Wednesday, April 30, 2008
I never fully appreciated how many intelligent white people are afraid of blacks.
Friday, April 25, 2008
Said my goodbyes to the words in my head
The rhymes and the reasons long since are dead
Shut out the symphony that played requiem song
Notes that were beating to a man who has gone
Torn down the barricades that blotted the course
Put out to pasture the wounded-leg horse
Banished the victim that sat in the dark
Watched as the wreckage boarded boats to embark
The suicide mission left a corpse of the soul
Bit on the bullet that ate at the hole
As the lyrics are written on the tomb of demise
All the old pieces are broken down lies
Pretend that the missing are remembered in time
They’ve given their speeches and fallen in line
Quiet excursions clear the mind for re-birth
Perspective yields promise of a widening girth
Fed from the blessings at fortitude’s table
Found myself hungry and found myself able
Copyright SGW 2008
Monday, April 21, 2008
I watched the ABC debate the other night when the question came up, again, about why Senator Obama doesn't wear a flag pin in his lapel.
Since no one asked me, here's my thought on all that.
I think it is a nice thing if people want to wear a flag on their lapel.
But I believe it more important to keep the flag behind our lapel; in our hearts.
I feel the same way about wearing my religion on my sleeve; it fits better for me on the inside.
When I go to see our local baseball team, I do wear my Washington Nationals baseball cap. But am I less a fan if I don't wear it to work?
The truth is I have been known to wear a red, white and blue, stars and stripes tie on the Fourth of July. Am I less patriotic when I trade it for my Santa Claus tie at Christmas?
Patriotism is no more about signs or pins than religion is about reminding others how pious we think we are.
No, the proof in these puddings is not the signs we wear but how we act.
Wouldn't that also be a better way to judge our presidential candidates than by the jewelry they wear?