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Carnival children of the Lost…

Carnival, Children, Children'S Carnival

Artwork:  Karsten Bergmann

Something beautiful to make you smile…

Free Brothers Happy photo and picture

Photo:  Pixabay


we can teach our children
to be kind
but then
they are released
into the real world
and find that kindness
is often not to be found
along with kindness
we need to teach them
to be tough
to have limits
to never be a doormat
for anyone
to always do the
to be strong
and never be afraid
to stand alone
for what they believe in


Picture:  Pixabay

To the children of the world…my wish for you.

Cuddly Toys, Teddy Bear, Teddy, Bear

I wish you sunshine
soft blankets
and hugs
to be loved for who you are
to live in peace
without fear
to be able to learn
from teachers who care
to be healthy
and have health care
if you need help
I wish for your dreams
to come true
I want you to have
delicious food
to be able to play
and have friends
to find joy
in simple things
to not hate the generations
who left you an earth in crisis
to have dreams
that come true
to find love
to be kind
to care for animals
and all living things
I wish for you to be happy
and free
to never let yourself be
controlled by others
but to simply
be your own
a work of art
made by you
who have
the potential
to make a new
and better world
these are the things
I wish for you


Photo:  Pixabay

Kids…words/my personal opinions

younger generations
and all the other words
they are told/taught to use
in order to define
and their feelings
if our kids
who are now adults
used those words
when they were young
people wouldn’t
know what they were
talking about
there weren’t any words
to describe what they were feeling
so they just kept going
the world is a
but what lies ahead
for future generations
if everyone is too
so far
no one seems to be able
to pass gun control
or stop any kind of violence
BLM seems stalled
women are going backward
and have been deemed
the environment is a nightmare
our government
is a violent
and dangerous
and no one seems
to be able to do anything
about that either
are normal
that are
being blown out of
making them seem
as if they shouldn’t
or as if they are
when they are in fact
they are absolutely
those feelings
are our brains way of
telling us something is
so instead of complaining
about how they feel
might want to take action
or come up with some
new idea
on how to bring about change
and never forget
that greedy people are
interested in making money
by turning normal feelings
into abnormal feelings
so they can sell books
and services
I remember when doctors
tried turning menopause
into a
women were all over them
I also remember
with ads telling people
to drug their children
so they wouldn’t be
on their first day in
that did not
sit well with anyone
so suddenly
it was no longer a problem
and we never heard about
the DRUGS again
living in the real world
is HOW we all learn to
and the truth is
a lot of our problems
are given to us
by those in power
not only to make money
but to increase the amount
of control
they have over us
anxious and depressed people
are unlikely to fight back
they can be easily controlled
I don’t think we should
the use of the word
since four year-olds
are now saying it
the world is a mess
but it’s where we live
so we need kids
that will be able to
deal with what’s happen
deal with the incredible
have made
and are leaving
we need strong young people
those who won’t be
easily overtaken
by those who want to
rule over them
we need fighters
not weak people
yes things suck
but so what
we need our kids to be
and brilliant
we need everyone
to be
in the face
of what’s
or all is lost



Photo:  Leonid Shaydulin


*This is not about bullying, or mass shootings.  It’s about everyday life, and the small things that a lot of kids no longer seem to be able to handle.  They are constantly tended, watched over and given words to use by adults.  I think this is a dangerous thing to do.  Putting words into their mouths, defining THEIR feelings for them, is making some kids weak and depressed.  It’s making them afraid.  It’s making them “anxious.”  If adults have to put words into the mouths of children, they should use powerful words, words of strength and kindness, of overcoming problems and difficulties.  Then perhaps kids will no longer be anxious, they’ll be able to change the world.

Teachers of young children are complaining that helicopter parents are making their lives miserable.  Children take no responsibility for their actions and parents are alway making demands that are unreasonable.  It’s difficult to teach any longer, at least according to what some teachers are saying.

A lot of kids don’t have a life of their own.  Their parents have taken over.  It’s very sad and I’m not sure when, if ever, those kids will be able to think for themselves.

