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Liberty and Justice

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Should I give up my rights to give you your rights,? Should I relinquish my morals and convictions because they’re an offense to you? Should I be required to give up what I believe to make you comfortable to stand for what you believe? Should I be silent to give you a voice? Should I be bound so you could be free? Should I lose myself so you can find yourself? Should I shrink so you can grow? Should I be unhappy to make you happy? Should I only listen and never be heard?

Without a mutual exchange there is no compromise, there is no liberty and justice for all. Where’s the equality?

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Romans 2:11 For there is no respect of persons with God

`Yvonne L.

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Why Deprive Me?

Deprive

 

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Just something to think about:

I am thinking about the state of the nation. I have a question, “why deprive me to get what you want?” In other words, why should I give up my rights to give you your rights? Why if I stand on my morals and convictions, and you find it an offense, I am required to give up what I stand for to make you comfortable to stand for what you want? Without a compromise, there is no equal exchange. I’m only giving up my rights to support your rights. Where is the liberty and justice for all? Where’s the equality?

Why deprive me?

 

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~Yvonne L

 

Response to the Daily Prompt Challenge – Today’s word (Deprive)

 

Liberty and Justice for All

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WE ALL WANT OUR LIBERATION.

YET, SOME HAVE TO FIGHT FOR THEIR EQUALITY.

WHY SHOULD SOME HAVE TO FIGHT

FOR THEIR RIGHTS TO BE FREE

WHEN THIS WORLD WAS CREATED

EQUAL FOR ALL TO BE FREE?

 –

ARE WE LIVING IN A WORLD CREATED BY MAN?

IF SO, WITH ALL HIS CREATIVE BRILLIANCE,

WHY WOULD MAN CREATE HIS WORLD

TO INCLUDE THOSE HE WANTED

TO HAVE NO PART OF IT?

WAS MAN GIVEN THE RIGHTS TO LORD OVER OTHERS?

OR, IS THESE WHY THINGS ARE SUCH A MESS?

WHAT A SHAME, SINCE WE’RE ALL CREATED OUT OF THE

SAME EARTH.

SO, WHO IS MAN TO HAVE CLAIM OVER IT?

THERE ARE POISONOUS WASTES IN OUR GULF STREAMS.

THIS WASTE POLLUTES OUR OCEANS,

AND THEY THREATEN OUR SEAS.

YES, CONTAMINATED WATER

IS A SOCIETAL DISGRACE,

BUT, WE’RE NO BETTER THAN THE WASTE

THAT WE ALLOW TO POLLUTE OTHERS

WHEN WE ALLOW PRIDE, BIGOTRY, AND HATRED,

IN OUR HEARTS AGAINST OTHERS.

WE LET THESE POISONS RAGE SAVAGELY

THROUGHOUT OUR SOUL,

AND THEN WE ALLOW THEM TO CONTAMINATE OUR BEING.

THEN, THE STENCH FROM THEM ARE ALLOWED TO

SPILL ALL OVER THIS WORLD.

WHEN WE BICKER BECAUSE OF DIFFERENCES

IN RACE, SEX, AND CREED,

WHERE IS MAN TO PUT THESE THINGS IN CHECK?

WHO SHOULD WE THANK?

IS IT MAN?

BETTER YET,

WHO SHOULD WE BLAME FOR ALL OUR MESS?

IS IT MAN?

IS IT THE SAME MAN WHO THINKS HE IS BETTER THAN OTHERS?

THE MAN WHO THINKS HE RULES THIS WORLD?

THEN, MAN, IF YOU’RE LISTENING, YOU SHOULD GIVE US A BREAK?

WHILE MAN IS BUSY FIGHTING OVER TRIVIAL MATTERS

AND FIGHTING TO BE A SOMEBODY,

OUR CHILDREN ARE CRYING TO BE NOTICED,

BUT, TOO MANY ARE DYING UNNOTICED.

SOME ARE DYING AT THE HANDS

OF THOSE WHO SHOULD PROTECT THEM.

MANY OF OUR CHILDREN ARE NOT ALLOWED

TO HAVE A DECENT CHILDHOOD

BECAUSE THEIR INNOCENCE WAS STOLEN

BY COWARDLY, AND DESPICABLE, ACTS OF TERROR.

OFTEN THESE ACTS ARE BY

THE FRIENDLY HANDS THEY KNEW,

IN SOME CASES, THEY’RE THE HANDS

THAT SHOULD HAVE HELD THEM CLOSE

AND MADE THEM FEEL SECURE.

 –

ARE WE EVER  GOING TO GET THINGS RIGHT?

ARE WE EVER GIVING UP ALL

THE BICKERING AND PETTY FIGHTS?

WILL THIS WORLD REVOLVE

AROUND UNITY AND PEACE?

 

WE WILL NEED TO WAIT FOR ANOTHER LIFE

BEFORE WE TURN THIS WHOLE WORLD AROUND?

SOON THIS WORLD WON’T BE A BETTER PLACE,

UNLESS EACH ONE OF US MAKE AN EFFORT

TO DO WHAT IS RIGHT.

LET’S LIVE UP TO THE PRINCIPLES

THAT WE PIOUSLY SING ABOUT,

IN THIS PRESENT LIFETIME,

THIS PLACE IS NOT GOING TO BE

HEAVEN ON EARTH, BUT

CAN WE JUST HAVE SOME LIBERTY

AND JUSTICE FOR ALL?

IF WE CAN’T DO IT FOR OURSELVES,

CAN WE DO IT FOR THE CHILDREN?

