• Activism,  Well-Tempered Bards

    We Should Be Free

    It’s not about you, It’s not about me, It’s not about who you think I should be. Because it’s about you And it’s about me, It’s all about how we should be free.   Because it’s about her And it’s about him, It’s about being happy with the color you’re living in. It’s not about hate, It’s not about sin, It’s about being able to love the one you’re with.   And it’s about standing Up for what’s right, Raising your voice to join in the fight To be who you are To see past judgmental eyes And love the broken and bruised and comfort their cries.   Because it’s…

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    You Never Know What Voice Is Going To Speak To You

    I’m sitting here in my kitchen having my second cup of tea and being fairly lazy. Most of the housework is done but there are so many things I could/should be doing and I’m debating whether or not to continue being lazy and just taking it easy today. The sun is shining and it’s 93 degrees at noon here in the mid-cities area of Dallas/Fort Worth. Really, if you look at it mathmatically, I have less days to be lazy at my age so I should accept the arduous responsibility of enjoying these last summer days of what could actually be the last days of my life, right? Hmmm….housework, writing,…

  • Poetry

    So Done With The Hate

    Human Ribbons By Jesi Scott   Colors everywhere- Pick one, pick two, pick a rainbow… Why not? Show your colors for the world to see That you’re in unison, that you agree, That your voice is one of thousands Who uphold the same views, The same perceptions, The same realities… Then mock those who choose a different color than you, “unfriend” those who choose to walk a different path Or have different opinions Because they don’t have the right to their own thoughts, Their own morals, their own decisions, their own voices- They are wrong. We must all be the same, all agree with the “right” ideas, never disagree or…

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    Hypocrisy and Why Love Doesn’t Win

    Hypocrisy: the practice of claiming to have moral standards or beliefs to which one’s own behavior does not conform; pretense. Hypocrisy is something I am all too familiar with. I first became aware of it when I turned 13 and began realizing that there were people in my life who said they loved me yet acted in a manner inconsistent with their words. At the same time, I became increasingly aware of this same practice in the church we attended. As I grew, I watched the hypocrisy grow around me until I couldn’t take it anymore. I was intensely sensitive when I was younger, I wore my heart on my sleeve…

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    RE: Feminism and Gender Equality

    On Sunday, my friend CJ wrote on her blog about gender equality and the He For She Movement. (Click on those to be taken to the relative links.)This was in response to Emma Watson’s speech for the movement at the UN. I wanted to respond immediately but was unable to because I have been down and out with some sinus bug that seemed to act like the flu. I’m good now, thank you, and ready to write the post I have been wanting to write since reading CJ’s. This is actually an issue I have felt strongly about since my teens. I was and am a feminist, and I am…