Thought for the day ….

Good Morning and Welcome to Saturday the 29th day of April, 2017.

It started out very early this morning to be BRIGHT and SUNNY.

Now at 9:30 or so the sky has begun to cloud over but there is still sunshine.

They are forecasting 10 degrees celsius for today but rain at some points.

Oh well.

 

Very serious thoughts this morning ….

With multi-media we see so much …..

This morning and throughout my dreams I have been “thinking” of all those poor animals who suffer and are tortured by the hand of humans, and ultimately die.

Some of this torture is in the name of sport and some is through neglect and abuse.

No matter what it is named it is WRONG.

I know we torture and kill each other and I am not saying that is right.

IT IS NOT.

You do not need to murder a majestic LION to be strong or seemingly important.

When you kill a LION you do it unnecessarily.

When you slaughter an ELEPHANT for the IVORY you are a monster beyond description.

IF you are into sport feeling the need to shoot a gun or bow&arrow go to a shooting range.

They are all over the place.

There is no need to kill an animal just for the sport.

No need at all.

You are just a cruel, sadistic, I would say non-human being when you kill an animal unnecessarily.

I cannot believe that it is 2017, we are travelling into space, can heal many diseases and have great technology to help us but we cannot help ourselves with our NEED to have power over helpless

creatures who do not deserve this treatment.

My heart is bleeding and hurts for all those helpless creatures who died untimely cruel tortuous deaths.

Please be kind to other creatures big and small.

We need Lions, Elephants, Rhinos, Hippos, Dogs, Cats, Frogs and all of them.

I get the food thing but so much is unnecessary horrible treatment of another living being.

Even in nature, predators do not treat their prey with such disregard.

Think about it.

 

Think about how you treat other living beings and do your part to be a kinder more gentle inhabitant of this beautiful planet.

 

Special Hello to: all those folks who work tirelessly to help animals and each other.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Monday the 4th day of April, 2016.

WOW, we had a crazy beautiful weekend here in Edmonton.

Downside it is so dry.

We are hoping for some spring rain showers.

I have started to get back into my poetry and would like to share another one from the past.

Thank you for reading it has inspired me to write more.

I love poems because they are a condensed story.

To the point.

It is always so important to do something you love and I do love to write poetry.

I wrote my first poem in grade one and never stopped.

Along the way some were lost but I treasure the ones that I managed to keep.

I do have one that I wrote for my grandparents back at age 8, I believe and I still have it.

 

My grandmother kept this small treasure of my childhood, and I am so grateful.

Well can you believe it almost time to leave for work.

I am quite certain that I was just there ….. oh well, gotta work.

 

FROM DREAM TO REALITY

I had a dream late last night,

Of sparkling white sandy beaches,

Palm trees swaying in a sweet scented breeze,

Of clear blue skies and water, clear blue,

Of monkeys, elephants and parrots, too.

When I awoke and looked all around,

It was a dream, so I had found.

The picture is somewhat sadly different.

My sandy beaches are cluttered with garbage.

The palm trees have been removed, replaced with malls.

The breeze smells bitter — terribly so,

The monkeys, elephants where did they go?

We have come too far, too fast,

The signs have been there,

But we did not see, due to our hungry greed

From horse drawn sleighs to gas powered cars,

From tin and glass to styrofoam and plastic jars,

From all that technology we still didn’t learn

That we’re literally burning our planet — our Earth.

The time has come to join together,

Mothers, Fathers, Sons and Daughters,

If we learn to reduce, recycle and reuse

We can save our planet —

The gem in our universe.  Our Earth!

Written for my daughter’s school play at W.H. Ford School.

She was just ten years old back then.

By Carol Lewis on November 28th, 1990

This is so bizarre that I wrote this twenty- six years ago for my daughter’s school play.  It is even more prevalent today.

 

Special Hello to: my sister who is travelling to Hawaii today …… Aloha ……

Always, Carol and Alvin

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