Poem: Womb


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Can I crawl into your womb
Back home
Swimming silently upstream
Starting over
Quietly this time
Maybe as someone else

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Or float around
In the darkness
Getting my bearing
Womb cave cover
That sweet swollen capsule
Rocketing to moons

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Until I land
With a thud
On the place called Earth
Now dirt and mud
Dry brittle dust
It’s all sucked away
And there on the ground
All red and brown
I just lay down

Too Late?


Lately I’ve been struggling. Most of you will feel me foolish I’m sure, but I will put it out there none the less, because this is partly why I blog. This is not a pretty uplifting post, so don’t read it if you want happy…

Some of it is where I’m at in my life right now, but a bigger part is simply what is going on around me in the world. It seems I read somewhere, or maybe heard, about people suffering from a sort of depression because of global decay. Maybe I have this cloaking me?

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That part I’m sure most of you can relate to…I mean you know about the global decay around us at least. Whether or not it pulls at you is another story. But if you are the least bit human, there have to be some times where you must, like me, just want to put your hands to your ears and say: enough.

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Where to begin? Just listing all the awful things going wrong now with our planet and with each other is enough to make me want to crawl into a cave an never come out. And when I remotely think how we are contributing to it all…well, then I actually get physically ill. Yes, I know, I know–I’m supposed to think happy thoughts and be grateful for my life and all. But how can I when there is so much destruction going on around me? Just because it’s not right next to me, doesn’t mean it’s not happening.

The simple thing would be to never turn on my radio or look at my computer. Simply stick my head in the sand and make my move to live off in the wild somewhere and not pay attention. Don’t laugh, I’ve thought about this plan. There are many folks planning this life. They are building their shelters, stocking their food and water, (and probably guns)– and preparing…. Preparing for the day when there isn’t much left.

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Could it happen in my life time? Surely major changes in my children’s life time. Ugh. Sometimes this makes me feel guilty. What earth did I give them? Is it a dying one?

But the real dilemma for me is how to live now? There are some things that I do that are good, but most things only contribute to the bad stuff. And the older I get, the more I am aware that most people around me don’t seem to notice or care. It is really painful for me. Yes, it’s really pain…if only mental anguish that I should stop everything I’m doing right now, get off this ride and change my life completely. Stop being the hypocrite that I am.

As each day passes, and I get older and older, I hope that someday I will be able to live out a life where I don’t feel a part of the machine. That grinding, chewing, chomping machine that is eating this planet and everything on it, and turning us into zombies.

Hopefully we will wake up from the dead some day and see what we are doing to our Mother, and to each other, before it is too late. Or maybe it already is……

 

 

 

Vegan


I just watched the documentary ‘Cowspiracy’. Powerful and moving.

You know, in looking back at my life, most days I feel there isn’t much I’ve done right. Many wrong decisions, paths not taken (or the wrong one) and many people I hurt along the way.

But the best decision I ever made, back when I was 21, was to give up meat–then poultry and seafood. And now, for years, dairy too.

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It was not easy back in those days being a vegetarian, not fashionable or cool. There was never anything on the menu and people were very intolerant of my continual pestering of wait staff or at family meals.

But it was important to me. My turning point came in college, after taking animal industry classes–it was then that I knew I could no longer be a participant in the animal industry. There were many reasons and I won’t bore you with them here.

Now today, my 21 year old instinct seems to have proven correct. And I’m glad that I followed my heart despite ridicule  (which I still sometimes face) and the continued need to justify my choice. Now I can tell anyone to watch this documentary and they can see why I did it!

There isn’t a lot I have to be proud of, or much that I feel that I have contributed as a human being, but these staggering statistics make me glad and grateful that in this one choice at least, I can feel I picked the right path.

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Back


Going back to work after a quick pit stop at home to let pup out, feed all critters and get some stuff. Get some OT, first time at this job actually–guess they trust me enough now on evenings. So I will keep the old check book out of the red!

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I offered. It might be a bit rough going back in tomorrow, but what the heck. Once in a while it’s fine. The rest of them do it all the time.

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Won’t see this view from my bed for a while I suppose. Yawn. It will be good to hit the sheets when I do!

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Hope I sleep soundly. Good night all! Later anyway….

Knowledge


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Knowledge is power. But sharing that knowledge, for me, is empowering.

Just as many scientists now are choosing to put their data and experiments out in the open community where others can hopefully build on it and come up with new and better treatments or other hopeful changes for humanity, I believe information we have should be shared.

Keeping knowledge to one’s self either to feel you will be invaluable or smarter than someone else puts the ego ahead of the greater good. And ultimately this leads to less in the long run. To me this kind of thinking breaks down eventually along the track and diverges off the trail of a whole and compassionate planet.

Even thinking like this on the smallest level, when we hang onto the tiniest bit of information just to make ourselves look bigger, only serves to hurt us in the long run.

So as I gather my knowledge, which by the way I love to do, I’m thrilled when I meet another person on this crazy journey. And if we’re lucky we can stop for some moments in time to exchange bits of things we’ve gathered along the way.

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Come with us if you want to live.


Many of you know that I am a vegan. I haven’t watched this yet, but hope to find it and watch it soon. I became a vegetarian, now vegan in college almost 40 years ago. Some of the issues shown here are the reason. I sensed back the, as a kid, there were bad consequences with raising and eating meat/chicken/seafood. Now the problem is upon us. I’m not usually very political, but I know many of my followers are informed and interesting people, so I figured I would share.

Violet's Veg*n e-Comics

We do our best to inspire people towards veganism but are very careful not to push too hard.  We don’t want to frighten people away so we take the gently, gently approach with stories and colourful pictures and poems.

But after watching Cowspiracy in full yesterday I realise there isn’t actually time to do it gently.

If this planet and all its inhabitants have any chance of survival, the entire human population must make the transition to veganism NOW.  And when I say transition I don’t mean gradually, one meat-free day a week.  I mean now.  I mean overnight.  There’s no more time for gently gently.  Everyone needs to know about the urgency; about the crisis we are in.

World leaders and leading charities have shamefully kept quiet about the devastation caused by animal agriculture.  The destruction of the rainforests, the dead zones in the oceans, the pollution of the…

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