Wednesday’s Wisdom ~ AKA: Apropos of Everything

~Studio Moon, NY “Battled Angel and Roses”- Mixed Media-2017 all rights reserved~

She was powerful.  Not because she wasn’t scared.

But because she went on so strongly, despite the fear.

Atticus

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Tuesday’s Tune ~ Ella Henderson “Ghost”

Whatever it is you are haunted by – that ghost you continually carry – you can, in fact, give it up.  The haunting can be over.

I keep going to the river to pray

‘Cause I need something that can wash all the pain
And at most I’m sleeping all these demons away
But your ghost, the ghost of you
It keeps me awakeMy friends had you figured out
Yeah, they saw what’s inside of you
You tried hiding another you
But your evil was coming throughThese eyes sitting on the wall
They watch every move I make
Bright light living in the shade
Your cold heart makes my spirit shakeI had to go through hell to prove I’m not insane
Had to meet the devil just to know his nameAnd that’s when my love was burning
Yeah, it’s still burning[2x:]
I keep going to the river to pray
‘Cause I need something that can wash all the pain
And at most I’m sleeping all these demons away
But your ghost, the ghost of you
It keeps me awake

Each time that I think you go
I turn around and you’re creeping in
And I let you under my skin
‘Cause I love living in the sin

Boy you never told me
True love was going to hurt
True pain I don’t deserve
Truth is that I never learn

[2x:]
I keep going to the river to pray
‘Cause I need something that can wash all the pain
And at most I’m sleeping all these demons away
But your ghost, the ghost of you
It keeps me awake

Give up the ghost
Give up the ghost
Give up the ghost
Stop the haunting baby

Give up the ghost
Give up the ghost
Give up the ghost
No more haunting baby

I keep going to the river

[2x:]
I keep going to the river to pray
‘Cause I need something that can wash all the pain
And at most I’m sleeping all these demons away
But your ghost, the ghost of you
It keeps me awake

Tuesday’s Tune ~ Indigo Girls “Galileo”

I woke up this morning singing this song – it truly is “Tuesday’s Tune”.

Enjoy~

Galileo’s head was on the block
The crime was lookin’ up the truth
And as the bombshells of my daily fears explode
I try to trace them to my youth

And then you had to bring up reincarnation
Over a couple of beers the other night
And now I’m serving time for mistakes
Made by another in another life time

(Chorus) How long ’til my soul gets it right
Can any human being ever reach that kind of light
I call on the resting soul of Galileo king of night vision
King of insight

And then I think about my fear of motion
Which I never could explain
Some other fool across the ocean years ago
Must have crashed his little airplane

(Chorus)

I’m not making a joke
You know me I take everything so seriously
If we wait for the time till all souls get it right
Then at least I know there’ll be no nuclear annihilation in my life time
I’m still not right

(Instrumental)

I offer thanks to those before me
That’s all I’ve got to say
‘Cause maybe you squandered big bucks in your lifetime
Now I have to pay

But then again it feels like some sort of inspiration
To let the next life off the hook
She’ll say look what I had to overcome from my last life
I think I’ll write a Book

How long ’til my soul gets it right
Can any human being ever reach the Highest Light
I call on the resting soul of Galileo
King of night vision king of insight

How long…
(Til my soul gets it right)
(Til we reach the highest light)
How long…
(Til my soul gets it right)
(Til we reach the highest light)
How long

Dear SCOTUS – Racism in the US is Far From Over, But You Knew That

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Picture taken by Andrew McFadyen-Ketchum, a poet and adjunct professor at University of Colorado, on their march through Rosebud Mo for Journey for Justice.

Journey for Justice was a 7 day action of about 50 protesters that walked from Ferguson MO to Jefferson City to protest for the civil rights of Black and Brown people as a whole, particularly men, and the police brutality/racial profiling of Black and Brown men by an increasingly militarized police.

This action concluded successfully today with their arrival in Jefferson City.

The protesters along the way were met with racist resistance and counter-protests featuring Confederate Flags, signs filled with racial slurs that looked like they came out of 1955.  Racists also protested the protesters by lining roads and screaming slurs as well as placing watermelon, fried chicken and 40 ounce bottles of malt liquor (could they get anymore cliche?) along points in the road.

The creepy women in the picture literally followed the protesters in her car, all the way through Rosebud, while flashing this sign out the window.  The expression on her face makes my skin more than crawl; full of smug hate and distain. She found pleasure in this. PLEASURE.  As did most of the racist counter protesters they encountered along the way.

News Flash creepy lady and racists in general:  The year is 2014 and the Supreme Court says that racism in the USA is over.  Apparently you and a whole host of others in the USA have ignored that memo.

Would you like to address that ignorance, SCOTUS? I dare you.

If you can stomach it and want to see more of the overt hate encountered on their journey, please follow Andrew on Twitter – @AndrewMKdotcom as well as #Journeyforjustice, #NAACP, #Ferguson and #Michaelbrown.

I can be found on Twitter – @Bohemianmoon