Monthly Archives: November 2015

 

ALL CHILDREN DESERVE A BETTER WORLD

Talking About Paris To A Five Year Old

©2015 by Frank Barat

 

I had a pretty fascinating chat with Ted, my 5 years old son, this morning when he woke up. I am sharing this because while I have no problem trying to explain what happened in Paris, how it came about…to adults, I struggle with my… Continue reading

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Wherever You Are Grieving

©2015 by Alice Walker

It does not matter to me:
Wherever you are grieving
Whether Paris, Damascus, Jerusalem, Bamako,
Mexico or Beirut or New York City
My heart, too, is bruised
And dragging.
There used to be such a thing
As melodrama
When feelings could be
Made up,
But now there is bare pain
And sorrow,
A sense of endlessly missed… Continue reading

After Attacks, France Increases Its Commitment To Refugees

Nation of Change

 

What Sanity Looks Like.


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THE WORLD IS STANDING UP FOR PALESTINE

©2015 by Alice Walker

The world is standing up
for Palestine;
I realized this today
when I discovered a book group
where people
from my own
hoodwinked
country
have
decided to offer
a “humorous” book
to its readers
about Palestine.
Honestly, by now
it is an almost impossible
human endeavor
to think “humorously”
about Palestine.
There… Continue reading

Photo: by Manuel Vejar Castañeda

 

To Have Once

©2015 by Alice Walker

For years I meditated
Peacefully
In this small ruined retreat.
It was whole until the hurricane.
All around it now are fallen trees,
Broken limbs,
Broken windows
Broken doors.

Many roofs in the neighborhood
And in the pueblo, both palapa
And tile, are gone.
Nothing,
It appears,
Has remained
Unscathed.… Continue reading

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