“I’m so very glad to meet you…”*

They recommend that I tell you something about myself, intimating that you may find what I have to say more interesting if I do so.  I honor the right of every reader the full use of our escape and delete keys.

I have been and am many things, including being extremely curious about others’ trans-formative experiences.  First I am an insatiable Bibliophile.  Have been since the first time I held a book in my hands!   Then they gave me paper without words on it and a pencil.  My next longest state of being began, writing.

Primarily I’m a poet.   Some poets commit every word penned to tongue’s tip, in explanation of the Poem.  That’s not me.  It isn’t in the words we speak that the communication exists with this poet, it is in the words I write.  It is the shared communion with my Creator.  It is in the poet’s inspired poetry that everyone, at once and alone, can glimpse something inside of themselves that is at the same time in each and every one of us.  I know that the Human is spurred by what moves their heart; Truth and  Beauty.

I, of course, welcome this medium to share my poetry, but that’s not my  motive in writing this blog.  It is Election 2012, undeniably the most important Election of the 21st Century;  I dare say that our individual and collective actions today will certainly be felt throughout the rest of Human History.  We are bringing about a world order that has only been dreamed of by good and ill, in bits and pieces throughout our modern history.  Most of us are lost in a maze of unreliable misinformation; our “system” has failed and we are angry, frustrated, distrustful and resentful; even worse, vindictive!  Mostly just hurt and afraid.

If you are under 21, I’m so sorry.  I’m sorry for the world you have grown up in.  Ours was a lot better, and it was pretty bad.  You have so much to catch up on, we haven’t told you the history of You yet, but you must learn it, as it will be the foundation you build your own personal and generational history upon.  Ask questions, and learn to discern the motives of those offering their hand.  As we say, “Question Authority” all the time, in every Time, no matter if  the “authority” is you.  Teach your children, don’t fail them like we did you; by my standards anyway.

What I do know is you are one person, like me, sitting in silence with this creation, and I am humbled just thinking about you,  having captured your  attention for a moment.  I have to admit, I’d love to know some of your  Brilliant Ideas!