Pioneers

Pioneering spirit, the waves of soul, climbed unforgiving hills, some made some not, but those who lost, made it for others, someone goes first, someone makes it, sets the others free, and some are just lucky. Whatever, character can’t be bought, it is made. And Faith can’t be faked, many have tried, this we have to believe. In crisis you’ll discover, if it’s real.

Solomon was reading about early pioneering spirit, souls from all over the world, converged in a new land, seeking freedom and hopefully prosperity, their steps sometimes the first, not that they were first, the natives having been there years, from all across the continent, north and south, east and west, and the natives all believed in great spirit.

What was a god send for some, a nightmare for the natives, as the pioneers brought modernism, new mechanisms for solving disputes, and the habits that they grew up with. There were many lessons to be learned. Many cultures and wisdoms brushed aside. Forgiveness was badly in need of exercise. The resentments many carried inside them.

It was no surprise that it all came back to old teaching, every dispute, anger, envy, it was laid out in a very simple way. Solomon reflected upon what Faith was, a real time gift that you could not purchase, just trust me was all he said, how true those words in the context of what was happening, marry yourself to love, but like those storms, it can sometimes get rough.

Jesus cross’s the sea of Galilee, it’s wild weather and stormy, his companions wake him up suddenly, what now he thinks, perhaps in the middle of a great dream or simply a rest, no, it’s not going to sink, putsIMG_5757 his head back down and shrugs, what do I have to do next. St. Paul gets shipwrecked, ends up where he’s supposed to be. Solomon gets crushed in his car, changes the landscape of his life, you just have to believe and forgive..

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Acting as Gods, talents meant to share, times need changing, hearts crying out,

refugees everywhere, hoping world will notice, perhaps stop it, the torture going on,

it’s business business, have to make a living, haven’t time, do something next week,

the believers behind wire, faces drained, nowhere to turn, often turned back,

Solomon was listening,’ the Holy Spirit visited, TRUST IN GOD, Free the love,

efforts to control, an affront to love, it’s time dear Father, why wait a day longer,

imagine the prayers, their only hope, the faith they have, can’t they hear,

reality TV star, wearing new underwear, launches new brand, mentioned everywhere,

their pain goes on, have suffered much, abused so long, demon needs to be undone,

legions of followers with him, open the abyss, push them in, in the Name of Jesus

refugees be there tomorrow, day after, next week too, where did the talent go

Solomon was putting words on hopes, so many who had given up, did they hear the parable of the good Samaritan.

IMG_5757IMG_5755 the crossroads had been reached, decision time, amen.

Voyage to Freedom

Road to freedom, she sighed, on board, her children by her side, hungry but hopeful, she smiled as the captain asked her to go below, they knew it was illegal, just trying to escape a living hell, she took the youngest in her arms, their father waiting for them, trying to provide a safe haven, to begin all over again, fleeing tyranny the so called righteous caused. With every voyage there is hope, there is risk, when escaping a living death, you will try anything, same way a junkie chooses the needle, only much worse.

The sea was rising,  boat swelled up,  unused to the water, they became alarmed, moved  like frightened sheep. Then tragedy struck, rest is history. Solomon sighed, their plight the result of corruption, the evil minded caused the wars, created the divisions,  meddlers and their patriotic cries, the Charlie brown syndrome, the war that finished the Afghanistan,  supported by opportunists, those looking after their own interests, a common book of wisdom would have achieved so much, the way a respected poet gets a good ear, the voice that resonates. IMG_5757