Tuesday, October 29, 2019

My Poems - A Poem by Dominic Windram

My poems document these turbulent times.

My poems are lamentations to the death

Of the Spirit in the West. Yet they seek

To revive a sense of the vintage blood;

That pulses wildly through the veins of trees,

Flowers and leaves. Sometimes they burn brightly

With the fires of ancient prophecy.

Other times, they hint at peace and silence.

My poems are small epiphanies amidst

Great, raging institutions. They cannot

Be quelled by the rampant powers that be.

For true poetry, it seems, sets us free.

Monday, October 28, 2019

The I In The Storm - A Poem by M.N. Hopkins


I have made a meme out of many of my poems.  If you wish to view more of these poem memes,  please click on the link provided below:

It Need Not Be So - A Poem by M.N. Hopkins


I have made a meme out of many of my poems.  If you wish to view more of these poem memes,  please click on the link provided below:

Saturday, October 26, 2019

For Man Must Learn To....A Quotation by M.N. Hopkins



For Man must learn to co-operate and care for each other or all life on your planet will surely perish in time. Man refuses to look for new ways of being in his world,  but rather clings to the old ideas and beliefs,  which no longer have the power necessary to hold or bind together Man's communities.

©    M.N. Hopkins

Friday, October 25, 2019

Tranquility As Defined by Sir Albert Holmes


Indeed, this is true.    The outer community is nothing more than a reflection of the inner landscape of Man.

Mike

To see more of the good Sir's work,  please click on the link provided below:

Sir Albert Holmes

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Lost And Then Found - A Poem by M.N. Hopkins


Do not be bitter

Through you see only darkness

Lost and then found

©   2019     M.N. Hopkins

Note:     I woke up in the early morning with these words in my head.  I got out of bed to write them down so as not to loose the main body of this poem.   It was inspired from a conversation I had yesterday with someone who was very disappointed with changes in the work place and how it had turned from a happy place into a place of extreme gossiping, spying on co-workers and finger pointing after a new boss was hired because of politicking who had little knowledge or skills.   One of those pretentious people who are good at manipulating and threatening.   I have termed them as, know nothing, do nothing bosses with narcissistic tendencies which is the norm rather than the exception in many of the workplaces I have been in in the last 20 years.   

I wrote this poem in the haiku style of poetry and published it for the first time on my blog today, the 24th of October,  2019. 


If you liked this poem and would like to read more of my poetry,  please click upon the link provided below:

Poetry by M.N. Hopkins

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Chains Forged In Deceit - A Poem By M.N. Hopkins


To become a slave

After living in freedom

Chains forged in deceit

©   2019      M.N. Hopkins

Note:     This poem was written yesterday and published today, the 22nd of October, 2019 in the haiku style of poetry.

Monday, October 21, 2019

Apocalyptic - Seven Variations Of The Same Theme - Seven Poems by M.N. Hopkins


Version # 1

Apocalyptic

Stories meant to distract us

Take the golden path

©  2019   M.N. Hopkins

Version # 2

Apocalyptic

Bed time stories that frighten

Told by those of fear

©  2019   M.N. Hopkins

Version # 3

Apocalyptic

A detour away from Self

Lost in a gray zone

©  2019   M.N. Hopkins

Version # 4

Apocalyptic

A detour from Divine will

De-evolution

©  2019   M.N. Hopkins

Version # 5

Apocalyptic

Stories told by fearful ones

Weak leading the blind

©  2019   M.N. Hopkins

Version # 6

Apocalyptic

A mis-informed group of folks

Survivors see Light

©  2019   M.N. Hopkins

Version # 7

Apocalyptic

For those who follow ego

No saviors coming

©  2019   M.N. Hopkins

Note:   I wrote these seven poems last week after being inspired after watching three apocalyptic short films in seven variations of the same theme.  If one changes one or more words it can change the meaning yet stay within the same theme.  The reader can decide which poem resonates the most with them and tell me in the comment section below which number it was.   If you would be so kind?

I have written all seven poems in the haiku style of poetry and published them on my blog for the first time today, the 21st of October,  2019.

If you liked these poems and would like to read more of my poetry,  please click upon the link provided below:

Poetry by M.N. Hopkins

Friday, October 18, 2019

The Eternal Transformation - A Poem by KiBLS


The eternal transformation matter and time - an endless illusion! 

Searching salvation in a delusion? 

