give me a proper burr-yal a’cause the “loud coats” was bringin’ in them big ol’ [HESSIAN] folk, from Germ-knee, to help ’em  save  King George’s “face”.

Although I’m rotten in the roots of an Oak tree Mr. Washington had ‘is skulpter build a “likeness” of what I looked like… stood it by the steps of ‘is front porch just like he found me that night.

Now, for awhile a lot of  my kindred thought that my statue was an ‘N-salt to ’em. But to let y’all know it was a great “[LINEN]” man’s way o’ sayin’ THANKS to someone who’ done a MAN’S WORK before they was.

After the war was won my statue got a rebirth from the folk that built the `’underground railroad’, you know the one inj-neered by Hair-yet Tubmum? The folks that was the stashin mastahs would have me stand infront o’ they’s house to tell my kin that they’s house was SAFE.

My name is Joque Graves I’d seen, almos’ twe’ve summahs  afores I paid MY fee for YOUR FREEDOM…

The month of February has been designated for the EDUCATION of a PEOPLE that have assisted in the building of one of the “GREATEST” nations of recorded history. The above story is something that ALMOST never has been TAUGHT in OUR schools. SHARE the KNOWLEDGE. It TRULY does set a PEOPLE FREE.

Planning the Load of the “Scattergun”

October 23, 2010

It’s difficult to read the little blurb under the site name title of this blog, it finishes with… ” assembling with the precision of a Scattergun”. At close quarters this tool was proven to exact a great deal of attention by those near enough. The situation of our nation warrants the our carrying such a mental tool within our [LYMBIC] region. Hopefully this article will give you the encouragement to stand your ground, because there’s NOT MUCH LEFT.

Sometimes the self appointed makes the decision to listen to one who has found “the” perfect round to inflict the most thought producing damage that is available for the task. “THNQ” is my dyslexic tag for the word THINK. And that is EXACTLY what I’m trying to get PEOPLE to do. Since I began this, and six other “avenues”, the thing called OPINION is what has been attempted for two years. With my type of opinion success has been measured by viewing ONE mark on the statistics graph. BUT, I do have some success at finding those that can tell you the things that should strip us of this situation that we’ve let “sneek”up on us. And, [HERE] is the smart bomb that is provided for YOU to load into the only weapon left to YOU… the KNOWLEDGE of WHO is doing some of this, and HOW they are doing it. It would be great to see Matt Taibbi’s: GRIFTOPIA become a BEST SELLER. Especially since he follows my, new found, mantra…

TIME: Tells the TRUTH

People: Call TIME a Liar

TIME: CORRECTS People.

I hope / PRAY that we can move at Light Speed to reverse what IS happening.

The “King’s” New Clothes

July 10, 2010

Not since…

… has the city of Cleveland, Ohio been at such lofty heights in professional sports. Not since “The [DRIVE]”, “The [FUMBLE]”and “The [SHOT]” has the hope and aspiration, to a notable/ national greatness, been so soundly “dashed” in the “waning” seconds of a sporting deadline. ( Also note that the last “CHAMPION” of the great [CUYAHOGA RIVER’S] permanent settlement wore a number that is just short of being a complete [\”TEN\”] over the “shot” and the “DECISION”.)

There have been numerous instances of men that garnered greatnesses then [TRIPPED] over it. Or had things [FALL APART] during such “greatness”… [ \”A TIGER\’S STRIPES\”].

Youth IS youth, and what the exceptional decide to DO with THEIR LIFE can ONLY be graded at an indeterminate date. Those that “feel” the effects of such decisions will either grow with or PAST them. But those that believe that these Über-KIN are on permanent residency to the communal fiefdom soon discover that they were only watching a grand parade of “NEW CLOTHES”.

The one thing that I see in this is that the “Sporting Plantation Owners” have been treated to a new type of emancipatorial [WRIT] of those , bought or sold, declaring HOW the [\”BUSINESS\”] WILL be RUN.And, with that thought, just how are the choice makers going to travel their expansive parade route through enemy territory? [A SOCIAL GPS.]

In The SPIRIT of Business…

June 29, 2010

… Or how a [SMALL COMPANY] decided to air the nation’s cumulate [“TWO CENTS“] of the corporate AND legislative proctological preparative, and the agent of “PLUME”.

