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Meditation

Meditation© 2008 Rolland G. Smith Beware the black of fear and seizures nightWhen earthly reason cannot see light’s bright.For now’s the time to bide your mind and soulAs reason swallows all illusions whole. Now move your thoughts to where it’s empty spaceTo thus acknowledge true the wholesome graceOf joy and wisdom coming from the SourceWhere sadness and old pain hold no remorse. Love holds us in the brace of lasting peaceThat comes to all as if it’s a releaseTo see the life that you have…

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Today is the anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Martin Luther King © 1995 Rolland G. Smith I had a dream the other night And Martin Luther King was there.He spoke in tones befit the wise And asked me if I’d share,The news of how his dream came out, Since he had been away. I told him times had changed somewhat But the dream was still a dreamAnd somewhere in these many years Was progress, or so it seemed.Tell me, he…

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Cancer

Some thoughts on Cancer Most of us know someone who has had cancer, or has cancer or who has died of cancer. It is an insidious disease. It is indiscriminate and it is a life altering challenge, not only for those diagnosed with its various forms, but also for the family and friends of those afflicted. We hear, almost too frequently of friends, family, celebrities who have been diagnosed with some type or form of cancer and we all have that little gulp of dry…

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Oil Greed

Some thoughts on gas prices. Most of us are saying, “not again.” We’ve had rise, after rise, after rise in the cost of gasoline to the tune of hundreds of billions of dollars in profit for the top five oil companies and they are arrogantly defiant before a congressional committee that the profits are in line with other industries. Come on, we know, that they have to say, what they have to say, because they are employees of their companies, but do they think we…

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