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Sensational Poetry by Always Exploring

Updated on September 15, 2013

This is true beauty from Africa, Decorative garb by a Villager

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Making sense of it all and My response to her powerful Poem

I am a descendant of many peoples on this precious planet, from various differing cultural backgrounds, and one of them happens to be African, and from about three differing types of African countries as well. This undeniable fact happens to be through my family blood line, and so stories like this steams up my blood stream a bit "As Always Exploring's poem spoke of", but I have grown wise in my years of travel on this globe to realize many great lies and all throughout history, one of which is that fact that people just like myself, mere mortals were actually masters of people.

Much of my ancestral background though stems from the Americas from 3 types of Native American, Central America, South America, as well as North America, I also have European blood in me as well from my Mother & Fathers side of the family.

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My personal beliefs

The part I never really accepted as a youth while learning of such unfair things as slavery and many of the negative connotations associated with it, was the word usage of such things as Master & Slave as well as the harmful degrading racial slurs that derived from such a retched condition for both parties involved. Now, still to this very day I do believe that mankind has made some huge errors, and its up to us all to undue whats been wrongly done, and so this is why I have arrived today in the flesh the way I am, a true freedom fighter of self expression using words, and much of my hyper active creativity, sharing, networking, and all both online and offline on the ground.

I am also a person who believes that true freedom isn't something attained, or reached it is god given & to us all, and man has merely learned of some pretty cruel ways to try and deny us of such god given rights, from time to time. This didn't only happen to the people from the African Diaspora which I'm sure you know, its happened to many people worldwide, even today it is still happening such inhumane injustices and human brutality somewhat identical to what you wrote in your poem.

Today its safe to say that it continues to happen, but I shall do my duty to put it all to and end once and for all, with my writings, creativity, and compassion for that of the true human spirit of forgiveness.

"Thank you Always Exploring for bringing out this side of me today, I truly am appreciative of your poetic words of true inspiration, and I will do my best to help you get the word out."

These two Ladies are the end product of amazing beauty from Africa

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The deep onset of roots

I have a great deal of deeply inherited genes from all over the globe, African is the number one most intensely embedded family connection, I have in my genealogy. I am proud of having such colorful ancestry today, and mainly because I do believe that African people of color, are actually quite beautiful.

I just wish I could go back in time and be able to make a difference way back when, because the "White man", as Always Exploring put it in her poem there, definitely made a grave error in our history, what was done to my ancestors, will never ever be forgotten, and even long after I rest in my permanent death bed, humanity has been scarred forever, and even till the day of reckoning, because inhumane acts like Slavery, cannot ever be justified by anyone, and by any walk of life on this planetary system.

I would like to say that my life was affected tremendously by the very fact of me initially learning in school that there was a thing such as slavery that once had been in existence, I will never forget the trauma I had suffered as a very emotional child, and it was very hurtful to think that humans have actually treated one another in such manners of ways. I just cannot understand what it is that drives us to be so selfish, so hateful, so destructive, so unrighteous, so callous, so greedy, and most of all so barbaric.

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It was a senseless war zone


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Great wars of today & injustice continues onwards, Where is God? Where is the love folks?

One thing is, god must indeed exist, because if it weren't for him, none of these things would have occurred in our human history the way it has. I know that in the animal kingdom, there is species of animals that have had wars with one another, that have went through ordeals of all sorts to make honest attempts at surviving a vicious climate or habitat they live in, but even that doesn't justify the cruelty that was done to the African people many years back, and also to that of the Jewish people by Adolf Hitler, and most recently to the Arabic people over in Iraq.

What is there to say to the youth who grow up from places such as the middle east, that have been bombarded by our Brigadier Generals, and massive fleets, armies, drone fighter robots, and other powerful crushing weapons, and when they had very little if any defenses in the hot desert there. For some odd reason though we still continued to wage a senseless ongoing war against a place that did no harm to the United States of America.

