Monthly Archives: June 2016

Afraid For The Future

I’m no politician, no expert, I find the whole thing so utterly distasteful & corrupt that I try to stay away. I live my life the best I can (most of the time), enjoy myself & try to make a small positive impact in the world. Yet at times it is hard to ignore it all, hard to avoid noticing that my two home nations are at pivotal moments in their history. Britain voting to see if they should stay in the EU, it is beyond my comprehension.

The USA apparently going into an Election between 2 awful candidates, one untrustable & the other the embodiment of everything wrong with western culture. Maybe I’m wrong, maybe Hilary is above board, maybe every quote I have heard from Trump is fabricated – yeah right.

Sometimes it feels like we gearing up for world war 3?

Fear driven by selfishness & media lies is driving people to ridiculous extremes. How long do we have before someone hits the big red button?

Treaties like the European Union & NATO were formed to work together. To make the earth a better, safer more prosperous place for all. Sure people have taken advantage of it. Sure disingenuous people manipulate the decent of the world to their own ends, this history of humanity indicates this will always be the case. Are these good enough reason to give up?

Are the remarkably vocal minority, who seem to be growing so rapidly in numbers that they may not be the minority for long, are they really going to change the world into some desperate selfish arms race?

A world built around fear mongering & wastefulness? Focused even more on the 1% & burying the poor?

What if Britain really does leave the EU & then other countries follow suit? What if Donald Trump is actually voted to be President of the United States?

What happens next? A return to Empires? The beginning of world war 3? I don’t know, but if I allow myself to think about it I am truly afraid for the future.

Do I have a solution? No, just fears, hopes & this little old blog 🙂

For the Veterans

I don’t usually repost my old work, but this came up in my Facebook memories this morning & I felt it should be shared again 🙂

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war 6

To have been places unthinkablewar

To have seen things unimaginable

To have done things seemingly unforgivable

In the heat of the desert

In the dark of the junglewar 2

In the mountainous back of beyond

You built bonds no one on the outside could understand

You saw your brothers die

You carry the scars with you, wherever you go

To offer your soulwar 3

To offer your mind

To offer your life

For what? For everything that you believe in

To defend your family

To defend your country

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For truth

For justice

For freedom

You are honor

You are humble pride

You are integritywar 4

You are our warriors

Without you, we speak another language

Without you, we suffer unspeakable horrors

Without you, we are not here

I thank you, with all that I amwar 7

We thank you, with all that we are

Thank you, for being the ultimate in humanity

My words…

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Real Life Cowboy

Living on the trail

Camping by the fire

Sipping in the evening

Singing old cowboy songs

Life was easier

Or so they say

When all you had to do

Was survive

But the cold night air

Would eat at your bones

And the tension and fear

When bullets or natives approached

Tell a different story

A story of struggle

A story of a solitary soul

A story of a real life cowboy