God wove the fabric of Life, with the thread He made from Love. Thus He went on to create Woman. Who's Touch, was soft as a Dove. He wrapped Her with His Holiness and scented Her a Fragrance so Pure. He then gifted His Masterpiece, so Man on Earth felt Secure. Man stumbled upon this Gift, On which He would sow His Seed. Alas He gazed Her with Eyes of Lust, Selfishness and also Greed. He held Her with impatience and splashed on Her.....His Pride. He stole the fabric, God had created. In a bag, filled with Deceit and Lies.
My friend Dale complains constantly. He's a millionaire, but says he's always broke. He quit drugs, and rubs it in everyone's face. He rages when the world is at war, and complains that it's too quiet during peacetime. He talks horribly to his friends, and he smokes cheap cigars. He doesn't like art, and he's never read a book.
Dale has a small pond in the back of his house where swans listen to Mozart and mate, while squirrels and racoons share pomegranates and waltz all night long under that big yellow laughing moon.
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Shame on that country as future history will show what it had done to the world as it began to grow; ignoring those standards of international laws going about its own business unmindful of flaws.
Many of the other countries it shared borders with had complaints to make against it that were in a pith; related to its intentions towards them that seemed to be hostile beyond those they apparently deemed.
The global community began to be alarmed when that country's military build-up was armed and ready to take on any other State around that so tried to restrict it from gaining further ground.
Regarding itself as having gained the upper hand in the area around most of the sea and land; ready to defend its own interests and portion by building fortifications as a precaution.
Together with a pandemic started on its shores and allowed to spread abroad before closing its doors hesitating to inform the world of the virus that was going to infect people and to harm thus.
Done for economic and strategic advantage as the virus has spread all over the worldly stage pushing most countries into a recession these days being reminiscent of old times the past displays.
It seems that the ball started rolling at the end of a trade war between it and the U.S.A. to shove that country and any other out of the way and to show it also really had Trump's winning card hand.
One of its main objectives was to just gain Taiwan an island country near its shores as part of its plan having similar ethnicity but different in political ideology it was bent.
The tables have been turning against it for a while as the world now looks on at the extent of its guile for those countries that've been affected will decide what actions to take in curbing this rogue nation's stride.
A worst case scenario would be another war if too many thresholds for either side slam a door into each one of their faces as they'll test the throng and spy on what the other's doing in case it's wrong.
In order to avoid such a dire confrontation both sides must employ high level communication in the field of diplomacy where it's most concerned to resolve all those issues so the world won't be burned.
The situation above may remind us about those preceding years of the second world war to flout that mankind doesn't need to go down this road again unless our life and survival on earth we disdain. ________
Written in Oct'21. There shouldn't be any doubt about which country is being referred to here. A similar correlation can be said about Russia together with the outbreak of war instigated between it and the Ukraine. The war between Israel and Hamas is different but still exhibits extreme rogue like behavior by Hamas in provoking the conflict. Other nations that may fit the description of the title of this poem are North Korea, Iran and Iraq, perhaps others as well.
~ No malls on weekends No feathers for tourism No stopping to read the graffiti No having lunch with relative hysteria No making friends and acquaintances In the paperless world And no *** music You see, the common faith is doubt All wonder, no reason The hole in your pocket Becomes the hole in your head And the last lawsuit You'll ever need ~
Copper theft from the railways in the Netherlands, in 2023
Tour of the guest house of the King Sabata Dalindyebo Technikon in Mthatha (Eastern Cape, RSA) and of the old sewage treatment plant in Kroonstad (Free State) --- Tale "A Change of tongue" (2003, Antjie Krog)
All talk no action Accountability not even a fraction Surmount humility Profound inaction Abound rigidity Tall walk short stature The American way Work force pays for the CEOs big payday Do as I say Not do as I do Under the guise of "we want to improve" It's so easy to see their ego's fragility with the words they use