Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Sacred Heartbeat to Why The TSA Doesn't Stop Terrorist Attacks 

A heartbeat bears a mother's worst fear 

The main purpose of the TSA is to reduce fear 

Sacred Heartbeat (English sonnet) 

The echo of the tears upon her face
That smile which bore the passage of the years
Who knows the empty silence that she hears
Whose heart beats hope a long lost song replace
Whose arms can offer shelter from her fears
Who offers love across this mystic space
That time which only she now can retrace
The memories resistant to her shears
Oh mother bare what we should never see
A sacred heartbeat none can ever share
These echoes of a fate we hold reviled
Oh mother air how could this ever be
A sacred heartbeat now no longer there
For she now wears the death of her own child

(This is a very sad poem with two victims. In the first two quatrains there is a sense established that there is something not right. In the two triplets an ostinato, of repeating words, is set up to add impact to the horror of the point of the sonnet. - I have  performed 147 funerals. In addition to this, have been the Chaplin (which includes prompting the main orator) at countless more. The two saddest things at any funeral, in my humble opinion, are: After the services are over, a person who says, "I wish I had said something." Strange as it might seem, I've learned, the best response to this, is just to listen. By far the saddest funerals have been when a mother has to bury her son, (I'm certain it is the same for a mother burying her daughter.) Whether the death was by natural causes or by other events, it is "not meant to be". A mother was never meant to see the death of someone she gave life to. Whether she says it or not, a mother feels that somehow she was at fault. To me there is something wrong with the very nature of how things are in this act. Doing as many funerals as I have, my mind got accustomed to put my feelings into a good performance. But a mother burying her child...)

To fit the mood of all this: Pergolesi "Stabat Mater" 

Sometimes the truth can be so awful it begins to be funny 

Pinkerton, established in 1850, is one of the first privately owned security agencies, set up to protect the private citizens. Far from Pinkerton is the TSA (Transportation Security Administration), we are all familiar with at airports. The TSA is an agency of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security that has authority over the security of the traveling public in the United States. If you have been following the media, the TSA has come under major fire. The team at College Humor have compiled some of the "facts" the media has spread over various news reports into one eye opening video. 
To take a bit of the edge out this shocking insight, the folk at College Humor have injected some humor into this (as if the truth isn't ridiculous enough). "Why The TSA Doesn't Stop Terrorist Attacks - Adam Ruins Everything"

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