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United We Stand

We are called the United States of America and it is time for us to start remembering that. We are all Americans and must protect the freedoms we have by not allowing ANYONE to go against our Constitution. We will be heard and we will not be bullied, tricked or manipulated into anything that goes against the fundimental rights and freedoms of our country. No matter which party we each belong to, now is the time to look towards the future and unite, facing each issue in society as one. God bless America!

What a night to remember,

What a day to see,

What justice has been done,

In the land of the free!

The people, they spoke,

And heard they shall be,

America will remain,

Free from tyranny.

Unite oh you states!

Let your joyous cries be heard!

For your rightous systems,

Have now been proved in deed, not word.

Hold your heads high,

Oh you who are brave,

Stand as a nation,

That the furure you may save.

Set forth fair, honest polices,

To make your children proud,

And secure for them generations,

Free from division’s shroud.

The legacy you leave,

Let it be of unity,

For are we not Americans?

A single constitutional community?

The future, it awaits!

Yielding to our order,

Let us grasp it with courage,

And between us put no border.

For are we not Americans?

The strong, the brave, the free?

It is time to rise together!

With confidence and integrity!

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Adventures In Brasil

Check out my new blog, ‘Adventures in Brasil’ to see how amazing Brasil culture is and experience some of the facination that comes with it from your own home. From pictures, to funny facts and inspirations, ‘Adventures in Brasil’ could be your first taste of travel.

Here’s a small assortment of pictures that will be on my ‘Adventures in Brasil’ blog, along with many more!

 

 

 

 

 

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The Pleed of a Drowning Soldier

Deteriorating, dissipating,

Falling, turning,

Tumbling, whirling,

Into an endless abyss.

 

Drowning silently,

Dying quietly,

Fading quickly,

Into an endless abyss.

 

Trying, hiding,

Failing, flailing,

Lying, dying,

In an endless abyss.

 

Breathless, faithless,

Hateful, spiteful,

Careless, airless,

In this endless abyss.

 

Alone, alone, alone, alone.

Alone and by myself.

Lonely, loner, lonely lonesome.

Alone and with myself.

 

Unslept, unkempt,

Here all alone,

Undone, unsung,

Here all alone.

 

Nowhere to go,

No one to see,

All of these things,

Happening to me.

 

Walking alone,

With no one around,

Feeling nothing,

Hearing no sound.

 

No sound but the screams,

That I scream under here,

When I’m trying to get out,

For lack of air.

 

Above was too noisy,

I couldn’t take it long,

Down here it’s too quiet,

And I can’t sing a song.

 

Nowhere to turn,

No one to tell,

Of all these things,

Of how I fell.

 

Fell down to the deep,

To the abyss far below,

Now I can’t get back up,

There’s no where to go.

 

Someone help me please,

I barely have a breath,

I doubt that I’ll make it,

I don’t have strength left.

 

Someone can you hear?

Someone can you see?

Please please please help.

Please come and save me!

You’re not alone.

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Letum:Sneekpeek

    They ran as they never had before, seeing fires in the distance. After a few minutes which seemed like hours, Fortis realized the sun was getting closer to the horizon. It could only be an hour until night. Gloria was tripping over her lowskirts. Fortis wore her brown work shorts, and was glad she was. Finally after seeing that Gloria’s skirts would not suit the run, their mother stopped and ripped off a good few feet of the material to Gloria’s utter ‘delight’. She threw it to the ground and they continued on. The girls’ parents must have thought that the village square would be a safe place to go seeing as it was quite populated. Upon arriving however they saw that it was a mistake. They turned to go back the way from which they came, but….

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The Not-So-Simple, Simple Art of Speaking Well

    Every day we have many conversations whether with our friends, family, coworkers and even ourselves. Through all these conversations we leave impressions on other people and ourselves. If we want to have healthy, productive conversations with everyone we come in contact with(including ourselves), than we must always be aware of what we are trying communicate and how we are accomplishing that communication. Here’s how it works.

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Brasil 2019:Week 1

This past summer, I decided to visit a friend who lives in Sao Paulo, Brasil.

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Having lived in North America my entire life, going to Brasil was quite a trip. From mountains to favelas, I got to expeince the Brasilian culture from the eyes of the people themselves.

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Summer

Summer draws to a close,

And each one of us knows,

Life will go on,

Though we sing a different song.

 

The temperature drops,

Earlier daylight stops,

Children getting ready for school,

One last time in the pool.

 

Eating ice cream was a ball,

Now here comes the fall,

A new set of delight,

Shall be coming soon alright.

 

Get ready for the cold,

For when the leaves get old,

And watch the sun set at last,

On this good summer past.

 

See you next year summer.

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Tick Tock

Tick tock goes the clock,

Strikes one and two and three,

Tick tock goes the clock,

Time is coming for me.

 

It doesn’t care if I’m ready to go,

It’s got no sense of thought,

All it knows is what it shows,

It will always do what it ought.

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Mistakes

What do you do when the world crashes around you?

What do you do when you have nowhere to turn to?

