Organizing Notes

Bruce Gagnon is coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space. He offers his own reflections on organizing and the state of America's declining empire....

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Location: Bath, Maine, United States

I grew up in a military family and joined the Air Force in 1971 during the Vietnam War. It was there that I became a peace activist.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Let it be Real


Let it be real
let the truths
of our moment
become clear

we need
to grieve
and organize
the storm is
rumbling

humans have survived
all these hard years
because we sat
around council fires
shared
rich history
of our time
on the mother planet

we connected
to the waves of time
listened to the voices
of the dolphins,
birds,
lions and tigers
the clams
and the worms

we felt the life
energy
from the
tree roots,
the wind spoke to us
water soothed us
all inside the web
from the womb

We brought the
Motha home

looking up
sliver of moon
connecting us

early morning
at Bath Iron Works
workers rolled in

we shared our hearts
and some shared back

Our message is
simple
survival
for all the relations

At the local high school
guitar strumming
strange Asian voice
kids clapping
3rd floor window

one youngster
dances with the Asian
man
dressed in pink
calls it the
'hot pink dolphins'
sneaks in the heart
of Jeju Island
on the twist side

Working together
in the kitchen
feeding stomach
and soul
a moving web of life,
love,
and determination

Music all the way
Korean and
country style

strong words
by many

we don't want to pretend,
to not know,
what is really
going on....

our responsibility?

listen to the
heart beat
protect the
future generations
from
Mr. Big

Love
calls us back
again and again
til we pass it on.....

Thanks
y'all

Bruce 

2 Comments:

Blogger Jacqui Deveneau said...

Thank you for your words Bruce and all that you do in the name of Peace and Conversion. Love,jacqui

10/22/17, 2:07 PM  
Blogger Elaine said...

Thank you dear Bruce for this heartfelt moving poem of ours! And thank you for your indefatigable ongoing work for peace! Deep blow of gratitude to you, Elaine

10/22/17, 9:40 PM  

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