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September 18, 2018 / Fantelius

Life’s Champion

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”Determination equipped with knowledge and powered by love champions life.”
Dartwill Aquila

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Life obviously needs champions,
people willing to support and defend life,
life in general
and human life in particular.
The people who aren’t aware of humanity’s threatened existence
are obviously lacking basic knowledge.
They aren’t capable of dealing with their own lives
much less humanity’s existence.
More than basic knowledge qualifies a champion.
Key knowledge
that no one will support and defend life for us
—and we can’t do it alone—
forms a champion’s armor.
Love
the passion to unite
(we can’t do it alone)
gives a champion
strength, flexibility and sharp vision.
Life owns no problem
that can’t be solved
with the determination of champions.

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The West Bank is now the Judea-Samaria area.

September 15, 2018 / Fantelius

“Sorry” by Janice D. Soderling

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Ms. Soderling has just given out Picture This, a little diamond of a book.
A mere eleven ekphrastic poems are offered along with the picture inspiring each poem.
(An ekphrastic poem is about a work of art. Most often it is about a painting, photograph or sculpture, but it can be inspired by a musical composition, film, novel or even another poem.)

Here is the poem, Sorry from Picture This:
(To read another poem and read about Janice see bentarzbooks.com.)
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Sorry

When war comes to your country,
it will not just come to other towns than your town.
It will not just come to people you don’t like anyway.
Sorry.

When war comes to your country,
the milk you buy at your corner grocery store
will not be there for the buying.
It will never be on your breakfast table again.
Sorry. No breakfast table.

When war comes to your country,
your children will be crying on live television.
Sorry. Life isn’t always fair.

When war comes to your country,
it will bring you new knowledge.
Words which you never fully understood
will gain a deeper significance. Chlorine gas.
Barbed wire. Tear gas. Batons. Bread.
Sorry.

When war comes to your country,
when you flee with your family,
what should you take, what leave behind?
Family photos? Your new espresso machine?
No, be smart. Take bottled water,
a pan to cook in, soap, a towel,
band-aids for minor cuts and scratches.

When war comes to your country,
take sturdy walking shoes, woolen blankets.
Be prepared for a long wait. The borders are defended.

Sorry about any inconvenience.
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”Speaking truth to power is like preaching vegetarianism to wolves
whose teeth have evolved to bite into profits and whose stomachs
can’t tolerate grass roots.”
Dartwill Aquila

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The West Bank is now the Judea-Samaria area.

September 8, 2018 / Fantelius

The Gate of Nature

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The gate to nature is always open.
Walk right in.
No government to spy on you.
No media to lie to you.
No one with a buy for you.
No athlete to vie for you.
No actor to sigh and cry for you.
Just life
to live and die for you.

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“Life isn’t only about living, but also about giving.”
Dartwill Aquila

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The West Bank is now the Judea-Samaria area.

September 2, 2018 / Fantelius

Love Hunter

 

They hunt love in the jungle of things
imagining themselves well equipped,
unaware of the burden of their needs
or the handicap of their wants.

They are loaded with Musts, Oughts and Shoulds
as if love cared about laws or rules
other than the law of life
and the rule of obedience to the dictates of unity.
They think by capturing love they can train it
to produce happiness
whenever they clap their emptiness.

They want to give and take,
but love never takes.
It gives and grows by what it receives.
It cares not for things.
Caresses weigh more than gifts.
A passing kiss on the back of the neck
can grow into priceless passion.

They fear to stand naked in the face of life,
apologize for the purity of their desires
and look for love among things.
Silly flowers fearing being desired as fruit
imagining that love can be captured.
Love is the hunter.

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”Love lives within you,
as basic as the links
in the heart of every cell
holding the chain of DNA together.”
Dartwill Aquila

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The West Bank is now the Judea-Samaria area.

August 29, 2018 / Fantelius

Today’s Civilization (14 words)

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They cut down the forest

to build a shopping center

that sells ecological products.

(Quote from the book Blood of Iron)

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The West Bank is now the Judea-Samaria area.

August 11, 2018 / Fantelius

Masters of Censorship

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Once they start censoring words
they do not stop
until only two words remain,
”Yes, master.”

(The censoring is already in progress.
It can be heard by the whispers
practicing the correct pronunciation of
”Yes, master.”)

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PalestineMap

The West Bank is now the Judea-Samaria area.

 

August 8, 2018 / Fantelius

Hot New House Word

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Hothouse is now replacing
global warming as the euphemism of choice.
It’s fever, Dorothy,
environmental fever
indicating a life threatening sickness.
When the fever reaches a certain level
most species die,
snakes, rats, weasels
and anything larger
regardless of their strength
stupidity
or arrogance.

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”Internal strength is seldom seen
but it’s there
and supports.”
Dartwill Aquila

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PalestineMap

The West Bank is now the Judea-Samaria area.