All posts by rgsmith

A Spirit Farm

Every once in awhile in our earthly travels we come upon a place of peace. It immediately resonates with our spirits, and we stand in awe, not only of what we are seeing but also of what we are feeling. I visited such a place in Virginia quite a few years ago. It is called, “Finally There” farm. I will share it with you in a poem. Finally There Farm © 2011 Rolland G. Smith There is a farm called “Finally There.” Where nature spirits…

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Way back when!

I wrote this as a blog post back in 2011, long before The Donald was a political name. Maybe I should have been more prescient. “The Donald” What is it about our country that encourages and supports, accepts and often actually believes the buffoonery of media hogs like Donald Trump. There seem to be unfortunate axioms unbound in our land: money breed’s mega egos and celebrity sires megalomania. Unfortunately, the media, these days, will follow the money and report anything that money says including statements…

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Jobs are Jobs! Some are profound.

Sometimes casual conversations provide a lesson in humility. Some years ago I was a known public figure by being a local television anchorman in a large metropolitan market. I was on the air delivering the news each weeknight at six o’clock and eleven O’clock and did so for many years. On weekends, I would choose to get away to the mountains for relaxation in a reclusive environment. Sometimes my family would join me and other times I would go alone. Late one Friday night after…

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Poetry, yea Poetry

April is poetry month. President John F. Kenned talked about poetry at the dedication of the Robert Frost Library. He said: “When power leads man towards arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitation. When power narrows the areas of man’s concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of his existence. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses. For art establishes the basic human truth which must serve as the touchstone of our judgment.” I would add to that… Poetry precipitates emotion into words. Poetry embraces…

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