The interesting part of this [“SITUATION“] is that most folks have no idea of what happens when a snowball gets tossed into a pot of boiling oil, the initial reaction is like you see above, ( My SINCERE SYMPATHIES to the men who lost their lives, and their families.), but those that receive the super heated expansions will go through extraordinary recovery. It WILL take a long time for the scars to heal, let alone to become unnoticeable.

Its great that a “LITTLE GUY” took the time and bravery to think “outside-the-box”, and enlisted what so many of the MOST of US waved at the top of their brainwaves.

They’ve “Given” Us a Month…

February 1, 2010

…What DO we take with us !?!

Since 1926 the people “of” have sought to make the recognition of Africa’s “Stolen” AND expatriated citizenry an [\’EDUCATION\’]. Albeit ALL compacted within the [shortest] group of days in the year, ( February was named after the Latin term februum, which means purification, via the purification ritual Februa held on February 15 in the old Roman calendar. [ wiki’d]). In the time that it took to bring this small “grant” to those, that didn’t have the blessing of “passage” through the doors of [\’Kioshk\’ Island], a “generation” has reached [“maturity”] and begun to explore the varied [\”gifts\”]. Imagine the waste, on our roadways, without the mind-full [inventor: Garrett Morgan]giving directive devices ? The Lowly, ($ 800 million ‘yearly’.), Peanut would NOT have given up its [now, lucrative] secrets were it not for the tireless [G.W. Carver].

The fact that 28 days HAVE been provided, for whomever desires to become better, is only as small as any [atom], to learn and “master” its abilities HASN’T been tapped as yet. The movie, (Disney), Akeelah and the Bee had a remarkable foundational moment that clearly defined the, competitive, climax of the film,

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you NOT to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”

This quote is often erroneously attributed to Nelson Mandela. It actually comes from the book Our Deepest Fear by Marianne Williamson.

(http://goldensectionenglish.blogspot.com/2009/03/quote-from-akeelah-and-bee.html)

The concentration of time for the people of this nation is tremendously important, but in its limited time of existence is dying in some of its most needed [Locations and People]. It should be, as [Goerge Santayana] is, OFTEN, mis-quoted for: ” THOSE WHO CANNOT REMEMBER THE PAST ARE DOOMED TO REPEAT IT. Not too long ago a man who would attempt to become [President] of this nation considered this small “[gesture]” needless… at THAT time of Arizona making it a STATE Law. How time has CHANGED him. And, as to just WHAT “we” can TAKE WITH US… I do sincerely hope that whatever “WE”, as people, can ‘TAKE’ OUR SELVES FORWARD.

Can a BLUE Man Sing the WHITES ?

December 27, 2009

Anyone can write a song

but so few know how to play one.

Some right, some wrong

whose voice can color a writer’s flavors ?

As every picture tells a story

wouldn’t there be more than a THOUSAND words ?

Especially when there are over TWENTY dialects

in China alone.

But, can a blue man sing the whites ?

A brave voice far removed from known

cadence, structures, and, ethnic time

signatures. Will his disposition squander

the opportunity ? The FEEL ?

Everyone owns a private symphony.

Some just play it for themselves.

Can a Blue man sing the Whites ?

Just look for a forlorn face…

Wearing the eye with a twinkle.




DEAR Mr. President

November 29, 2009

Dear ‘Sir’,

As a man-of colour, at the momentum blessed side of coming to age 60, I tap these keys in earnest to you, ( AND, those you’ve surrounded yourself with.), on the QUESTION(S) of… What IS YOUR plan FOR those IN, and OF AMERICA ?

# 1.) WHY has your administration left the CROOKS and THIEVES in charge/ control of where your VOTING base “CAN LIVE”?

#2.) WHY do you allow ‘Business’ to continue their culture of intimidation through closing off the CITIZENRY’S many INNOVATIONS ? (Those TINY little things called IDEAS/ AVENUES of PRODUCTION.)

a.)WHY does the “labor”administration allow companies to steal their employee’s “nuggets of gold“, that were extracted from THEIR MIND FIELDS ,when you can see that [eminent domain],in its current forms, only leads to theft by those that implement it on its very short side.

b.) WHY do you continue a “WAR” in a region that WILL NOT allow you to attain the OIL that “bilge-a bird”dangled before our greed mongers ? Russia may have left the area but they, still, have the “trust” of those that steward the surface where [transportation\’s BLOOD] and [cartographical coinage] are destroying AMERICA’S “best and brightest”.

c.) WHY are you KILLING the chance of another “MAN-of-COLOR”, ( instead of creating a new AFRICAN DESCENT.), being elected to lead this nation’s citizenship?

