Friday, October 16, 2015

Blog Action Day Poems 2015

October 16, 2015
Railing against the imbalance
Senator Bernice Sanders
Senator Elizabeth Warren
October 16, 2015
Is this mike on
anyone trying to stand for fight injustice
October 16, 2015
demanding the vote
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Susan B. Anthony
and other suffragettes
October 16, 2015
Asking for our forgiveness
Luke 23:34
“Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.”
October 16, 2015
more precious than gold
John 13:34-35
Love as Jesus loved us.
October 16, 2015
cries of the natives
fight of Penobscot Nation
to have subsistence fishing rights
on Penobscot River
Crazy Horse
Leonard Peltier
October 16, 2015
Have You No Shame
exchange of Joseph Welsh and Senator Joseph McCarthy
“You've done enough. Have you no sense of decency,
sir, at long last? Have you left no sense of decency?”
June 9, 1954
October 16, 2015
Bringing Down an Empire
Mahatma Gandhi
leading India to freedom via non-violence
October 16, 2015
so we would never forget
Elie Wiesel
and Holocaust
edited October 15, 2015
An Innocent Man – v2
the work of Helen Prejean
and all those others fighting against
capital punishment
October 16, 2015
beating the drum
Thomas Paine
October 16, 2015
about Edward Snowden
on leaking government documents
edited October 15, 2015
changing the wind – v5
(editing version 2)
edited January 23, 2015
Changing the Wind – v4
(editing original again)
edited January 19, 2015
Changing the Wind – v3
(merging edits to original and version 2)
Edited July 22, 2013
“changing the wind – v2”
December 7, 2007
“changing the wind”
Based on the comments of Jim Wallis on
Speaking of Faith, November 29, 2007
He was talking about whether to change politicians
or change the wind, to change the public opinion
which guides politics. He used the example
of President Johnson’s statement to the
Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. that it would
take 5 years for a voting rights bill but
it actually took 5 months to pass the Voting Rights Act,
after the March in Selma.
October 16, 2015
moral fiber
Sir Thomas More
defying Henry VIII
to stay true to his faith,
subject of the play and film,
“A Man for All Seasons”
quote from Thomas More,
from “A Man for All Season”,
talking of why he puts his faith in the law and in God,
see comment number 4.
“I would give the Devil the benefit of the Law” (for my own safety's sake)
October 16, 2015
Defying the Pope
Galileo and Copernicus defying the Pope
saying sun was the center of the solar system,
not the earth
October 16, 2015
speaking in a story
Alexandr Solzhenitsyn
using the book, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
to expose the Soviet Gulag System
October 16, 2015
David versus Goliath
Blog Action Day 2015 – “Raise Your Voice”
October 16, 2015

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