 

`Yvonne L
(Originally written in 2010 but updated to reflect current societal events)

Until Then – Dr. Martin L. King, Jr

Incomplete

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(Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., eloquently addressed the issues of race, equality, and unity.  Dr. King’s “I Have A Dream Speech” is a road map to ensuring Liberty and Justice for All.  The following are excerpts from Dr. King’s famous speech. His speech attest to the truth- until all is free none is free.)

This will be the day when all of God’s children will be able to sing with a new meaning, “My country, ’tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing.  Land where my fathers died, land of the pilgrim’s pride, from every mountainside, let freedom ring.”

And if America is to be a great nation this must become true So let freedom ring from the prodigious hilltops of New Hampshire.  Let freedom ring from the mighty mountains of New York.  Let freedom ring from the heightening Alleghenies of Pennsylvania!

Let freedom ring frorm the snowcapped Rockies of Colorado!

Let freedom ring from the curvaceous slopes of California!

But not only that: let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia!

Let freedom ring from Lookout Mountain of Tennessee!

Let freedom ring from every hill and molehill of Mississippi.  From every

mountainside, let freedom ring.”

And when this happens, when we allow freedom to ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, “Free at last! free at last! thank God Almighty, we are free at last!”

(UNTIL THEN, the Dream for PEACE, LOVE, and HARMONY is incomplete and does not equal UNITY )

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Worldview

Butterflies are free to fly. 

The laughter of children warms hearts.

Wild horses roam free.

Humanity is respected.

All hearts are full of love, and peace.

All races decorate the rainbow.

All promises are fulfilled.

There is no sickness and disease.

Oppression is destroyed.

Equality is shared by all,

in the world where I desire to live in.

~Yvonne L

LIBERTY and JUSTICE for ALL

bellnight
WE ALL WANT OUR LIBERTY.
YET, SOME HAVE TO FIGHT FOR EQUALITY.
WHY SHOULD SOME HAVE TO FIGHT
FOR THEIR RIGHTS TO BE FREE
WHEN THIS WORLD WAS CREATED
EQUALLY FOR ALL TO BE FREE?
ARE WE LIVING IN A WORLD CREATED BY MAN?
IF SO, WITH ALL HIS CREATIVE BRILLIANCE,
WHY WOULD HE CREATE HIS WORLD
TO INCLUDE THOSE HE WANTED
TO HAVE NO PART OF IT?
WAS MAN GIVEN THE RIGHTS TO LORD OVER OTHERS?
OR, IS THIS WHY THINGS ARE SUCH A MESS?
WHAT A SHAME, SINCE WE WERE ALL CREATED EQUALLY.
THERE ARE POISONOUS WASTES IN OUR GULF STREAMS.
THESE WASTE POLLUTES OUR OCEANS,
AND THEY THREATENS OUR SEAS.
YES, THE CONTAMINATED WATER IN FLINT MICHIGAN
IS A SOCIETAL DISGRACE,
BUT, WE’RE NO BETTER THAN THE WASTE
THAT WE ALLOW TO POLLUTE OTHERS
WHEN WE ALLOW PRIDE, BIGOTRY, AND HATRED,
IN OUR HEARTS AGAINST OTHERS TO SPEW ALL OVER .
WE LET THESE POISONS RAGE SAVAGELY
THROUGHOUT OUR SOUL,
AND THEN THEY CONTAMINATE OUR BEING.
THE STENCH FROM THEM ARE ALLOWED TO
SPILL ALL OVER THIS WORLD.
WE BICKER BECAUSE OF DIFFERENCES
IN RACE, SEX, AND CREED,
AND WHERE IS MAN TO PUT THESE THINGS IN CHECK?
WHO SHOULD WE THANK?
IS IT MAN?
BETTER YET,
WHO SHOULD WE BLAME FOR ALL OUR MESS?
IS IT MAN?
THE SAME MAN WHO THINKS HE IS BETTER THAN OTHERS?
MAN WHO THINKS HE RULES THIS WORLD?
THEN MAN, YOU SHOULD GIVE US A BREAK?
WHILE MAN IS BUSY FIGHTING OVER TRIVIAL MATTERS,
HOSTING AND HAVING HIS RALLIES,
OUR CHILDREN ARE CRYING TO BE NOTICED,
TOO MANY ARE DYING UNNOTICED.
EVEN SOME ARE DYING AT THE HANDS
OF THOSE WHO SHOULD PROTECT THEM.
TOO MANY CHILDREN ARE NOT ALLOWED
TO HAVE A DECENT CHILDHOOD,
BECAUSE THEIR INNOCENCE WAS STOLEN
BY COWARDLY, AND DESPICABLE, ACTS.
OFTEN BY THE FRIENDLY HANDS THEY KNEW,
THE HANDS THAT SHOULD HAVE HELD THEM
AND MADE THEM FEEL SECURE.
WOULD WE EVER GET THINGS RIGHT?
WOULD WE EVER GIVE UP
ALL THE BICKERING AND PETTY FIGHTS?
WOULD WE EVER ALLOW THIS WORLD
TO REVOLVE AROUND UNITY AND PEACE?
DO WE NEED TO WAIT FOR THE AFTERLIFE
BEFORE WE TURN THIS WHOLE WORLD AROUND?
SOON THIS WORLD WON’T BE A BETTER PLACE,
UNLESS EACH ONE OF US MAKE AN EFFORT
TO DO WHAT IS RIGHT.
LET’S LIVE UP TO THE PRINCIPLES
THAT WE PIOUSLY SING ABOUT,
CAN WE JUST HAVE SOME LIBERTY
AND JUSTICE FOR ALL?
IF WE CAN’T DO IT FOR OURSELVES,
CAN WE DO IT FOR THE CHILDREN?
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~Yvonne L