D.) WHY don’t you notice that this is the grade you’ve EARNED thus far into your Tern, ( not a mis-spelling, so far my vote has been FOR THE BIRDS !!!), IN ORIFACE, ( AGAIN, NOT a mis-spelling. There are TOO many heads up the posteriors of those with political diarrhea. ), during this time of needed/ promised direction ?

e.) WHY haven’t you recognized that YOU are the ONLY person that can right the ship during this tsunami of need ? With the fact that you were designated CAPTAIN of this S.S. AMERICA it’s PAST time for you to put your hand on the “wheel” and SERIOUSLY attempt to save the “ship”, passengers, AND crew.

DEAR Mister President, PLEASE, ‘PRESIDE‘ over these ensuing years ! If YOU don’t commence the process now the “PROCESS” will be lost .

Can you Understand the Word: TRANSITION ?

September 9, 2009

We should remember the after fight portrait of George Foreman, in Zaire, Africa, after he had spent his “youth” on Muhammed Ali’s four-sided “semi” hammock. Today he can “talk about it” as the LIFE’S lesson that made his determination to “go on”. He DID become ‘WORLD HEAVY WEIGHT BOXING CHAMPION’ … the OLDEST EVER in modern history.

So many of us “lose” our way for a time, for whatever reason the “fox don’t trot likes they used to”. The sad thing about the “once upon a times” are simply a matter of PERSPECTIVE, the distance of “descent” from what ever level an accuser stakes their report of the demise of the accused’s abilities. Some of the “fallen” don’t even recognize what has, supposedly, happened to them. Sixteen year old [Alberta Hunter] wrote a few of [Bessie Smith\’s] most recognized ‘work’/ MUSIC, yet didn’t begin her own career until she’d lived an entire other lifetime.

We’ve gone through the temporal stage of [payola] and the [\”race records\” eras. But if you can find some of those “forgotten” stars of those times you’ll find that they didn’t disappear, but found more lucrative gigs. Remember that the cast of “[Amos and Andy“] were ‘somebodies’ before they had to replace the melinin-lacking originators.

But, no matter. There have been this world’s population that have gone “TO”, “FROM”, the crux of this terse is that the third part of “TO/ FROM” is NOW. I don’t know if Morgan Freeman is the Author of this, but I believe he was quoted to say that…”ADVERSITY doesn’t build CHARACTER, IT REVEALS IT“. On that NOTE I present to you this series of such from one who is returning from a vacation “in Hell”, as you’ll hear Satan has been heard to say that… “We’ve Lost this one.” …and as Mama said…

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Whitney Houston Brown has stepped through the briers and brambles planted in her path, ‘THOUGHT IT OVER’, and re-entered life in a manner that can only be termed as a MASTER CLASS.

The maturation of her voice and expression HAD to be learned by [“osmosis“]… (until she’d “HAD ENOUGH” !). But as the video shows THIS is going to be one of the BETTER classes that have been given in SOME TIME !

This is one of the BEST TRANSITIONS. I hope we all can TRANSITION this well.

As Reported By AACNN…

August 22, 2009

… ‘An Actual Citizen’s News Network’.

I got this gorgeous piece of CITIZEN’S JOURNALISM the other day and chose to bless you with the observations of someone who ISN’T HAVING TO PAY OFF THEIR STUDENT LOANS AFTER 20 YEARS. And doesn’t have a plastic surgeon on retainer.

The actual title is: WHAT REALLY HAPPENED IN MONTANA.

The passage opens with: “No matter what party you’re associated with please read this.”

Hmmmmm?????

This was sent to me by a friend in Bozeman , MT who was there.

Why do we tolerate this?

Hello All,

By now you have probably heard that President Obama came to Montana last Friday. However, there are many things that the major news has not covered. I feel that since Dave and I live here and we were at the airport on Friday I should share some facts with you. Whatever you decide to do with the information is up to you.

On Wednesday, August 5th it was announced locally that the President would be coming here. There are many groups here that are against his healthcare and huge spending so those groups began talking and deciding on what they were going to do. The White House would not release ANY details other than the date.

