Thursday, July 18, 2019
by Toni Truesdale
Celebrate overcoming the past
All People of Color
Is it freedom at last?
We begin each morning
Sweetening our cups of coffee and tea;
With sugar refined as
White as history;
Trying hard to distance itself
From the memory
Of genocide and slavery.
Now In the beautiful, warm vacation seas.
Shanty towns and the company store
Create the stillness of poverty;
The Eden now cleared of Native Peoples
And the terrorized Africans
Overworked and disposed before 30.
All to create fortunes for entitled families.
Money from death and misery, bleached
Pure by virtuous European banks;
In a society where income is so esteemed
It became the western hierarchy of ruling currency.
Celebrate overcoming the past,
Where all people are valued at last.
Celebrate the yet to come;
Where full freedom is finally won.
Dedicated to the late Reverand William Potter
Truesdale copyright 2011
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
by Toni Truesdale
Many ceremonies all over the world are danced in a circle.
In the northern hemisphere people dance counterclockwise.
In the southern hemisphere people dance clockwise.
We all follow the rhythms of the earth
The drumbeat is the heart of the great mother, ancestress of all life.
All people have danced in this way at one time.
We all share a humanity and one inter-tribal world.
The races of women join together to preserve and protect the world as we know it
For our children and grandchildren into our shared future.
Copyright T. Truesdale 2013
Tuesday, July 9, 2019
Standing Stones at Kinnell
For over 5000 years this stone circle
Stands sentry to the largest Loch in Scotland;
In turn feeds the Great River Tay to the east,
And the cascading River Dochart to the west.
Nestled between the mountains of
Gron a Clahan and Beinn Leabhamn
Standing still in an open prayer.
Copyright 2019 T. Truesdale