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Food for Thought
by Jack R Roberts

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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 3/12/2003
A great write to give one pause.
Reviewed by Malachy MacFarlane (Reader) 3/12/2003
A great write Jack, very thought provoking! Mal.
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 3/11/2003
Good questions and very thought provoking.
Reviewed by g g (Reader) 3/11/2003
Jack this is an excellent write!
Lady G.
Reviewed by Eroica Mendoza 3/10/2003
tough question there at the last few lines. good work...
Reviewed by Cathy Montgomery (Reader) 3/10/2003
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) 3/10/2003
Jack, Jack, Jack if you aren't.....Get published!!....I love your work! Dani
Reviewed by Dale Clark 3/10/2003
So many questions without answers. Great thought provoking write!
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie 3/10/2003
Oh, the questions you ask here..provide much thought indeed...


Reviewed by E T Waldron 3/10/2003
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 3/10/2003
jack...some very very deep and excellent questions....fantastic write...thank u...BHUWAN
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 3/10/2003
Profound, my man, profound.
Reviewed by Victor Jensen 3/10/2003
I think this is well thought out. Good poetry too.
Reviewed by Christine Morell 3/10/2003
Very thought provoking and extremely well written too.
Reviewed by Susan San Jule (Reader) 3/10/2003
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) 3/10/2003
Good questions.

Reviewed by Sandra Corona 3/10/2003
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 3/10/2003
thought provoking and profound...i agree, i like the way you think! PRAY FOR PEACE (((HUGS))) and love, karla. :(
Reviewed by Leysa Lowery 3/10/2003
Questions worth pondering!
Reviewed by Trixie Love 3/10/2003
Jack, This is one of your top 10's...
Great one...

Trixie :)
Reviewed by William Bonilla 3/10/2003
This is one well written powerful write

Reviewed by jing javier 3/10/2003
fantastic! love the questions asked.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 3/10/2003
This is so powerful and fantastic write
Reviewed by Joel Raja Kumar J 3/10/2003
Very thought provoking, Jack

Love from India - Joel -
Reviewed by Lady Peg (Reader) 3/10/2003
So profound a real punch in the gut yes. This is so powerful I like your thinking.
Excellent write.
Reviewed by Oisín Breen 3/10/2003
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 3/10/2003
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) 3/10/2003
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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