Sep 22, 2009

I Wish

I wish I didn't care that people are a**holes.
I wish haters didn't get under my skin.
I wish I didn't deliberately turn away from Black American men in public - cutting off any connection before it even starts because I need to cut off even the possibility of rejection.
I wish I didn't give a sh*t when sistas cop an atittude, act ugly or look me up and down (you know how they do)
I wish it didn't bug me so much that people can be so rude.
I wish my smile and silent blessings to people I've never seen, never known, and will never see again were reciprocated.
I wish the world were a kinder place.
I wish it wasn't so easy to write off the people who are different from you.
I wish we would let our guards down enough to see how truly alike we are with one another.
I wish covering 47 million uninsured people didn't translate to taking away benefits enjoyed by others .
I wish people weren't so hell bent on destroying something good because their taxes might go up.
I wish people had a heart for someone outside their own family, community, ethnicity, religion, nationality or belief system.
I wish more people would stop and think about another "there, but for the grace of God, go I..."

Father, we make a mess of things without you. We get so tied up in blaming, hoarding, accusing, angering... We need you Lord, more than ever. Or we're not going to make it.

How are we ever going to make it?

Sep 12, 2009

Let Others

Let others say yours was a life well lived,
that you left something beautiful behind.

Inspired by the men and women who died on September 11, 2001 and the recent deaths of 2 HS alumni. At 37, it's a new chapter - where age mates in peer groups (at what should be the peak of their careers, many with children still in elementary school), die.

So much shifting going, so much transitioning. Sheesh, just when I was starting to get a handle on my body's changes...

Sep 3, 2009

No One Should Die

No one should die because they cannot afford health care, and no one should go broke because they get sick.

Agreed... 1,000%


Blog Flux

Blog Directory by Blog Flux

I was never the same after reading...

Shelfari: Book reviews on your book blog