When all you’ve ever had is threatened,

When you can’t take back all that has happened.

 

The trust that took so long to build,

A hole in its foundation is drilled,

And no amount of sorry or smiles,

Can take back the actions or undue the miles.

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Our Reality

The sun will shine, rain will fall,

Shadows will grow high and tall,

The moon will come and then will go,

The mystery of this world will grow.

 

Fire burns and water flows,

Earth falls and wind blows,

Gravity pulls, exerts its force,

Time glides by on its course.

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Winter Lingers

The winter lingers and cold abounds,

This season’s voice softly sounds,

Through the trees and over the frozen ground,

There are few animals to be found.

 

Longing starts for spring’s welcoming breeze,

A time of flowers and green grass and trees,

When birds soar high about with ease,

Come soon spring, oh come soon please!

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Peace Fountain

The fountain of hope gives the park life,

The fountain reminds us of an end to the strife,

The fountain stands, and over it fly geese,

This is the fountain of peace.

It stands like a symbol,

Its message shouts continual,

That love won’t die,

So long as the good people try.

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What if we just loved?

 

    We live in a world where peace does not go out to all people of the earth, and neither does love. We get caught up in the things like gender, sex, appearance, fame, money and status to name a few. People ask questions like, “Where do we come from?”, “Where are we going when we die?”, “What is the purpose of life?” and “Who am I?”.  Still others ask more questions like, “What is that person’s gender?”, “Is that person female or male?”, “Who do they love?”. We humans put such weight on these things, but I think we are all missing the point completely.

    Can you just imagine for a moment a world where no one judges, or hates? What would be the result of a world where that happens? There would be no war, no bullies and no need for us to have jails or hand out penalties. You may be thinking, “Well, that’s great, but it’s not the reality.” No, it’s not, and that’s sad. But we can go with what we have. What do we have? We have the ability to control our own actions and to make our own decisions. We cannot control the actions of others, what they say and do. However, what someone else does can’t control what we do. If others are making fun of the LGBTQ community, discriminating against other races or cultures, or putting anyone down in any kind of way, does that mean we should join them in their taunts? I would go as far as to say that we should not just hold back from joining in, but also defend those who are being made the objects of this unwarranted judgement.

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Hope

‘There Is no hope in the world!’ I said,

For children die and hope is dead,

There is no peace there is no grace!

For all we do is destroy this place.

Our earth was grand and full of life!

We had no shame and had no strife!

Now we walk in earth’s desolate slum,

And let not our poor have a crumb.

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As According To His Will

A while ago I posted about prayer and how God wants us to be in constant conversation with Him. I thought I should clarify something here and dig a bit deeper on a particular topic. 1 John 5:14 says,

“This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.”

Some people take this the wrong way. ‘If I ask Him for anything, He will hear me?’. Well, no. But if it’s according to His will, yes! But how are we supposed to know if what we’re asking is according to His will? That’s where I’m going here.

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A World Broken

    As a Christian some people ask me, ‘So if there’s a powerful God, then why does He let bad things happen in the world?’. I understand why people ask this question, but let’s try to answer it together and put all our minds at rest.

  • God let’s it happen.

I know you may be thinking, ‘Yeah, that’s the problem.’ Well you see, a long time ago when He created the earth, God decided that humans should be like Him, so he gave them the freedom of choice. Every person who walks the earth is able to choose how they are to react to every situation. This is why I put such emphasis on the fact that only you can control your own actions, because God Himself gave us this ability and I want everyone to be able to say that they used it to better themselves and the world they live in. So when a human makes a wrong decision, it is from their own selfishness or ignorance, not God’s. Unfortunately, so many choose to make the bad decision, causing war and hatred to become prevalent in our societies.

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Us People

  Who are we to judge others?

Dislike them for who they are?

Be to them like unkind brothers?

Make them feel far?

We busy ourselves with our concerns,

Making sure society never learns,

To put love first,

And give hate not one thought.

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Mother’s Day

A mother is patient, a mother is kind, a mother is thoughtful, just like mine.

A mother can be silly, is always in control, she can make you feel happy, and never alone.

A mother is God-given, she knows your heart, a mother is loving, of me she’s a part.

A mother is human, she still makes mistakes, she isn’t always perfect, doesn’t live in a flawless state.

Some do not have her, some do not love her, some think her weak, that her work is obsolete.

For some she goes away, she wasn’t able to stay, for others she works long hours, yet her children’s love sours.

All I know is this, that I am very blessed, to have such a great mother, who never lets her love rest.

Let us thank her today, in very special way, for all she does and did, that pain for us she tried to rid.

She didn’t always win, didn’t always understand, but she was always there, always there to care.

Thank you mom for all you do, for everything you are, I hope one day to be, half as good as you.

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If We Just Loved

This is the post excerpt.