A real transformation is in progress. 

The butterfly receives a new dress! 

A core which is ready to grow! 

A core that can infinitely glow! 

It will banish every old devil! 

By pushing art to a new level! 

A caterpillar or butterfly have never existed! 

It's all the same - just shape shifted!

Author: KiBLS | Written: 21.09.2019 | 
Published: 23.09.2019 | German translation | License: CC BY-NC-ND 4.0: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ | e-Book: More new era poetry

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

All Can Be Healed Through Love - A Quotation from M.N. Hopkins



We can say many things, but we choose to say to all who will listen.  All can be healed through Love.

©  M.N. Hopkins

To read more of my quotations, please click on the link below:

Quotations by M.N. Hopkins

A Strong And Healthy Heart Is Open To All Possibilities - A Quotation from M.N. Hopkins



A strong and healthy heart is open to all possibilities and harbors no limitations that can be found within the human mind.  The heart that is open waits upon the Grace of God which is the greatest redeemer and healer of all that ails Mankind.

©  M.N.  Hopkins

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Deep Down Hidden In All....A Quotation from M.N. Hopkins


Deep down hidden in all of us is a well spring of great joy, just waiting to be discovered and brought to the surface.

©   M.N. Hopkins

To read more of my quotations, please click on the link below:

Quotations by M.N. Hopkins

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Poetry Is - A Poem by Dominic Windram



Poetry is a kind of refined consciousness.

It shines a light on unfamiliar particulars.

Poetry cuts through the crude machinery of now.

It is akin to vintage wine: it matures with time.

Poetry quickens the senses and delights the soul.

It is everything and nothing. It is paradoxical.

Poetry is an exploration of the kingdom of the mind.

Its symbols span the centuries and many lifetimes.

Poetry is a turning away from the amorphous crowd.

It is best composed in the deep silence of solitude.

Poetry at its finest provides a voice for the voiceless.

In the ragged realms of night, it is a constant source of solace.

O may sweet poetry always burn brightly throughout the ages,

In spite of the dark powers that strive in vain to bring it down.

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

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Liberty Or Death? - A Poem by M.N. Hopkins




Most run or they hide

Will you advance or retreat?

Liberty or death?

©  2019     M.N. Hopkins

Note:   This poem was inspired, written and published for the first time today, the 10th of October 2019 on my blog in the haiku style of poetry.



Wednesday, October 9, 2019

The Templars Are Gone - A Poem by M.N. Hopkins



The Templars are gone

Who will defend the righteous?

When corruption rules

©   2019    M.N. Hopkins

Note:    I have been looking into the history of the Templar Knights of recent and I suppose that this was the inspiration for this poem.  I wrote it yesterday and today and published it for the first time on my blog today, the 9th of October, 2019.



Youtube link:      https://youtu.be/T-SCSKTJmxo

Monday, October 7, 2019

Our Saints Were Sincere- Three Variations Of The Same Theme - Three Poems by M.N. Hopkins

St. Francis Of Assisi


Version # 1

Our Saints were sincere

Thorns in the side of the Church

Made Saints after death

©   2019    M.N. Hopkins

Version # 2

Our Saints were sincere

Thorns in the side of the Church

Scorned then, useful now

©   2019     M.N. Hopkins

Version # 3

Our Saints were sincere

Thorns in the side of the Church

They loved from The Source

©    2019    M.N. Hopkins

Note:    I wrote these three poems a week ago in three variations of the same theme.  If one changes one or more words it can change the meaning yet stay within the same theme.  The reader can decide which poem resonates the most with them and tell me in the comment section below which number it was.   If you would be so kind?

I have written all three poems in the haiku style of poetry and published them on my blog for the first time today, the 7th of October,  2019.


If you liked these poems and would like to read more of my poetry,  please click upon the link provided below:

