Thursday, July 22, 2010

Still I Rise

Still I Rise 
Maya Angelou 

You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may trod me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I'll rise.

Does my sassiness upset you?
Why are you beset with gloom?
'Cause I walk like I've got oil wells
Pumping in my living room.

Just like moons and like suns,
With the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high,
Still I'll rise.

Did you want to see me broken?
Bowed head and lowered eyes?
Shoulders falling down like teardrops.
Weakened by my soulful cries.

Does my haughtiness offend you?
Don't you take it awful hard
'Cause I laugh like I've got gold mines
Diggin' in my own back yard.

You may shoot me with your words,
You may cut me with your eyes,
You may kill me with your hatefulness,
But still, like air, I'll rise.

Does my sexiness upset you?
Does it come as a surprise
That I dance like I've got diamonds
At the meeting of my thighs?

Out of the huts of history's shame
I rise
Up from a past that's rooted in pain
I rise
I'm a black ocean, leaping and wide,
Welling and swelling I bear in the tide.
Leaving behind nights of terror and fear
I rise
Into a daybreak that's wondrously clear
I rise
Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,
I am the dream and the hope of the slave.
I rise
I rise
 I rise. 

Meet The New Puppy

This is so typically cat that I just had to share it.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

United We Stand, Divided We Fall

Just heard that 7 other South and Central American countries are now joining Mexico in suing Arizona over SB1070.


No matter which side of the fence you are on concerning this issue, we are all AMERICANS, and our government permitting foreign countries sue one of our state's can't be allowed to happen.  What is wrong with President Obama? Is he blind, stupid, or just doesn't give a damn? Are his politics so important that they take precedence over "we the people" who he has taken an oath to protect and serve?
We as Americans can't let this happen. This issue has gotten entirely out of hand and if we don't all band together to find a peaceful solution, we are going to bury ourselves and all we stand for.  It's time to all come together as "AMERICANS", not a nation divided into different ethnic groups all bent on destroying each other. I don't care what color your skin is, what God or Gods you worship or where your roots are buried, I don't care whether you are on the far right, the far left, or in the middle, if you live in this country you are an "AMERICAN" and the time has come for every one of us to stand up and act like one.