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Food for Thought
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I am a man that likes to think
Sometimes perhaps too much
I thought today of how we think,
Consistencies and such

Are our ways of thought and standards,
Held firmly and embraced
Or do they change just like the wind does
When applied to each new case

Suppose this conflict with Iraq
Were simply to disarm
Is it wrong to take his weapons,
If he to us, has done no harm?

And if thats the case, then here at home
Just what would be your goal?
If you were asked to take a stand
Concerning gun control

If we could magically go back in time
Two hundred years ago
If you had a voice concerning slavery
Which direction would you go?

They had the right to own a slave
Their choice was legal after all
But would you think that it was right or wrong?
How would you make the call?

Then bring yourself back here and now
How do you speak your voice?
On matters of legality
Of things concerning "choice".

If we today compare the two
With the lesson history gave
In this case who's the master?
And would the baby be the slave?

Are we sure of how we see things?
Have we put our minds at ease?
Or are we still perhaps not seeing,
The forest for the trees?

Just ask yourself these questions,
Each time you take a stand.
Are your feet held firm on solid rock
Or planted firm in shifting sand?

Jack Roberts – March 10, 2003

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Reviewed by Connie Hinnen Cook
A great write to give one pause.
Reviewed by Malachy MacFarlane (Reader)
A great write Jack, very thought provoking! Mal.
Reviewed by Kate Clifford
Good questions and very thought provoking.
Reviewed by g g (Reader)
Jack this is an excellent write!
Lady G.
Reviewed by Eroica Mendoza
tough question there at the last few lines. good work...
Reviewed by Cathy Montgomery (Reader)
Wonderful...yes, yes...
"Just ask yourself these questions,
Each time you take a stand.
Are your feet held firm on solid rock
Or planted firm in shifting sand?"

Reviewed by *********** ********** (Reader)
Jack, Jack, Jack if you aren't.....Get published!!....I love your work! Dani
Reviewed by Dale Clark
So many questions without answers. Great thought provoking write!
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie
Oh, the questions you ask here..provide much thought indeed...


Reviewed by E T Waldron
In your quiet but firm way you take us to the truth that lies within. Wise are you Jack and excellent this piece!
Reviewed by Bhuwan Thapaliya
jack...some very very deep and excellent questions....fantastic write...thank u...BHUWAN
Reviewed by Ronald Hull
Profound, my man, profound.
Reviewed by Victor Jensen
I think this is well thought out. Good poetry too.
Reviewed by Christine Morell
Very thought provoking and extremely well written too.
Reviewed by Susan San Jule (Reader)
Ah ha! There is a rhythm here
Me thinks I feel it too,
From whence does the old rhythm come?
The rhythm lives in thee!

Well done! In answer to your question, solid ain't so solid any more, or so science reveals. Thus, I think we are all sinking and we know not!
Reviewed by Cherokee Sage (Reader)
Good questions.

Reviewed by Sandra Corona
This 'food' (for some) would be hard to digest!
Thoughtful and thought provoking! You have served a well done dish!
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
thought provoking and profound...i agree, i like the way you think! PRAY FOR PEACE (((HUGS))) and love, karla. :(
Reviewed by Leysa Lowery
Questions worth pondering!
Reviewed by Trixie Love
Jack, This is one of your top 10's...
Great one...

Trixie :)
Reviewed by William Bonilla
This is one well written powerful write

Reviewed by jing javier
fantastic! love the questions asked.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
This is so powerful and fantastic write
Reviewed by Joel Raja Kumar J
Very thought provoking, Jack

Love from India - Joel -
Reviewed by Lady Peg (Reader)
So profound a real punch in the gut yes. This is so powerful I like your thinking.
Excellent write.
Reviewed by Oisín Breen
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader)
Some thoughtful poetry here today, Jack.
This is one of them.
Enjoyed the teaser and it is very well written. To live in a land where one can debate, freely think, and act on those freedoms and thoughts is a privelege like no other.

Well done.

Reviewed by Floria Kelderhouse (Reader)
God Jack...this was a punch in the gut..yes. I wonder if we lived back then how we would have voted..I with to think I would have felt the same as now and not wanted slavery..this is so very real..I mean if this doesnt make one think...then nothing will..Clap Clap..fantastic write...floria
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