Everybody wants to pet the puppy…2 pictures

Photos:  Nathan Dumlao

The PBS news…(with a bit added from other PBS or BBC AMERICA newscasts)

I watched the news tonight.  Saw the 11 year old girl tell how she covered herself with the blood of her dead friend, who was laying on the floor next to her.  Her friend, who had been murdered by the shooter in her school.  She did it, because she thought the shooter would come back and murder her.  Heard her say that the shooter looked at her teacher and said, “Goodnight,” then shot her in the head.  Her teacher was next to her as well.

Saw the distraught parents of dead children, begging politicians to ban assault rifles and magazines.  Saw them begging, that there be restrictions on guns.  Saw their pleas, fall on deaf ears.  The politicians listened because they had to be there.  It won’t change anything.

The republicans will not allow anything to change.  One of them said that respectable gun owners shouldn’t be punished for what someone else did.  Dead kids, or should I say slaughtered kids, don’t count, or mean anything to them.  Why don’t people understand that?  Why do people believe, even for a second, that anything will be done THIS TIME?

The bills the democrats propose will be shot down in the Senate.  We already know that.  Watered down and useless things will be all that comes of this, AGAIN.  They won’t even vote to raise the age one can buy a gun from 18 to 21.

One person interviewed, said they need to show the bodies of the dead kids in order to SHOCK the public into DEMANDING that something be done.

Another person said they should see the body of the headless nine year old boy, his body blown to bits, and maybe THEN, people would realize what those weapons do to the bodies of children.  Maybe THEN people would DEMAND that the republicans DO SOMETHING, AND STOP PROTECTING THE GUN LOBBIES. (Some of the parents had to have DNA tests to find out which child was theirs.)

I seriously doubt that the republicans, even if they walked over the bodies of all the children in all the mass murders, would vote differently.  Money, greed, power, their jobs, and their loyalty to their party, seem to be all that matters to the them.  One remark to support ANYTHING but their own greedy agenda, and that republican will be out of work.

America is failing its children in every way possible.




HOPE…A poem…

Child, Hope, Future, Psychology, Galaxy

what HOPE
can children have
when adults
do little
to nothing
to stop
the destruction
that’s taking place
around the globe
we say we love our children
but buy them inhalers
instead of cleaning the air
show them pictures
of polar bears
that are dying
as we turn the pages
tell them about melting
and methane gas sink holes
show them statues
of animals and fish
made out of the garbage
found in our lakes and oceans
teach them about wars
where they will die
for the rich and powerful
feed them food
with GMOs
and additives that will
keep things
for four years
on a shelf
we say we love our
but what are we doing
to protect them
from us


Photo:  Pixabay


Boy Beside Girl Inside Room

Photo:  Cotonbro

Our brains and our cultures tell us to reproduce. Hormones flood our bodies, pushing us to make more of our species. And then one day, you wake up and realize how you have been lied to, and what you have done.

Grayscale Photo of Girl Smiling

face it
we’re animals
life has one goal
to keep things gong
to make more of itself
but here’s the thing
unlike other animals
our children
never really leave
our cubs don’t walk away
when the next batch
is expected
they don’t wander off
and start a new tribe
never to be seen again
they don’t return
when things don’t work out
the job of a mother bear
is to stop the father
from killing the young
and teaching them to climb trees
there’s no teacher’s conferences
clothes shopping
college applications
holiday celebrations
birthday parties
new cars
old cars
doctor appointments
and all the rest
and there certainly
are no brats
like the kid in the photo
a giraffe falls out of it’s mother
she nudges it
it stands up
and runs with the herd
our babies lay there
eventually they sit up
but it takes them
a year to be able to run
without falling over
and then they have to learn
to FEED themselves
are the
things in the
when it comes to
and by the time
some actually do it
they’re already retired
and on the way out
I think we got the short end of things
other animals are ready to go in an hour
sure there are predators they have to worry about
human babies have those too
but that doesn’t seem to make them
stand up any faster
human babies
are completely helpless
the other animals
but be laughing
themselves silly




Photo:  Mitya Zotov

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