You don't know me
You don't like me
You say you care less how I feel
How many of you would sit and judge me
Ever walked the Streets of Bakersfield...............
From the Kern County Desert....
Observations....
Commentary....
Small essays and other things that come to mind or suit me at the time.
All are welcome here, to my world, such that it is.
A walking contradiction, partly truth, partly fiction,
taking every wrong direction on his lonely way back home......

Serenity

Take my love, take my land
Take me where I cannot stand
I don't care, I'm still free
You can't take the sky from me
Take me out to the black
Tell them I ain't coming back
Burn the land and boil the sea
You can't take the sky from me

There's no place I can be
Since I've found Serenity
But you can't take the sky from me
"Sign on, young man, and sail with me. The stature of our homeland is no more than the measure of ourselves. Our job is to keep her free. Our will is to keep the torch of freedom burning for all. To this solemn purpose we call on the young, the brave, the strong, and the free. Heed my call, Come to the sea. Come Sail with me." -- John Paul Jones

Counted the Stars

Counted the stars on the 4th of July
Wishing we were rockets bursting in the sky
Talking about redemption and leaving things behind
As the sun sinks west of the Mendocino county line


Thursday, April 19, 2012

Yom HaShoah

Holocaust Remembrance Day.
Today was it.
I did take a moment to say what little part of the Kaddish that I remember.
Can't say I have been the most observant Jew in the last 39 years. My mother is still irritated over that. I guess the profession of the sea didn't help.
This is a day that should be remembered by all of us. It is there to remind us of what can happen when no one stands for something.
We as The American People need to keep this in mind.

Off the soap box now.
A lesson is at the link, from Wikipedia.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yom_HaShoah

2 comments:

Buck said...

Thanks for the Wiki link, Glenn. I learn sumthin' EVERY day and today is no exception.

ORPO1 said...

You are most welcome, my friend.

I will not go down and tell my children I didn't have the courage, the conviction, the commitment or the character to fight for this country...Don't go home and let your children down~~ LTC Allen West

Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus

‎"Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum.("Therefore, he who desires peace, let him prepare for war")" from "Epitoma Rei Militaris," by Vegetius (Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus)