Saturday, April 27, 2019

Too Many Seek False Dreams - A Discourse by M.N. Hopkins



Too many seek false dreams, empty dreams of power and fame or fortune won in the physical world.  These will come to nothing in time.  Man has needs to be fulfilled, yet in your world, the greed of a few has taken precedence over the needs of the many.  A great imbalance occurs when this is the driving force of any civilization.  Great upset, discontent, and general unhappiness occurs within such societies that allow the few to manipulate and deceive those of less intelligence or knowledge as a means of maintaining economic or political power.  Resources are wasted-not just physical resources, but human resources.  It is not only the Earth that becomes poisoned and made infertile, but also the mind and emotions of mankind.  No longer a system that respects and seeks to nurture all life forms that exist, but one that blindly walks toward its own destruction.  The results of such misguided behavior can be seen all around within human communities.  No longer do men have direction, no longer united in love. Poisoned and ailing.  Poisoned for profit and deceived to follow paths that will lead to a total breakdown of community.


©  M.N. Hopkins

Note:  This is a part of a very long discourse that I wrote about 20 years ago.  Not much changes in our human communities.


Thursday, April 18, 2019

Happy Easter 2019



Wishing all who visit my blog this weekend a pleasant and peaceful Good Friday and a Happy Easter 2019.


Saturday, April 13, 2019

Nahko and Medicine For the People - A Song Called, Dear Brother



Youtube link:      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBonY_cJXLA

Lyrics:

[Verse 1]

Dear brother
When you gonna call back your mother?
She thinks you're sleeping in the gutter
We both know you can do better
When you gonna write your older brother?
A letter
Hey man I miss you, gettin my shit together
And for the record
I wrote this note as a reminder
Hermano mio there's a future
We can believe in
It's gonna take more than songs of justice and freedom
There's a future, we can believe in
Gonna take more than songs of justice and freedom
Freedom! Yeah
If you're thinking, about leaving
Hold my hand, understand this too can be a kingdom
Blessed
And when the rain comes
Put your hands in the dirt, baba this is where you came from
This is where you came from
This is where you came from
This is where you came from
Systems broken no fucks given
Wealthy people living off the backs of the broken
Dreams of America
Dreams of America
Need a pipe carrier
Let me smudge you off so the vision can get clearer
Your mothers crying boy can you hear her?

[Pre-Chorus]

What I see, in you
A young tree bearing fruit
Place to start
Don't hide behind your heart

[Chorus]

You gotta put down the weight
You gotta get out of your way
You gotta put down the weight
You gotta get out of your way

[Verse 2]

Dear lover
You can find me on the front lines covered
In the blood and tears of another
Brother, sister, mother
Revolutions being broadcast on Facebook and Twitter
There's a noise
I can hear it when the megaphone roars
Wipe the tears from this tear gas choice
We have a choice
Stand in front of your fear, baby, time to find your voice
It's a story
A love story
We can believe in
Death, birth, your life's worth is trending
It's a story
A love story
How vain are we to expect a happy ending?
I got my hands up
Follow directions still they shoot us
I'm fucking sick and tired of no justice
No peace
Promise me I'll never pick your body off the streets
We're all taking heat here
The trust is broken I don't get these police
Disenfranchised step in to a new life
Maybe if you listen to the wind there's a war cry
Peace in America
Peace in America
Be decent America
I'm begging you

[Pre-Chorus]

What I see, in you
A young tree bearing fruit
Place to start
Don't stand behind your heart

[Chorus]

You gotta put down the weight
You gotta get out of your way
You gotta put down the weight
You gotta get out of your way




Thursday, April 11, 2019

A Gift Was Given - A Poem by M.N. Hopkins



A gift was given

An Earth that supports us all

We betrayed ourselves

©  2019   M.N. Hopkins

Note:   This poem was inspired while out and about on a beautiful sunny day and viewing the gift of the beauty of nature.   I wrote this poem in the haiku style of poetry and published it for the first time on my blog today, the 11th of April, 2019.

If you wish to read more of my poetry, please click on the link provided below:

https://www.poemhunter.com/michael-hopkins/

Gaku - Music, Comfront, Enjoyment - Japanese Calligraphy by Kanzi



 "  " (gaku・raku). It is translated as music, comfort, enjoyment, etc.
   This character is written by Kanzi, Regular script.
 
Etymology : It is Ideogrammic compound. 
   糸 (“string”) + 木 (“wood”)

Source:


Friday, April 5, 2019

Art Cannot Measure Up To The Beauty Of The Creator - A Quotation from M.N. Hopkins




Art cannot measure up to the beauty of the Creator.  Neither human hand, canvas and brush nor photography can truly capture the beauty of Mother Earth.

© 2019   M.N. Hopkins

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Through Our Pain And Joy - A Poem by M.N. Hopkins




Through our pain and joy

Countless centuries we strive 

We are human(e) yet

© 2019  M.N. Hopkins

Note:  This poem was inspired, written and published today for the first time on my blog, the 2nd of April 2019.  I wrote it in the haiku style of poetry.

If you wish to read more of my poetry, please click on the link provided below:

https://www.poemhunter.com/michael-hopkins/