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"Take the Day" by Rolly A. Chabot
Morning everyone. I do hope your day if it has started is one you have taken the time to look at and appreciate. For those are still resting, continue. The day will be here when you awake.
It rips the heart from me while I watched the news last night to see a small child refused proper medical attention because his parents had no health care. This is here in North America, two of the greatest and riches countries in the world. Can we not look after the people with the vast resources we sell as commodities throughout the world.
Come along today as I rant and share a few thoughts and yes again another attempt at poetry. Please feel free to make yourself at home and above all know that you are loved.
Who do our elected officials think they are. Do they actually believe they are God because the family who lost the child was not "One of Us." Does that mean we as a people are to stand back and allow this to happen. This was an innocent child.
I have never worked at a job where I was guaranteed a position for four years, let alone while I have it make decisions that can and will alter the lives of millions for years to come. The reasoning is because you think and I repeat 'THINK" you have the solution.
While you hold office you live the extravagant life, Hosting dinner parties and jet setting all over the world because you think and again I repeat "THINK" you are important. At one point and time people had a say about what our leaders were doing. Do not be fooled, that "Say" that you once had has been taken away from us all.
I have no idea what your political views are or where you stand on things but the one thing I do know is we the people need change, we need leaders who are not afraid to stand up for what is right. They need to be leaders of integrity, solid morals and values and people who are willing to fight for what is right. This child that was lost had no say, his parents had no say. I was again reminded and asked myself what say do I have.
Can you see it come election time the scramble to get to the head of the pack so you can have all you want. Where our leaders come out in their true form and their true colours show through. Once at the feeding place like these little guys they make sure they get it all while a child is cast away because he cannot afford to be treated with the medication he needs to live.
Can we make a difference. I think we can if we start to address the concerns through holding our governments accountable. I know this is so huge none of us can grasp it. Governments are allowing multi national companies to call North America home to move jobs overseas because of cheaper labour and yet still reap the tax benefits we allow them to have. Meanwhile all those workers here have no work. The list just goes on and on. We rape the land of our natural resources, shipping them overseas to be refined and shipping them back so you and I can pay premium price for them.
In Canada the average workers has to work 7 months to get to a place we call Tax Free Day. That means everything we work for in that 7 months goes to the Government of the day. Our banks are paying us nothing for the money we place in them. 1-2 % per year while the banks run their own mortgage firms with our money and rake in 6-8 % interest over the term of the mortgage. Let alone what the banks do to the little guy with his credit card debt where charging 30 % is the norm on the unpaid balance. Is it any wonder I refuse to carry a balance of any kind.
We had a run a few years back by a grassroots party here in Canada called the Social Credit Party. The would be Prime Minister was so very wise. His platform was based on one simple truth. Flat tax every working and retired individual along with all business 25% across the board. We would have been out of debt three years later. His was not elected into power because of all the complaining of Multinational Companies and foreign investment. Today we the average Joe pays for the taxes through working for the first seven months of the year. People need to get their heads out of what ever orifice they have them in and be realistic.
Take The Time
Where does it go after it passes
It never stops but instead roams
It covers the the mountains and all the earth
Its name is the wind.
We watch it roll into view
From far off it comes
Its roar can be heard as it crashes ashore
Its name is the ocean.
It comes to us from far above
It can warm us and burn us
Yet it is so far away what a great mystery
It is the sun.
We walk on her
We play on her
We try to respect her
She is the earth.
We argue and fight with them
Over who is right or wrong and we war
They are our fellow inhabitants of this land
They are the people.
We watch our officials near and far
Elected or not take what they want
While so many hunger and cry and are never heard
They are our Governments.
The time has come for all to gather
To discuss the great need
And do what we are called to, it is love
We are the people.
Take the time today to look at what we trodden on so heavily and without thought. Listen close to the call of the people to extend that hand of love. Take the time today to stand and say enough is enough. Take the time today to hold those in authority to accountability as millions starve and they turn a blind eye. Take the time today to pray for all those who have lost the innocent because no one hears the plight. Take the time today to reach out to someone in need and simply love.
© Rolly A. Chabot
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