Who knows what these rings have witnessed? It has seen history unfold. It has heard the wind tell it stories over many moons. Many seasons. Many years. The ages.
Praising the Lord.
Pledging heaven to all. Continue reading →
Both reject, both disbelieve, both repudiate
Exhort, incite, instigate, intimidate
Challenge, provoke, propagandize
Mock, joust, maim, kill, eulogize
Irresistible force, immoveable object
Seismic shocks, cataclysmic change
The world tremulates
An invitation post for a cause I believe in, which I’d like to share. And if there are others among us who feel the same, hook up with Jimi’s blog –
Let me introduce Kunal Thakore, author of the blog “Random rants ruminations ramblings.” The first of hopefully many guest bloggers to add to the discussions here at Project: Free Faith. I hope you enjoy the message contained. Peace be with you.
“Excuse me, please, aren’t you a _____?”
A casual introduction to a stranger over a drink. “Hi, I’m ___!” “Oh, didn’t know you were a ___!”
Forms to filled in and documented as routine. I sign my name. One look and “Are you a ___?”
I pass a place of worship. I instinctively bow my head in reverence. My co-passenger asks me “Aren’t you a ___?”
A melee and a mob as I run an errand. I’m accosted. “You! Are you a ___?”
I stand at Immigration. I’m asked to step forward. “Good morning, sir, are you a ___?”
A midnight knock at the door…
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A living, breathing, organism.
Centuries old. Rooted in history.
Mute witness to the cyclicality of civilization.
And the linearity of time
Solitary. Proud. Strong.
Incompatible with today.
A hark back to the times that were.
Before the city lost out to progress and modernity.
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Christian vs Muslim vs Hindu.
Versus Jew. Versus Buddhist.
Sikh. Yazidi. Zoroastrian. Atheist.
Brahmin vs Backward. Sunni vs Shia.
Native vs Immigrant. Local vs Settler.
Nation vs Country. Tribe vs Tribe. Brother vs Brother.
Father Time. Mother Nature. Mankind as their children. Continue reading →
Shalom! Salaam! I come in peace, brother
I’m one of you, I’m not the other
Forget what’s happened, it’s all in the past
Let’s build something together, something to last
What’s done is done, let it be forgotten
We’ve all got to live under the same sun
Not Christian, not Hindu, neither Muslim, nor Jew
You’re just like me and I, like you
Not black not white, Sunni nor Shiite Continue reading →