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Quality Goes In Before The Name Goes OnPoetry by Luke Easter Salem-News.com
Western militarism has been in an elevator heading south for years.
(CLEVELAND) - We live in a society today that blames others for having "desires" and possibly "inclinations" toward perpetrating violence, while the Americans and their allies deliver terror like a one-two punch, sometimes, daily. The belligerent nations stand in utter judgmental of others that may or may not at some point, possess nuclear weapons. This, while the countries that have proven their ability to kill at will over and over; namely the USA, Israel, Great Britain and France, carry out the acts they accuse others of "one day being capable of".
You can look at the 2112 connection, the continuing wars and violence and high tech bloodshed that is now delivered by things like drones that the people on the ground, getting blown up, likely never saw or heard. Western militarism has been in an elevator heading downward for years. Guantanamo Bay, Abu Ghraib, My Lai, if these events represent the US, and they do, then our level of shame is one our hearts will never meet as Americans, because people in this country are too self-proud to admit their faults, and that accounts for a majority of what is wrong. Beyond the human angle, the war crimes, the damage from deadly radioactive munitions, these things stand out, as do the scars on this earth from the weapons developed here.
It is saddest for the children, because some of us have been able to live for many years and had a brief span of time to look at what the earth has to offer, and kids have had no such opportunity as of yet. The leadership that people glorify and follow the directives of, has no good intentions and is willing to kill for profit and control. I wish there was a way to fix it, but the only one that can do that is God, and that is very likely what we are beginning to see. Negative? Sure, very negative for some people, I hate what is taking place on the human side of the issue and will never stop looking for ways to find that elusive better day.
Quality Goes In Before The Name Goes On
Quality! Exactly what does the name imply?
There is a recession and these are perilous times,
War and rumors of war are these not the signs?
Well, welcome my brethren to your fiery trial,
Look at hero’s of the bible, who received Gods best,
Oh, that John 10: 10 scripture about the abundant life,
Losers will never win and winners will seldom lose,
Until another “1” creates a world, gives and takes life,
Lucifer will never furiously attack those unable to show,
God doesn’t call the qualified He qualifies the called,
Sickness, collections, foreclosures, we need steadfast faith,
By Luke Easter
Luke Easter is a poet who writes about things that are very close to the heart of Salem-News.com. Another former U.S. Marine, Luke heals the world with an approach that reaches people on a different level, one known for centuries, yet too often forgotten in the one we live in.
We live in a world of social & economic injustice. The main reason for founding America in the first place was to relieve the oppression of the King of England. Patrick Henry said it best, “give me liberty or give me death.” And yet, all too often death seems to be the only way out. Why is there such a high suicide rate especially among teens, in the land of the free & the home of the brave? What makes headlines? Good news? Ha! More depressing stories than anything else. I feel poetry takes an edge off the hurt of bad news while still delivering it but in a, “glitzy” sort of way. Giving a different perspective. Kind of like slap in the face as opposed to a knife in the back. At least with the slap you’ll live to see another day and you will know whom it’s from. I wasn’t here for the beginning of the world but at 59, I just might be here for the end.
Even though it’s still a knife, rhyme poetry helps to dull the blade. And that’s my job. You can write to Luke Easter at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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