If Progress Is...

Old Sugar Cane
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New cement, where old cement was.
New cement, where old cement was. | Source

If progress is... putting new concrete where old concrete was. Let me stay with my antique structure and let's build another for those who don't have one.

If progress is...making war and dying in battle. Give me the peace of my motherland enjoying with my neighbor our lives with freedom.

If progress is… moving forward with technological development. Let me have my garage party and invite my friends to drink a cup of tea, chocolate, or coffee.

Ride in traffic jams
Ride in traffic jams | Source

If progress is

If progress is... the destruction of planting fields to ride in traffic jams. I will walk my way, or ride it on a horse.

If progress is being exposed to cancer by mobile phones… Let’s meet at the park and start writing letters.

If progress is... killing creatures by taking away their habitats, then I will choose another place from all the free spaces available on earth.

Industrialization damaging our lungs with smoke,
Industrialization damaging our lungs with smoke, | Source

If progress is

If progress is... industrialization damaging our lungs with smoke, let's breathe the free air and enjoy natural stuff.

If progress is... the cause of famine; let's have dinner from our lands. Let's start fertilizing the ground and spreading seeds.

If progress is... political lies, untruthful laws and white collar thieves, I will strike in front of the court house; and understand those staying home on Election Day.

Progress can be controlled

God is our Creator
God is our Creator | Source

If progress is

If progress is... having to change who I am, I will go away with those that when I look at them, their physical appearance will reflect their own heart.

If progress is… making us believe that drug addiction is a health solution, let me use leaves, flowers, honey, roots and barks to prevent and heal pain.

If progress is... denying my Creator, Savior and Lord, I will be responsible for my acts of not being silent by telling everyone that God is our Creator, saved us from dying in sin and deserves our worship because He is our Lord.

If progress really is… moving forward as population moves us to the grave, let’s step back and live joyfully another faithful day.


Blessings to all!


© Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill

I love the hill that leads me to my home

 I will walk my way.
I will walk my way. | Source

© 2013 Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill

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billybuc 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

Beautiful words and message, Maria! I'm not sure I am all that happy with progress for the sake of progress. I would love to see a little practical thinking mixed in with the progressive movement.


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Froggy213 3 years ago from On A Mountain In Puerto Rico

This was some tremendous creative writing with some special meaning behind it. I am proud of your writing growth and I adore you.


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Lastheart 3 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord Author

Good morning billybuc and Froggy213 thanks for reading.

That is the point the meaning behind, a little practical thinking mixed within whatever concerns with progress, will help us walk hand by hand with it. This is an old issue though, but I will fall into some conspiracy theories if I keep on.


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Ericdierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

One time I walked upon a momma fox nursing her kits. I froze and walked backwards 30 yards in my same tracks. For me, that was progress. Sometimes it is not the direction that we are going that is progress but rather our reason for going.

Beautiful hub, read it twice. It will stay with me to remind.


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Lastheart 3 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord Author

Ericdierker that is a lovely experience, thanks so much for sharing it. Thanks for your comment also. It is like when we loose, many times we win.


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Ericdierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

Wonderful how we bless each other by sharing.


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Lastheart 3 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord Author

Oh yeah, the miracle of the human energy that can beat distance and technology. Isaiah 42:5 says: "God, the LORD, created the heavens and stretched them out. He created the earth and everything in it. He gives breath to everyone, life to everyone who walks the earth." God blesses us that is why we also bless by sharing.

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