Monday, November 11, 2013

TYPHOON!


IN U.S. WE REMEMBER OUR MILITARY VETERANS ON NOVEMBER 11



"To care for him who shall have born the battle,

and for his widow and his orphan..."
--Abraham Lincoln


TYPHOON

this week, I share pride for U.S. military
--past and present--
with deep sadness for the dead, living,
wounded of the Philippines.  
i pray for those who bravely continue 
searching for and retrieving bodies, 
dead and alive. 
also I'm grateful for nations which 
unselfishly give their resources 
to help temporary limping impoverishment 
of southern Philippine Islands


whether ten, or ten thousand 
listed dead, injured, missing--
a weary heart, same sadness

God understands that looting and badness
come not from greed
but human need.

heaven's gate, bustling activity
souls arriving--proclivity
having been long ago
inspired, implanted 
by God Himself.

in the end, 
everything will be OK.
since OK it is not
also not yet the end!

--steveroni

8 comments:

  1. it will be ok...what a mess though eh? and all the loss of life...def my heart goes out to those families affected by the devastation...what a picture eh? oy.thanks for keeping it on the forefront of our minds....dont the clouds and sky in that first pic look like the american flag?

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  2. A dreadful situation, filled with the pain and suffering. Thankfully as you said there are those who can and are helping.

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  3. when i saw the pictures on tv i was so shocked... so tough what they have to go through...glad that help is on the way already...

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  4. I've been following this story and it breaks my heart..the wrath of mother nature is very powerful and we
    all need to remember this so glad help is on the way..

    Peace & Light

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  5. One doesn't know how to take this in and begin thinking about it. One disaster following on the heels of another. It shakes faith. You grappled with it in your lines.
    [thanks for the 'bon mots' comment: made me smile, in the midst of all the global horror]

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  6. I like the not okay quote. Remember it from Marigold Hotel movie. Sad for so much devastation in the Philippines.

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  7. Syd, wasn't that a GREAT movie. The only one I saw so far in 2013...

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