Ok, well Afghanistan may have had it coming (it appears), but why all the senseless continuous wars that still lingers onwards? These are things that I tend to ponder on today, Why oh Why?, and even if it doesn't appear to be like a sort of slavery system, where the people are openly being brutalized daily, and humiliated, its still not right what has gone on for way over 10 years on end. If you feel the slightest bit of a pulse here, please leave a comment about it, because this is something that also needs to be discussed by all of us humans today, or things like this may continue to go on and on and on.

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To end this message on a more positive note

Our current president commander and chief is both African American, and Caucasian, so this means that we all definitely have hope today, to achieve some sort of global unity between all of our differences, age old hatreds, animosities, vendetta's and the likes. I think with a great push towards doing whats right for us all, in more positive ways, we can and will achieve such a glorified moment in time, and all the hatred shall diminish.

History surely tells the tale for much of humanity, but an unseen future of prosperity is ahead, if we all choose to utilize such a history to pave yet a smarter course of direction, and away from doing harm to one another. If we strive to be more fair to our common brothers and sisters of differing racial, and ethnic back grounds, such a reality shall come fourth, and I do know much work has already been done to achieve such a thing, but much more needs to be done to make it a true reality for all walks of life, and not just for us here in the United States.

Much of the globe itself needs to heal, many countless people world wide need to be given a fair chance to make it as well, as opposed to being bullied on, and abused mainly because they either look different or because they have differing ways of life. I will pray for such a change to come sooner then later for all of humanity.


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      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      @healthylife2, Yeah the media is just a propaganda mogul and so they feed the public whatever they see fit to shift popular belies towards whatever mind state they choose people to think, if they indeed believe in it all.

      So yup I figured why not expose the obvious for what it truly is today, just a bunch of bull crap LOL.

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      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      Thanks Unknown Spy, I did my very best to give credit where credit was due, and Always Exploring definitely deserved to gain much notice and recognition for her powerful poetry for sure.

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      6 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Mike, you did a great job on this one. i follow ruby and I can tell she's really a wonderful talented woman. Your hub speaks of hidden truth that is known to all. thanks for this.

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      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      No way Jose, I don't want to imagine that, if there was no God in existence humanity would have been done for long ago in my most honest, and humble opinion @rgmg50.

      I'm so glad that I developed my very own personal relationship with God, because I would have never made it this far to even become a writer today, if it weren't for my true devotion and belief in a divine creator of all, & I'm not a religious person in no way, I simply believe in God as a spiritual being of this universe & I know of my own universality too.

      Thanks for the follow up comment, and for sharing with me this morning.

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      6 years ago

      Well said CloudExplorer, can you imagine how lost the world would be without God?

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      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      Hello @rgmg50, thanks for reading my hub here, and for providing such insightful feedback for me. Since humans are so imperfect it will indeed take time for us all to heal from such harms, and ills that have been brought to this globe by the hands of mankind, one thing I know is that God exists in my heart, and there is where the answer resides for all human beings, if they need to look anywhere for answers, it is there.

      Love of our fellow humans, plants, animals, organisms, and all creatures on this precious globe is also the end effect of such a realization, which shall compel any human being to change outwardly in the directions of a more positive means to do things, and a more positive ends in which they learn to survive. This is what I feel deeply, inwardly, and its what my inner spirit is telling me, which has to be in complete and utter connection with God or what else could it be, you know.

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      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      @rcrumple, I commend you on all of your strength all throughout life, and determination you had to help your fellow man out, and to fight for human rights. It isn't an easy thing to do at all, to actually stand up for whats right, and so you definitely deserve to be recognized for your courage as well.

      I myself haven't had such a chance to do just that, and so its my turn to begin to help others today, I have helped homeless people with what I could at times living in New York City, and I've given sound advise to many youth of our days, but I am ready to commit to fighting using my words for now as a means to put injustices to an end, and my mom actually mentally prepared me for such a battle to be waged against the evils of this world.

      Thanks bro for your honesty, and for being a compassionate human being, which is all we can do when its all said and done. You are a good man RC I knew that from the very first moment our words met on hubpages, and on Facebook.

