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And then there is the challenge of the nonstop carnage involving #ISIS and the tangled lines of history in the Middle East that keep evolving into more intense forms of murder euphemistically referred to as war. It just so happens that the 4th…

Aberjhani Author and Poet via Facebook

So if there's one thing that folks on both sides of the protest lines in Ferguson, Missouri, can use right about now it is compassion. Why? Because compassion increases the capacity to listen and to understand the deeper levels of what is…

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The same quote from The American Poet Who Went Home Again shared by Violet Flame in Emerald Light with sublime art by Le Regard des Elfes, "Osmosis Sanctuary." Thanks Violent Flame. Below is the quote in full: "Peace is not so…

Aberjhani Author and Poet via Facebook

Make no mistake about it, war is nothing more than an exchange of barbarisms for barbarisms. Cory Booker quoted the passage below from my book The American Poet Who Went Home Again several years ago and look at what we're still dealing with…

Author-Poet Aberjhani’s blog post was featured
                                                        Book cover of Bearing Witness from Another Place James Baldwin in Turkey,
                                                                                         photographs by Sedat Pakay.…
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Poem: Love, Stability and Peace

As His children, grafted into the Living Tree,
we should be bearing the Spirit’s fruit of:
joy, peace, patience, gentleness, goodness,
faithfulness, kindness, willpower and Love.

Christian examples are desperately needed,
for a dying World that is going to hell.
Waving a Bible, filled with holy principles,
has never worked, but genuine actions tell

them the absolute truth about Jesus Christ.
Can we expect the unsaved to find…

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Poem: Let Me Touch His Garment

Many doctors had failed to heal her;
her wealth was gone; unable to cope,
seemingly having no options left, she…
faced the idea of being bereft of hope.

A difficult issue of continual bleeding,
had bothered this woman for twelve years;
purposely maneuvering through the crowd,
she hoped to meet Christ, and draw near.

“If only, I could physically touch Him,
my personal need can be forever met.”
Summoning the last of her inner…

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Grove By The Sea

This was sampled in Washington Park at Anacortes, Washington State. One is looking out of the Madrons tree grove, down at a glimpse of the Strait of Juan De Fuca. It's a pretty place. I chose a graphic black and white treatment to stress the linear aspects of the composition - particularly the interlacing branches.
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Poem: Let Me Touch His Garment

Many doctors had failed to heal her;
her wealth was gone; unable to cope,
seemingly having no options left, she…
faced the idea of being bereft of hope.

A difficult issue of continual bleeding,
had bothered this woman for twelve years;
purposely maneuvering through the crowd,
she hoped to meet Christ, and draw near.

“If only, I could physically touch Him,
my personal need can be forever met.”
Summoning the last of her inner…

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Poem: Analysis of the Game of Risk?

Are there real lessons to be learned,
from playing the board Game of Risk?
Is it just a fun, leisurely past time
with gameplay that can be fairly brisk?

Its premise promotes outright conflict,
albeit on a miniature scale and timetable.
With some posturing and open discussions,
attacks proceed without mortality tables.

Between uneasy alliances (based on lies)
and few verbal, unenforceable treaties,
what attitudes are honed while…

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Poem: Apostles of Christ

Their humble characteristics are recognizable,
with a lifestyle lacking excess and opulence;
familiar with the idea of “sowing and reaping”,
they know their actions always have consequence.

Apostles of Christ examine ways of Kingdom building,
and are not tied to one specific church location,
for their daily needs are not hierarchically-based.
They avoid wants of gratuitous, personal recognition.

Operating with a pure heart, free of lust for…

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                                                        Book cover of Bearing Witness from Another Place James Baldwin in…

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Triumphant grace that flourishes with beauty in the face of malevolent oppression is a very uncommon thing in this world. Yet Maya Angelou somehow personified that miraculous rarity. Her life and literary testimony is something we are just now preparing to truly comprehend. It is a deeply humbling honor to say Thank You Dr. Angelou. 

Aberjhani

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The emotional impact was, and is, not completely unlike that of seeing for the first time a video clip of the aircraft exploding against the Twin Towers on 9/11. It was an image unprecedented in one’s mental model of what reality is supposed to be and therefore an image one was not able to immediately process.
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("I'm a Steady Rolling Man"graphic by 100K based on photo courtesy of Diann Blakely)

 

 

Almost in Kentucky, the state that gave     

My country 'tis of thee two armored foes     …

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