Trust Is The Glue That Holds Us Together

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Does money make the world go round?
Will centrifugal force,
Survive the banksters' money-go-round,
And keep the world on course?

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Will trees stop growing fruit and nuts?
Will soil stop giving up grain?
Will 'we the people' move our butts,
When they commandeer the rain?

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Will birds stop singing and laying eggs,
Or the young stop falling in love?
Will this debt on our heads (like chains on our legs),
Placate the beast enough?

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Of all they stole, that left us cold,
That left us broke'n'bust,
Of all the losses that unfold,
The greatest loss was trust.

Trust is the glue that holds us together,
That's our greatest strength,
It makes the mould that is our future,
Happiness and wealth.

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We build our children's teeth and bones,
To raise them strong and tall.
Yet knowing they won't walk alone,
Is their greatest strength of all.

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Knowing how to interact,
Is how the children thrive,
Knowing how to give and take,
Might help them stay alive.

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Some would share their dying breath,
Others would loan it just -
To then extort - with interest.
How do we trust - while trussed?

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Trust is the is the glue that holds us together,
As we challenge the unjust.
Whose greatest fear is people-power:
Empathy - and trust.

"Render therefore unto Caesar"
He got one thing right for sure,
He said, "Divide and conquer",
But united we're secure!

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For those who unite, will prevail,
Division is our ruin,
And as for those ‘too big to fail',
That’s screwin' - that's not gluin'.

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Trust is the glue that holds us together;
Cheat - and we come undone,
So he who cheats a sister or brother,
Is cheating everyone.

The more we give, the more we receive,
The more we open our hearts.
The more we steal, the more we deceive,
The more we're riven apart.

© amillar 2011

You'll Never Walk Alone

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neeleshkulkarni profile image

neeleshkulkarni 5 years ago from new delhi

if mankind must survive

and survive it must

the only thing that will matter

is the having of great trust

good one friend Millar.


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amillar 5 years ago from Scotland, UK Author

Thank you my poetic friend,

Neeleshkulkarni,

For taking the trouble to send,

This poetic comment to me.


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Pollyannalana 5 years ago from US

Amillar I have no idea how I missed this, and I think amillar is more like me than he would want to admit, so true and well written I have never heard a sermon that said more or touched me deeper and the song as a finale would bring tears if I would allow it.


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amillar 5 years ago from Scotland, UK Author

Hi Polly,

I'm glad you liked my poem, and I'd happily admit to being like your good self. Why not - we're all different, but not all that different.

The song 'You'll Never Walk Alone' is my all time favourite. It's very emotive. I don't know if you've heard of Liverpool Football Club (it's a soccer team from Liverpool); the fans sing it at every opportunity. You'll probably know it as a song from the musical "Carousel". I expect it has brought tears to the eyes of many people.

Anyway, thanks for dropping by and commenting.


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Pollyannalana 5 years ago from US

I remember the song from my youth (that accent was a real turn on for a country girl) but it was the icing for the cake here and I didn't mean you are as good as me..ha ha..(I mean that was not what I was saying) it was just something you had said early on making me think you weren't a good guy but I could always see you were and now I am sure.


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amillar 5 years ago from Scotland, UK Author

Hi Polly,

My Mum always said I'm a good guy, but I'm not always sure she should have. I suppose it depends on what we call good. (Some might say good-for-nothing.)

Anyway, we country boys and girls should stick together; we have that much in common.

Cheers.


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tonymac04 5 years ago from South Africa

I have often written about or quoted the great South African saying "umntu ngumuntu ngabantu" - a person is a person through other people. When we damage or hurt someone we are damaging or hurting ourselves. But somehow we just don't seem to get it.

I just love this poem, perhaps especially these words: "So he who cheats a sister or brother, / Is cheating everyone."

Had to jump all over the buttons on this one, my friend!

Love and peace

Tony


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amillar 5 years ago from Scotland, UK Author

Hi Tony,

Maybe I'm just an old cynic, but I've always been suspicious of the individualism that’s been encouraged recently. I think a culture of self, leading to mistrust, is just too convenient for the few, and detrimental to the rest of us.

Anyway, “‘Umntu ngumuntu ngabantu’ - a person is a person through other people”; that’s exactly what I was getting at with this poem.

Thanks for visiting my friend.


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Micky Dee 5 years ago

Encore! Encore! Incredible! Buttons up! "Will this debt on our heads (like chains on our legs),Placate the beast enough?" "So he who cheats a sister or brother,

Is cheating everyone." This world will cheat you until you're dead. The capitalistic system is nothing more than a pyramid scheme. Capitalism is for the top 1%. It's okay to screw your business rival. Everything is fair. In love, war, and business - all is fair. Not according to God. There will be a reckoning one day and I think God I could never be in that 1%. God bless!


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amillar 5 years ago from Scotland, UK Author

Hiya Micky,

I agree that there's too much cheating, I suppose it's built into our genes; some people would say it's necessary for survival, but cooperation and trust is much more important, and too often we let it get all out of kilter.

It’s nice of you to drop by. Come anytime, and bring your pterodactyls with you.


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2patricias 5 years ago from Sussex by the Sea

I enjoyed the poem - and especially the sentiment behind it. It has echoes of that classic that beings "No man is an island" by John Donne.

(I've voted this up).


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amillar 5 years ago from Scotland, UK Author

Hello 2particias,

I'll have to check that one out; I'm sure it'll be on the internet, (or as they say in Yorkshire on't'internet). I've heard the line, 'no man is an island' many times. Now it’s time for me to find out more about it.

Thank you for visiting, and for voting me up.


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triciajean 5 years ago from Bantam, CT

Great poem and touching pictures, amillar. I also like what you said to Tony. Let us not be divided and conquered!


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amillar 5 years ago from Scotland, UK Author

Hi triciajean,

As you say - let us not be divided and conquered. Empathy and conviviality is the answer.

Thanks for dropping by and commenting.


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toknowinfo 5 years ago

You write with words of great wisdom.


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amillar 5 years ago from Scotland, UK Author

Hiya toknowinfo,

Thank you for reading and for the kind words of encouragement.


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Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

Well said, amillar! Voted up across the board. In His Love, Faith Reaper


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amillar 4 years ago from Scotland, UK Author

Hello, Faith Reaper. Thank you for voting me up, and for your kind and encouraging comment.


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hi friend 4 years ago from India

Very nice. vote up with thanks.


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amillar 4 years ago from Scotland, UK Author

Hi, hi friend, thanks for reading and voting up.

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