On about Tuesday Dave found out that they would be holding the “Town Hall” at the airport. (This is only because Dave knows EVERYONE at the airport) Our airport is actually located outside of Belgrade (tiny town) in a very remote location. Nothing is around there. They chose to use a hangar that is the most remotely located hangar. You could not pick a more remote location, and you can not get to it easily. It is totally secluded from the public.

FYI: We have many areas in Belgrade and Bozeman which could have held a large amount of folks with sufficient parking. (gymnasiums/auditoriums). All of which have chairs and tables, and would not have to be SHIPPED IN!! $$$$$

During the week, cargo by the TONS was being shipped in constantly. Airport employees could not believe how it just kept coming. Though it was our President coming several expressed how excessive it was, especially during a recession. $$$$$

Late Tuesday/early Wednesday the 12th, they said that tickets would be handed out on Thursday 9am at two locations and the president would be arriving around 12:30 Friday.

Thursday morning about 600 tickets were passed out. However, 1500 were printed at a Local printing shop per White House request. Hmmmm……900 tickets just DISAPPEARED.

This same morning someone called into the radio from the local UPS branch and said that THOUSANDS of Dollars of Lobster were shipped in for Obama. Montana has some of the best beef in the nation!!! And it would have been really wonderful to help out the local economy. Anyone heard of the Recession?? Just think…with all of the traveling the White House is doing. $$$$$ One can only imagine what else we are paying for.

On Friday Dave and I got out to the airport about 10:45am. The groups that wanted to protest Obama’s spending and healthcare had gotten a permit to protest and that area was roped off. But that was not to be. A large bus carrying SEIU (Service Employees International Union) members drove up onto the area (illegal)and unloaded right there. It was quite a commotion and there were specifically 2 SEIU men trying to make trouble and start a fight. Police did get involved and arrested the one man but they said they did not have the manpower to remove the SEIU crowd.

The SEIU crowd was very organized and young. About 99% were under the age of 30 and they were not locals! They had bullhorns and PROFESSIONALLY made signs. Some even wore preprinted T-shirts. Oh, and Planned Parenthood folks were with them…..professing abortion rights with their T-shirts and preprinted signs. (BTW, all these folks did have a permit to protest in ANOTHER area)

Those against healthcare/spending moved away from the SEIU crowd to avoid confrontation. They were orderly and respectful. Even though SEIU kept coming over and walking through, continuing to be very intimidating and aggressive at the direction of the one SEIU man.

So we had Montana folks from ALL OVER the state with their homemade signs and their DOGS with homemade signs. We had cowboys, nurses, doctors you name it. There was even a guy from Texas who had been driving through. He found out about the occasion, went to the store, made a sign, and came to protest.

If you are wondering about the press…..Well, all of the major networks were over by that remote hangar I mentioned. They were conveniently parked on the other side of the buildings FAR away. None of these crowds were even visible to them. I have my doubts that they knew anything about the crowds.

We did have some local news media around us from this state and Idaho . Speaking of the local media…they were invited. However, all questions were to be turned into the White House in advance of the event. Wouldn’t want anyone to have to think off the top of their head.

It was very obvious that it was meant to be totally controlled by the White House. Everything was orchestrated down to the last detail to make it appear that Montana is just crazy for Obama and government healthcare. Even those people that talked about their insurance woes……..the White House called our local HRDC (Human Resource and Development Committee) and asked for names. Then the White House asked those folks to come. Smoke and mirrors…EVERYTHING was staged!!!!!!!!!!!

I am very dismayed about what I learned about our current White House. The amount of control and manipulation was unbelievable. I felt I was not living in the United States of America , more like the USSR !! I was physically nauseous. Dave and I have been around when Presidents or Heads of State visit. It has NEVER been like this. I am truly very frightened for our country. America needs your prayers and your voices. If you care about our country please get involved. Know the issues. And let Congress hear your voices again and again!! If they are willing to put forth so much effort to BULLY a small town one can only imagine what is going on in Washington DC . Scary!!
K

Bozeman , Montana

It’s been said before, but…” I’ll tellz yah [ones\’t] agin”.

I’ve said this more than once, (and finally someone SERIOUSLY has.), PAY ATTENTION !!! We ALL thank YOU !

As a “Post”script I thought that I’d mention that as a union member the “people bomb”that made its way ‘onto’ these people MAY be a reason that so many of our nation FEAR/ LOATHE what unionist tactics are doing to those who don’t know our true purpose. WE are not a mob. At least I’m not, and am not to start.