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      6 years ago

      Excellent hub. Yes, it is terrible what humans do to humans. I agree with rcrumple, no man should ever be in that situation. Can we please learn from our human history and love one another!

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      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      @Lady_E, thanks for the caring and kind words you just left up there for me, and my hub here. It is tough to face all the emotional, and spiritual scars that slavery has left on us all as human beings, but we must face it, to realize such a premise as to never ever go that same route ever again.

      Since we are only human, that also makes us all susceptible to making errors, and some of the same ones over and over again, and so lets hope that more people get to look at themselves, and look at others in more fairer ways, to avoid fall falling victim to our lusts, our selfishness, our ungodly desires, hate, and the likes, so we can allow this place to heal once and for all, and for all of us to benefit as a better more kinder, giving, loving, gentle, and compassionate people.

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      6 years ago from Kentucky

      Mike -

      I have fought for almost five decades for human rights. If nothing more than to state opinions to others and fight racism wherever I go, I've made efforts for people to understand that we're all people, regardless of the color of the outer coating.

      Slavery has a long history, I'm sure you know. From the beginning of man, warring tribes made slaves of those they conquered. These slaves were either worked to death, or sold for profit. It has been true in every country of the world. The United States was no better or worse.

      No man should ever have been in this situation, as it was a terrible wrong. Yet, sadly it cannot be undone. Hindsight is 20/20.

      Over the past fifty years, society and it's values have changed for the good in this area. It's not perfect, by any means, but it's getting better. Folks like me look for folks like you to continue the battle when we're no longer around, as you'll look for others to succeed you one day. Right now, it's good to know you're around! Great Hub!

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      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      @Mhatter99, thanks bro I did my best to write honestly, and responsibly enough to both give her hub credit, as well as hit on some key points that many of us have been pondering about when it comes to injustices going on worldwide pretty much.

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      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      @Jennifer Stone, thank you for taking the time to read both mine, and Always Exploring's hub.

      Yeah I feel you on the tears dropping, because I almost burst into tears myself while reading her awesome poem, she is definitely a power house of a writer.

      Oh and also thanks for all of your cool insight here, and welcome back!

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      6 years ago from London, UK

      Very touching to read. I personally choose to block this issue of "slavery" out of my mind. Even, If I go to a museum and there is a place for it, I choose not to see it. I feel the more Africans / African Americans dwell on it - it only embitters their present.

      I like what you wrote. I quote: "choosing to utilize such a history to pave yet a smarter course of direction, and away from doing harm to one another." We need to move on and I hope somehow the Brutality in Afghanistan stops to.

      Ps. The funny thing about Obama (and I like him) is that he is 50% Caucasian and 50% African but majority see him as just an African man. lol. Life!!

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      Martin Kloess 

      6 years ago from San Francisco

      What can I say? That message by alwaysexploring was really something, as is your response to it. The whole topic requires a book. The whole issue is as complex as calling Africa black. You have done a good job. Thanks.

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      Jennifer Stone 

      6 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      CloudExplorer (or can I call you Mike...? :-) ) I have just read Ruby's poem and it is amazing! It moved me to tears and I can see why you have responded with this brilliantly written article. I too question why wars continue to rage and people are humiliated, abused and made to suffer in this day and age when "we should know better", and there really is no need.... Power and control are on the agenda for a select few who make money and gain out of these wars, and they keep us living in fear to justify it! It is outrageous and people like you and Ruby and Billybuc are writing stuff that could change the world if enough people take notice.....

      Great work my friend, and it's good to be back after a time away and to catch up with my transatlantic (and worldwide) friends... all the best from the riverbank in England... off to bed now... Jen

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      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      Thanks he hub inspiration Always Exploring, I truly was impacted by your powerful words there, and so this was the end product of it all, you really have a huge heart for humanity, and I will be exploring many of your hubs in due time. Chat with ya soon!

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      This is beautifully written. I too have a mixed lineage. My Father was Indian, my Mother German and Irish. I wrote a poem about President Obama. I think you might enjoy it. Thank you so much for linking my poetry. I appreciate it very much. Cheers my new friend..


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