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A Time for Talking and a Time to Act

Updated on November 8, 2013
Vapor trails, or just clouds?
Vapor trails, or just clouds?
What is life in our future to be?
What is life in our future to be?
A new dawn to come.
A new dawn to come.
Is there a rosy future?
Is there a rosy future?
Is now the time for action?
Is now the time for action?

Actions Speak Louder Than Words

When a Rattlesnake is poised to strike, should one then stoop just to say hello,

If a Grizzly bear attacks at night, should we just wave and say to him, to go?

Suppose a Rhino attacks a hunter with a gun, should the man bow and blow a kiss,

What is the action to be taken by us, and just what behavior should we all dismiss?

If a bully strikes a child on the playground, do we all stand around and roll our eyes,

knowing that if we do not respond, our own cowardice acts, we all will soon despise?

If a robber steals and then hurts a family, do we just say that it must be a sad case,

Then we go on, in lack of concern, until the same is thrown, in our own startled face?

Is diplomacy and mincing of words the solution, to answer an aggressor's evil acts,

knowing that if this is the course we should take, to be an unhappy end, in these facts?

Has history revealed to all the regretful results, when a people refuse to take a stand,

the tragedy to come, in weaknesses dumb, to a country that once stood so grand?

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Shall wiser heads prevail?
Shall wiser heads prevail?


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    • whonunuwho profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from United States

      II agree with your assessment and words of wisdom, thank you for your welcome contribution. whonu

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      Deb Hirt 

      5 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Whonu, you have a very valid point. I have found that if I have taken defensive action early on(just by showing that I can't be pushed around), the would-be problem maker backs down. I think it really is like that in all aspects of our lives. Words can do a lot, for I have never had a physical confrontation. If we carry ourselves with authority, too, that will quell a lot of potential difficulties.

    • whonunuwho profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from United States

      Thank you my friend midget and a blessed day I hope you will have. whonu

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      Michelle Liew 

      5 years ago from Singapore

      Completely agreed. It's all well to say that this is going wrong and that...but the more important thing is to take action. Thanks for sharing this, and passing it on!

    • whonunuwho profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from United States

      Right on, my friend and we shall stand and be counted when the time comes. whonu

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      5 years ago from Central Florida

      Yes, it's time Whonu, and long overdue!

    • whonunuwho profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from United States

      Thanks my friend, for stopping in. whonu

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      Faith Reaper 

      5 years ago from southern USA


      Voted up ++++ and sharing

      God bless you, Faith Reaper


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