Good Measure

Measure decals from Etsy store MyVinylTouch


Measure wealth not by the things you have,
but by the things you have for which you would not take money.
~Anonymous

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Basking in Sunlight

 

I can almost hear a sigh
as this early crocus turns toward the sun.
Smiling, I understand,
we survived
to bloom again.

©Sharron R. McMillan

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Mocha Helped Finish the Cupcake Puzzle

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Perseverance

 

Over and over
Then more – over
Be strong, take courage
Be patient & persistent

Don’t get discouraged
It is what it is, but not what it seems
Don’t delay, don’t give up

The last stitch could mean
Something new & different
A new thing!

©Cookie
Thank you Cookie 😉

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Civilization

A decent provision for the poor is the true test of civilization.
~ Samuel Johnson

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I Do Not Believe In Evolution


With all our intelligence
we still do not value what has been given freely
and in abundance:
beauty, water, trees, soil, fresh air
and each other
unless it has a price tag on it.

We steal what does not belong to us
while destroying all that sustains life.
What will we enjoy
when beauty has been sold off,
what will we drink
when polluted water is beyond filtering,
what will we eat
when soil is poison,
and who will we love
when all we feel is hatred and suspicion.

All of the earth’s riches stored up
by those tougher and more brutal,
will also die
because you can not eat or drink
silver or gold,
oil or diamonds.

I do not believe in evolution.

©Sharron R. McMillan

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Evolved

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They say we’ve evolved
but what have we evolved into.
Beasts that destroy everything in our path
in order to hoard something we ourselves have created,
money, stuff, status,
idols we bow to daily
and sell our future for.

Creatures that kill when not hungry
to get more of what we already have.
A species so self-important
that survival is not the reason for our actions anymore.

Being first, being great, having more,
hoarding what will never sustain us
seems our only reason for existence.

Sounds like a recipe for extinction to me.

©Sharron R. McMillan

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On The Verge

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W
ords that have nothing to do with truth, peace or greatness

Avarice protecting place, position, stuff from those who need it most

Revenge for not playing the game by someone else’s rules. . .

©Sharron R. McMillan

 

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One Piece Is Missing

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It’s easier to fly off to other countries
to talk about peace
then stay home
and live at peace
with one’s neighbour.

Building walls
does not create peace.
Peace is a gate
that opens both ways.
Peace reaches out
with solution
rather than threats
of retribution.

Talks are necessary,
but the missing piece
is Peace.

©Sharron R. McMillan

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Happy March

Sun illuminates
tips of trees
this morning.
It looks like winter has left the woods.
Crocuses and Snowdrops
lift their heads
in thanks.
I do too.

©Sharron R. McMillan

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Being Yourself

To be nobody but yourself,
in a world which is doing its best, night and day,
to make you like everybody else…
means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight,
and never stop fighting.
~e.e. cummings

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Kindness

Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear
 and the blind can see.
~Mark Twain

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Cold Week Sanity – We Did Another Puzzle

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Trust Your Dreams

Trust in dreams, for in them is hidden the gate to eternity.
~Kahlil Gibran)

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Mocha’s Favourite Perch Lately

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