Monday, March 13, 2017

One Morning We'll Wake Up to If Star Wars Took Place Today 
An odd tale of a dying freedom 
An odd tale of a politically correct Star Wars 


One Morning We’ll Wake Up (villanelle) 

Perhaps one morning we’ll wake up to see
As winds carry tale too odd to be true
There are no havens remaining to flee
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As comfort becomes our mind’s destiny
And questioning ways world tends to subdue
Perhaps one morning we’ll wake up to see
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Each day’s distractions sets all troubles free
Just trust us we’re sold no need to pursue
There are no havens remaining to flee
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We build up our lives in shade of false tree
Believing in things that we never knew
Perhaps one morning we’ll wake up to see
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Confusing how we let this come to be
Here lost in the lines they endlessly spew
There are no havens remaining to flee
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Now each night we rest in slumber’s decree
Mistakes which we made in our tearful view
Perhaps one morning we’ll wake up to see
There are no havens remaining to flee 


The loss of liberties is the warning of this villanelle. A villanelle is comprised of five tercets (i.e., a three-line stanza) followed by one quatrain (a stanza with four lines). The first and third lines of the opening tercet are repeated in an alternating pattern as the final line of each next tercet; those two repeated lines then form the final two lines of the entire poem. The rhyme scheme looks like this: A1 b A2 / a b A1 / a b A2 / a b A1 / a b A2 / a b A1 A2. 

9/11, four coordinated terrorist attacks by the terrorist group al-Qaeda on the United States on the morning of Tuesday, September 11, 2001. A war of a different kind. A war which we lost. This is my opinion. I am not a believer in the conspiracy theories. I believe al-Qaeda launched this attack to hurt the United States in the long term, not just the death and destruction of that day. America is a capitalist nation. Since the attack, everything has gotten rapidly more expensive. Not good for a capitalistic society. We have/are giving up our liberties, the liberties that so many have died for, for the sake of safety. We are all being watched, listened to, to capture those who might do us harm. I apologies that this section doesn't contain the usual stories that we all like, but the poem is about our present state of affairs. Worse yet, we are told that the millennial generation is getting used to the present state of things. 

What can we do? Open our eyes to the situation. Respect all sides if any stance. Our opponent may (or may not) be right, but our idea(s) become better, building on all sides. Try to find avenues where everyone wins. (This may be impossible, but in the search the most are benefited.) Get involved. Let our voice be heard. We may be one person in an ocean, but there are others who believe as we do. Contact our leaders. There are many ways available to us to get in contact. Encourage others to get involved. So few people are involved that each voice represents hundreds. Avoid supporting those who we are working against. Keep in mind that this is a capitalistic society. The best way to get attention is through the pocket book. Know that we can make a difference. Know that a better world is just around the corner. Know that working together we can do so much more. And when we see things are better because of us, Enjoy.


From George Orwell's "1984": Dominic Muldowney "Oceania" 

Let's take today's world into the stars 


There are no female fighter pilots in the original trilogy of "Star Wars". Even though female fighter pilots were in the original screenplay, they were removed from final cut. This would never be stood for in the 21st century. What other minor changes would have to be made in the "Star Wars" saga? Ryan Higa, of nigahiga, has created a video of a more 21st century correct "Star Wars". 
Any similarity in this video and the actual movies was sheer luck. "If Star Wars Took Place Today!" 


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Roger Nash Baldwin


 

27 comments:

  1. That attack on the twin towers, just dreadful and I watch in horror on our TV here in Tasmania, Australia as it happened. It changed people's lives forever, so many things changed that day.
    Do not apologies what you have written - it's your blog and you can write what you want :)
    The poem is a lovely one.

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    1. Thank you for your understanding.
      Appreciate your thoughts.
      Look forward to visiting your site

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  2. "comfort becomes our mind’s destiny" So much rich and actionable thought here! Thanks

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    1. "So long as we have enough people in this country
      willing to fight for their rights, we'll be called
      a democracy."
      Roger Nash Baldwin

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    2. Let us nor allow "them" to rob us.
      Thank you for stopping by

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  3. I agree with your view. Privacy is an illusion now. And cost will rise. The poem is very interesting. Thanks for explaining, I often enjoy learning about the pattern as much as reading.

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    1. Thank you for your affirmation.
      Glad that this gave you some insight into villanelles.

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  4. If people would see each others views more and actually think about them, things may start getting done. Instead of I'm right and no other way all the time.

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    1. Right! And we wouldn't waste so much time and money. And we would get along much better.
      Thank you for sharing your thoughts

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  5. It is probably naive of me, but I really, really wish that we could step away from the us and them mindset.
    We have more similarities than differences - but choose to focus on the differences.
    Regardless of religion, colours, ideology we all weep for similar things - and laugh similarly.
    No us and them, but only us. A community.

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    1. One day. One day. Ironically, this has been proven to be an efficient use of resources (and we don't even all have agree).
      Thank you for bringing this out.

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  6. I enjoyed reading your poem and thoughts.

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    1. Thank you. Fulfilling that you enjoyed.

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  7. Villanelles are tricky little things and you made it seem effortless here.

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    1. Thank you for the compliment.
      Appreciate the visit

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  8. Martin, one of my favorite forms. For some reason I think you have had a glimpse of the future. Have you been voyager in one of my dreams. I worry about the world and the path we are on. Have we lost our ways and visions.

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    1. Thank you for the high praise.
      Yes, there are a lot of bad things going on.
      I know there is a brighter world coming. I have seen people doing good things. They are all around us. We don't see them because they don't make the media as much as they should.

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  9. i hope you will not mind if i share that i saw many years ago on national geographic channel a documentary made by an american well known media person in which he revealed that 9.11 was a starting point of new world order made by top active ,rich business group of people who is trying to shape this world according to its own benefit .
    its not about religion or country it is about greed of power selfishness that ruined countless innocent lives since beginning and is continued .though in olden times it was physical and less harmful but now it is beyond limits and more dangerous .
    i think things are more complicated than we think .

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    1. I do not mind at all.
      In fact I thank you for sharing this information.

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  10. Hello, lovely words and poem. We have come to expect comfort and to live in a safe haven. I wish we could all live in peace. Thanks for sharing. Enjoy your day and the week ahead!

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    1. Hello and thank you for the comforting words.
      May you also have a great week ahead

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  11. I do believe more good people need to stand up for whats good!
    Deep post Martin, but a good one.
    Lisa

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    1. You Hit The Nail On The Head! I know there are more good people than bad.
      Thank you and keep the faith.

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    2. Perhaps one morning we’ll wake up to see
      There are no havens remaining to flee

      It'll be a rude awakening to discover there is no place to run to. How often one gets flatfooted when faced with certain adverse conditions in life - be it a minor one!

      Hank

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    3. There's a thought, Hank. There's a thought. But, we have faith in the human spirit.
      Thank you Hank

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  12. We have allowed ourselves to become entangled in the disreality promoted by our rulers, not only there, but here, and in every country in this world. I am anti-society, disillusioned by their falsehood and lies to the detriment of their citizens - us! It is time we took back our power.

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    1. I am glad your eyes are open to the truth
      Don't dive up your determination and thank you for all you do

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