 

    We live in a world where peace does not go out to all people of the earth, and neither does love. We get caught up in the things like gender, sex, appearance, fame, money and status to name a few. People ask questions like, “Where do we come from?”, “Where are we going when we die?”, “What is the purpose of life?” and “Who am I?”.  Still others ask more questions like, “What is that person’s gender?”, “Is that person female or male?”, “Who do they love?”. We humans put such weight on these things, but I think we are all missing the point completely.

    Can you just imagine for a moment a world where no one judges, or hates? What would be the result of a world where that happens? There would be no war, no bullies and no need for us to have jails or hand out penalties. You may be thinking, “Well, that’s great, but it’s not the reality.” No, it’s not, and that’s sad. But we can go with what we have. What do we have? We have the ability to control our own actions and to make our own decisions. We cannot control the actions of others, what they say and do. However, what someone else does can’t control what we do. If others are making fun of the LGBTQ community, discriminating against other races or cultures, or putting anyone down in any kind of way, does that mean we should join them in their taunts? I would go as far as to say that we should not just hold back from joining in, but also defend those who are being made the objects of this unwarranted judgement.

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My Home

Softy the breeze blows,

Swiftly the train goes,

At my window I sit as the cars go by,

And the clouds glide through the sky,

The sound the cars make,

I know my heart would break,

If ever I had to leave this behind,

For another place like it I know I cannot find,

I know what it’s like to be in love,

To feel the breeze blow,

To hear the cars go,

 And see the clouds above,

The wind in my hair and face,

The crickets’ sound, their only trace,

Voices on the wind saying,

I’ll never leave this place.

How much I love this place,

With the wind upon my face,

Never could I leave,

And I truly believe,

That if I ever tried,

That my heart would resside,

I would crumble to nothing,

For leaving is not something,

That I could ever do,

For this I tell you,

That this place is fixed,

Like a tree to it’s sticks,

This is my home,

Where I am never alone,

For around me dwells,

Memory wells,

Of my past and present times,

Though my mental state declines,

For here is my home,

It is where I shall rome,

For all the rest of my days,

Here my heart stays forever.

They Fought, We Remember

When the soldiers trampled forth,

To fight the battle, win the war,

This not their first, nor third or fourth,

But many times have they seen the gore.

So as they fought the bloody battle,

The bombs overhead made the house’s windows rattle,

They saw their foe fall to the ground,

And many a friend lose this round.

Another war was not expected!

A second one alike the first!

Freedom to all had been rejected,

As the Nazis tried to quench their bloody thirst.

The good, they fought till victory,

Though some held their base oversea,

So honor them we always shall,

And of their sacrifice forever tell.

To Guard

All you humans run and play,

You do your business every day,

But little do you all know,

Evil let’s not its crafty head show,

For those who are sleeping,

For those awake,

It preys on them all,

It waits to take,

The light from this very world,

The hope from every heart,

While you still slumber and ignore,

That it has come to rip apart,

All our cities and all our towns,

Already it’s done its damage,

Already it’s made its mark,

Already laying wait in the dark,

How long will you not see it,

How long will you be blind,

How long will you wait patiently,

To leave your brains behind?

See, it’s not coming!

It’s already here!

Can you not feel it?

It will shed no tears,

When your homes corrupt,

Are sealed in fate,

And all your families,

Have taken the bait.

Even now it works it’s deeds,

Even now it makes you slaves,

Even now you make yourself helpless,

Even now you become empty caves,

Filled with air and bleek thought,

At the end of time you’re given your lot,

For in life you failed miserably,

And let your mind be obsolete.

For each one has a choice,

Now it’s your turn,

To let it continue,

And let it burn,

Or make out of you,

A good true being,

One of upstanding deeds,

And thoughts of virtue.

Let not your eyes be clouded,

Or evil haunt your ways,

Let past be past,

And righteousness guide your days.

The end is near,

It’s always coming,

So go with it,

There’s no point in running.

We are the future,

The children of God,

We must stand firm,

By Jesus’ blood,

We have a way in which to go,

So do not wait,

Do not lay low,

That’s when evil comes,

When it lies in wait,

For your very soul,

And hopes to trip you,

To make you fall.

So guard your door,

And set your light,

For you never know,

When it will be the night,

That time will stop,

And light will fade,

The stars will fall,

And life shall trade,

Become a part of new life whole,

Beyond our realm,

There goes our soul,

Steering the great helm.

Keep watch!

Fight justly!

Let evil flee,

And the Lord be with thee!

Er comes the hour,

Er comes the day,

We must be ready,

In every way.

So guard your heart,

And guard your mind,

Lest you be torn apart,

And your soul get left behind.

A poem I wrote when I was sixteen. The underlying message us simply to be a good person to others, for you never know when your day is coming, there may not be a later!

Motivated

Why do people waste so much time and energy on things that have no benefit? That produce no crop? Why do they do things that only hamper their ability to be productive? Everything I do has some value to it. Some meaning behind it. I call this motivation. The motivation to complete a goal. An end. For what is a beginning and a journey without an end? The end gives the beginning it’s significance and the journey it’s purpose. Without an end there is no motivation. Without an end there is no reason to be productive. No goal. No prize to run for.

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