Thursday, February 4, 2016

Remember Freedom’s Fields to Avocados From Mexico Ad 
Remember the freedoms we had 
Remember those creatures from Earth 


Remember Freedom’s Fields (villanelle) 

Remember fields where once we use to play
The freedom of our hopes was by our side
Quite strangely they seem different today
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Well seasoned sunshine took us far away
We saw tomorrows dazed and starry eyed
Remember fields where once we use to play
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There were ideals which we could not betray
Within our hearts was carried heroes’ pride
Quite strangely they seem different today
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What children would enjoy soldiers would pay
So cherished dreams would never be denied
Remember fields where once we use to play
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Confusion came and dreams have lost their way
The monuments and reason people died
Quite strangely they seem different today
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And here we are to wander our dismay
As blood familiar comes with every tide
Remember fields where once we use to play
Quite strangely they seem different today


It has been a while since we had a villanelle here. Villanelles are harder to compose than sonnets, because two lines cannot be changed and must be worked in to the poem's progress. I have used this form to illustrate the slow decay of our freedom. 

It is very hard to enter a public building and be searched. It actually is one of the things that make me glad I am old and not long for this world. We are being watched and it is getting easier. When I worked for Chevron, I learned how easy it was to control and move the mob. Our fear is used against us. We gladly give up our freedoms  for a sense of security, Let's put the cost of all this "security" aside. We have found out that much of this "security" does not really work (to the point of embarrassment). Then there are grave yards filled with the bodies of faithful mother's sons, who sacrificed their lives for the freedoms we so easily give away. Imagine yourself in a personnel carrier hearing the machine gun fire, knowing that you might most certainly die. All this so a child might be searched as a terrorist, our TVs can be used to watch us, our phones can provide information about us that baffles the mind, the media sells us "truths" that suits some greater unknown need. What is even worse, each successive generation gets used to the status quo. I am glad to have lived in "the best of times". I believe there will once again come a time (there are signs) when people realize their power and reclaim the freedom lost and history repeats itself.


Until that time, enjoy: Samuel Francis Smith "America" 

History - When was the last time we went to a museum 


If you're ever in La Crosse, Kansas, be sure to visit The Kansas Barbed Wire Museum. Not only does it house over 2,400 varieties of bared wire, it is one of the strangest museums in the world. Why stop there? Avocados From Mexico has opened a fresh museum in preparation for Superbowl 2016. Its commercial is one of of those vying for the number one spot. 
To say, "This museum is out of this world." would be putting it lightly. "#AvosInSpace | Avocados From Mexico 2016 Big Game Commercial" 


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America will never be destroyed from the outside. 
If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be 
because we destroyed ourselves.
Abraham Lincoln

10 comments:

  1. You are very right about the freedoms we surrender without question. World wide. While saying (loudly) that we are better than other countries because we are 'free'.

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  2. I'm with you. Freedom has been surreptitiously taken, we owe it to ourselves to get it back.

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    1. Watch the news. There are signs (though they try to cover it up) people are waking up.
      Thank you for speaking your mind.

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  3. Fortunately I personally haven't had to give up anything related to 'freedom', from what I hear and see, many do have to give up 'freedom'.

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    1. Good for you. Believe it or not, others find inspiration in you. Thank you

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  4. Whoa, it had never really occurred to me before that there were no such fields for me during my childhood. For even when it appeared that I was not under direct surveillance by one of my parents, I was almost always more mindful of not getting into trouble in some way than just going with the proverbial flow of the moment and playing. In all fairness, my earliest clear memories of this started when I was around five. So, it may have been different before, but that seems unlikely to me. Be assured that it has taken a lot of convincing for me to forgive my parents for what they did get wrong and accept that everything I have been subjected to has been in accordance to our Heavenly Father's will.

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  5. Thank you for sharing this. It provides insights.
    I suspect you weren't alone.

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  6. Loved the Barbed Wire Museum. As a professor at Emporia State University, I had the privilege of leading a tourism promotion group in east-central Kansas, the Kansas Flint Hills Tourism Coalition. Had a Kansas Flint Hills tourism blog, for many years. Still promote Kansas sites, when I can... small world!! ;-)

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    1. Thank you for verifying my fact.
      And thank you for your support

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