Poetry by M.N. Hopkins


Saturday, October 5, 2019

Vaccine Safety News from Finland to Sane Vax


Sane Vax,  8 September 2019

Citizens disagree with Finnish health authorities regarding the safety profile of vaccines based on an internet-based questionnaire conducted by a local patient support group.
A support group comprised of vaccine-injured and their families in Finland circulated an internet-based questionnaire to find out if there could be an association between vaccinations and healthy children or adolescents/adults falling ill.  Once the results were compiled and analyzed, it was impossible for them to find a medical professional willing to help them get the results published in a peer-reviewed medical journal.
They contacted academics from their own country and abroad. All of those contacts agreed that the study has been conducted well and that it deserved to be published, but none of them were willing to co-author the manuscript because of the controversial nature of the topic. In other words, they were afraid of being bullied and losing their position.
In addition, the parents contacted and shared their results with leading health officials and politicians in order to promote honest public scientific discussion regarding vaccine safety in Finland. Since this did not lead to any concrete actions, the parents completed a literature search on their own as well as translating their abstract and full study report to English by themselves. Both are attached below.
In short, 129 injured persons, or their caretaker completed the questionnaire (incl. 33 items of detailed, multiple-choice questions). Results of the survey concluded:
”Based on this questionnaire survey the temporal association between vaccinations and the onset of multifaceted neurological and neuropsychiatric symptoms is evident. It is unlikely that this finding would be only a coincidence since similar cases as observed in this study (around all parts of Finland) have been reported also elsewhere in the world (1-6). The true causality is supported also by the emerging number of research papers published the medical literature (e.g. 7, 8) according to which aluminum and other vaccine ingredients may cause multi-path autoimmune diseases.”
Finnish authorities denied even the possibility of true causality and, thus, have not considered necessary any public discussions or actions that would help the injured in any way. They claim e.g. that HPV-vaccines are safe based on their own nationwide register cohort study and neglect the results of the internet-based questionnaire conducted by Finnish parents, who have questioned the reliability of the authorities’ study, published in Vaccine Journal (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30115524).
The injured and their families have heavily criticized the authority driven register-based study stating HPV-vaccines are safe. Instead of counting how many previously healthy persons become seriously sick after vaccination the authorities chose only selected diagnoses for their statistical analyses. Taken that most of the affected persons suffer from several different symptoms with varying severity along time and that the persons experiencing similar symptoms may have different diagnoses, the negative association found by the authorities did not come as a surprise to the parents. In parents opinion, this kind of study design and statistical analysis is not reliable.
The peer support group of Finnish families have undergone a fierce debate with their national authorities and main policymakers as they wrote in the following letter to SaneVax:
 ”Dear President of Sanevax,
We are writing to you on behalf of over 200 Finns, who signed the complaint on the poor management of suspected vaccine injuries to our national authorities. The report of our internet-based questionnaire was attached to the complaint and by now it is available also in English language (attached to this letter). Next, we try to explain in short what we have done to get help to hundreds of persons with ’mysterious’ symptoms.
On May 2018 we sent a letter (with over 200 signatures) to all authorities that are responsible for the situation of vaccine-injured people and their maltreatment. We asked them to help these families.  Our mission was to show with the results of our Questionnaire, how similar the affected persons’ situations and symptoms are, and also how nobody gets help. Doctors don´t admit vaccine injury, they don´t know how to diagnose those symptoms and they don´t give any treatments or compensation, either. We also asked questions, how ethical is it to give HPV-vaccine without informed consent and to advertise it is safe and effective and leave the decision to 12 years old girls?  We asked for a meeting where we could come together to start a conversation and try to find some solutions. 
The leader of National Institute for Health and Welfare, The Minister of Social Welfare and Health, The Minister of Family Affairs and Social Services, The Director-General of Finnish Social Insurance Institution and The Director of Finnish Medicines Agency got our letter. They answered to us that there is nothing to worry about, everything is under control and that they have just made a big study, where they have proven that the HPV-vaccine is very safe and effective. They pointed to their nationwide register-based cohort study (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30115524). It was a very shameful answer, not only because we didn´t talk only about HPV-vaccine injured children and adolescents, but also about healthy adults, who were injured after numerous different vaccinations.
When we got their last email, we decided to send a complaint to Finnish Chancellor of Justice. We complained regarding these authorities and problems in the National Vaccine program. The complaint was left on the 2nd of November 2018.
A few weeks ago, we got a very disappointing answer from the Chancellor of Justice; He is not going to take our case under his investigation!! He gave a statement, that he can´t estimate the safety of vaccines and he hasn´t noticed any procedure that could be against the law or any failures of duty.
Nevertheless, we are not going to give up, since our own lives and our children’s lives are at stake. We wish to do our part to increase the general awareness among ordinary people by sharing our story and the results of our survey with as many people as possible. Thus, we would be grateful if the English version of our study report would be published on Sanevax site. The original report (written in the Finnish language) will be published in Finnish social media.
 With kind regards on behalf of over 200 signers,
Elina Vuorenmaa, Saara Seittenranta, Tiina Koistinen, Päivi Tuominen, Päivi Ketolainen, Risto Ahonen.

