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Life IS history in the making. Every word we say, everything we do becomes history the moment it is said or done. Life void of memories leaves nothing but emptiness. For those who might consider history boring, think again: It is who we are, what we do and why we are here. We are certainly individuals in our thoughts and deeds but we all germinated from seeds planted long, long ago.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Autumn: A Time of Change


Change. An overplayed word in many instances, inevitable in others. The changing of the seasons relies on the hands of Mother Nature, rather than the hands of man. We have arrived at a delightful time much like life itself. For many of us, the autumnal years provide a time to look back and reflect on what worked well and what didn't make the grade. There is greater freedom to do what we want without fear of reprisal for just being ourselves. A time for change.

What about America? Is she in her autumnal years?

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America has undergone much change and often times not for the betterment of the people, for the people, by the people. Standing united seems to be scattering in the wind much like the falling leaves of autumn. In retrospect, autumn is a decline leading to conditions reflective of dying. For America, let it be a time for explosion! As the landscapes erupt in riotous colors, may the hearts of Americans swell with the fiery emotions needed to keep her strong. 

Voice of America: Change?

Thoughts remain unsettled as America strives
to uphold its liberty, freedom, and the constitution. 
America runs on the courage, faith, and hope of its people! 
What are your campaigns for change?

Time, totally uncontrollable
Steals our moments and our days
It passes without hesitation
As we move about in a daze

With time comes change
And change is surely here
Racism echoes uncertainty
Does it fall on a deaf ear?

With change comes progress
All things just don’t remain
Within ambiguous walls
What progress will abstain?

With progress comes growth
Not always gauging prosperity
Stability wanes
Who profits in a community?

With growth comes opportunity
Yet challenges often are never met
Long-term, short-term promises
Do signs of affluence remain unset?

With opportunity comes responsibility
The demand for ethical leadership
With values, honesty, integrity outdated
Will the next step be total censorship?

A time to break silence
Stand up, be tough!
A voice inside our heads
Cries out—Enough!

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 Sharla Lee Shults