Category Archives: Commentary

Arrows From Heaven and Tribal Lands

A personal note to John Tecumseh Shawnee. Thanks for the link. I did visit and it is now in my heart. Thank you. RGS This post is for you. Arrows From Heaven © 1995 Rolland G. Smith The heart drum throb of ancient tribesTranscends in timbre’s pulse sublimeAs cadenced rhythmic beat proscribesA nature past, but still divine. Shoshone, Ute and NavajoProud native hearts of desert westShawnee, Zuni, ArapahoBeat sacred drums for vision quest. From heaven then, come arrows goldTo find their set within the heartSo…

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A Wandering Mystic

My thought wanderings this morning are motivated by the current climate of fear that seems to permeate the economic realms of our magnificent world. I have come to realize that fear and trust are inimical. They cannot co-exist. You cannot tie one to the other for trust is real and fear is an illusion. No matter how we let fear manifest in the mind, it is still a fiction, a false emotion precipitated by the ego and its need to justify and sustain itself. Trust,…

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Just Words, No Vision

Vision is the process by which we construct the future. It is the substance of creation and the positive image of what we can be, but at the debate last night I did not hear the words that engender the enthusiasm to collectively co-create the structure of common hope on the foundation of realistic wonder. I wanted more. I wanted something to hold on to besides the “aming” of their own “I”. I wanted each to be a statesman not a politician. I wanted to…

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A Filthy Habit

I was always taught that spitting was unsanitary, unhealthy and a filthy habit. The only time it was acceptable was when a bug flew in my mouth or I got hit in the mouth while playing a game or just fooling around and you had spit blood. Spitting was never done in polite society. Over the last few weeks I’ve been watching the baseball playoffs and in just one game I stopped counting at over two hundred spits by the players and that was only…

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