I Wish

I wrote this almost two years ago.. its message still rings true.

'Ms Elyse'

                         I wish

I wish that the world were kinder, that the greedy would share,

that those bad choices once made, were wiser,

that loved ones lives lasted longer,

that equality wasn’t such an apparent problem, to some,

that something were said, when words were needed, that an action were taken, that could have made a difference,

that selfishness was something that use to be,

that at anytime, and for anyone, a Mulligan or a do-over was available to take,

that sorrow and heartache were no more, That showing your feelings was cool,

that nobody had ever heard of the poor, that a decent way of life was possible, after working 40 or more hours a week,

That illness, and sickness were a distant memory,

that all the worlds different religions believers, could get along as well as…

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#NoDAPL 2017 Action Hub – Action Network

Join or organize venue of action against ETP’s DAPL unlawful, unprocedural land grab NOW. Drilling to break ground, EIS examination waived in congress today.

BREAKING: DAPL EASEMENT TO BE GRANTED The Army Corps is skipping the 14-day notification period and intend to grant the easement needed to drill no earlier than 24 hours after delivery of their Notice of Intent. Further threats to the water are clearly imminent. When the easement is granted, we’re asking for mass-distributed actions in support of water protectors and the SRST tribe who will file for temporary restraining order and an injunction to halt construction, but as we’ve seen before those filings will not stop the machines from digging into Unci Maka, Mother Earth. Construction could begin at any time. If you go to Standing Rock, expect police violence, mass arrests, felony charges for just about anything, abuse while in custody, targeted persecution and racial profiling while driving around the area, etc. We are calling for emergency actions all over the world. PLEASE, THIS IS OUR LAST STAND. Please visit everydayofaction.org to find or register an action wherever you are. #DefundDAPL 17 Banks are providing the money to build the Dakota Access Pipeline. We — as customers and account holders — can pressure the lending banks to take a stand. The Black Snake is not yet dead. Far from it. On January 24th, President Trump signed an executive order fast tracking the Dakota Access Pipeline and environmental reviews of other projects. The corporations behind the Dakota Access pipeline made it clear that they “fully expect to complete construction of the pipeline without any additional rerouting in and around Lake Oahe.” Hundreds of thousands of us have signed petitions to the banks on the project loan for the Dakota Access Pipeline. Thousands more have closed their accounts and defunded over $50 million and counting. Now, it’s time to make our voices heard, in person. Click here to download a cover letter summarizing the demands of over 500,000 people worldwide representing over $2.3 billion in assets already/ready to be divested. Print this letter and bring it with you to your bank action to deliver to a manager. Sign up here to host or attend a #DefundDAPL delivery January 30-February 3 in your town. Each event host will receive detailed instructions and a packet of materials to deliver to any branch of these 17 banks: Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ, BayernLB, BBVA, BNP Paribas, Citigroup, Crédit Agricole, DNB ASA, ICBC, ING, Intesa Sanpaolo, Mizuho Bank, Natixis, SMBC, Société Générale, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, TD Bank, Wells Fargo. All you have to do is enter your zip code, pick a local bank branch and show up.   Click here to locate a target near you. The Sacred Stone Camp will stand their ground as long as DAPL construction equipment remains on Oceti Sakowin treaty land. We can all continue to support them by submitting comments on the scope of the Environmental Impact Statement to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Actions will appear on this map as they come in. To stay up to date with on going plans for solidarity actions, sign up here!  And feel free to email us at  actions@nodaplsolidarity.org if you have any questions! The #DefundDAPL actions January 29-February 3 are sponsored by a coaltion of groups including: 198 Methods 350.org 350.org Japan Amazon Watch BankTrack Brave New Films Clean Water Action Climate Hawks Vote Climate Justice Montreal Daily Kos DeFundDAPL.org DivestInvest Individual Ecologistas en Acción Environment America Environmental Action Friends of the Earth France Friends of the Earth US Food & Water Action Fund Greenpeace Greenpeace Japan Green America Hip Hop Caucus Indigenous Environmental Network Interfaith Power & Light Lakota People’s Law Project League of Conservation Voters Native Organizers Alliance Oil Change International People’s Action Institute Progressive Congress Action Fund Presente.org Rainforest Action Network Recommon Sierra Club SumOfUs The Nation Urgewald

Source: #NoDAPL 2017 Action Hub – Action Network

S.O.T.S (shoveling out the sh*t)

S.O.T.S

(Shoveling out the sh*t, or Tending The Garden of..)

 

This,

a song, playing

does seem to bode well suiting, its message

lyric purpose..

At this hour of ungodly…

pain screaming,

thought spin, turn-toss,

can’t fall back to sleep

again,

the sanctuary soak,

toke, jacuzzi

tub of

Cathedral purification.

jets hot burst,

lactic freeing massage

muscle -memories..

pain.

process..

Send to fade.

 

I know I’ve shades

blue dark,

difficult hue

Love,

that makes a perfect duce.

 

Nothing is created without darkness..

that’s where creation sparks,

Life.

Without care,

anger can scorch, hot

rage,

a fire storm but the soak,

and wallow,

out root.

listen-feel-think-listen-see-learn.

Know

all colors

faceted

reflection hidden

fracture,

allowing light out

refracted  vibrancy in bloom.

 

Ahhhh……

 

release, breathe… let go.

I am.

light as..

this new feather

buoyant,

in water

spirit wash body cleansed view,

Natural-Energy-oil-change

This,

tending the garden

interior to bounds,

spiral out

now

love    grows

shine…

17 suns round.

 

By: Elyse Bontrager