My Favorite Apple Pie Recipe





















Fruit Ingredients List:

800 grams apples  ( 6 large apples or 9 small apples)

one conference pear

Topping Ingredients List:

75 grams butter .  (1/2 cup)

3 tablespoons sugar

One tsp. cinnamon powder

Little nutmeg powder

Little cardamon powder

Light syrup.   (Syrup from cane or wheat source.  No corn syrup)

Little heavy cream or whole milk

2 dl flour    ( 1 third of a cup )

Oatmeal        ( Enough to give it oatmeal cookie consistency )

One tbsp  dried coconut flakes

Preparation:

1.   Dice up the apples and pear and place into a 9 inch buttered pie dish.  Pack the apples down so that they are firm and as level as possible. Sprinkle with some cinnamon, nutmeg and cardamon powder.

2.   Melt the butter in a small pot on the lowest heat setting.

3.   When butter is melted mix all topping ingredients in the pot.

4.  I add spices first, then sugar and syrup, then cream or milk, then the coconut flakes, then the flour and lastly the oats.  I stir it all together with a wooden or plastic spoon and only add more oats if necessary to get the right consistency of an oatmeal cookie.

5.   I spread the topping out evenly on top of the chopped apples until all apples are covered.

6.   Heat oven to 200 C  or  395 F

7 .  Place pie dish in the middle of the oven for 20 to 25 minutes.

8.   When finished, let cool, dish out individual portions and top with vanilla ice cream if you so wish.

Note:   The first time I made this pie, I followed a recipe.  I have lost the recipe many years back and have also changed it from its' original several times.  I do not measure out ingredients.  I just know from experience how to proceed.  The experienced bakers reading this recipe will figure out how to proceed.  

Friday, October 4, 2019

This Is My Wish For You - A Quotation from Ralph Waldo Emerson







































Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)  A New England preacher, essayist, lecturer, poet, and philosopher and one of the most influential writers and thinkers of the 19th century in the United States.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Soon They Will Return - A Poem by M.N. Hopkins



The leaders are gone

They have gone into hiding

Soon they will return

©  2019     M.N. Hopkins

Note:    The inspiration for this poem came to me early in the morning yesterday after waking up.  I suppose the motivation for this poem and the one I published yesterday came from thinking about the incompetence and corruption we are now experiencing in government, business, boards, bureaucracy, academia, organizations, clubs, almost anywhere decisions are being made by a few for many.   It is almost as if the weakest, dumbest and most dishonest are chosen as front men or rubber stamps to push the agendas of a few in a position to make a profit from the actions of lesser men.  Anyone of strength, character or intelligence is slandered and made to look as a fool by their peers.  In this way control is maintained.  The leaders have been silenced but as leaders they are waiting as in hiding for the day when their abilities, skills and character will be needed.   This day will eventually come due to the actions and inaction of the inept now acting as the ones in authority.

I wrote this poem in the haiku style of poetry yesterday and published it for the first time on my blog today, the 3rd of October, 2019.



If you enjoyed this poem and would like to read more of my poetry,  please click upon the link provided below:

Poetry by M.N. Hopkins

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Where Are The Leaders? - A Poem by M.N. Hopkins





Where are the leaders?

Destroyed by slanderous ones


Ruled by lesser men


©  2019    M.N. Hopkins


Note:    The inspiration for this poem came to me early in the morning after waking up.  I suppose the motivation for this poem and the one to follow came from thinking about the incompetence and corruption we are now experiencing in government, business, boards, bureaucracy, academia, organizations, clubs, almost anywhere decisions are being made by a few for many.   It is almost as if the weakest, dumbest and most dishonest are chosen as front men or rubber stamps to push the agendas of a few in a position to make a profit from the actions of lesser men.  Anyone of strength, character or intelligence is slandered and made to look as a fool by their peers.  In this way control is maintained.  The leaders have been silenced but as leaders they are waiting as in hiding for the day when their abilities, skills and character will be needed.   This day will eventually come due to the actions and inaction of the inept now acting as the ones in authority.

I wrote this poem in the haiku style of poetry and published it for the first time on my blog today, the 2nd of October, 2019.