Rueful Ruminations

Rueful Ruminations

Roses are redpeace, love, oneness, poetry

my heart is full of dread

violets are blue

just like the view


not to sing the blues

but have you seen the news

wars, violence, greed and hate abound

this seems to be our common ground


more violence, planning and hysteria

this new war in Syria

because the last few worked out so well

the world’s going to hell


I’m going back to my dreamland

where people live from heart and hand

offering peace, love and a new deal

for the people and world to heal


Today, I offer a satirical syllogism on the wacky world we live in. I hope we learn that war and force never breed peace, only intimidation, repression and ailments that fester into new wars.

Prayers for peace,


26 thoughts on “Rueful Ruminations

  1. Yes Brad….. My heart too is Blue.. in fact its very sick.. As UK joins in the circle that never ends.. Its what the elite have been planning all along.. We have to remember to try not to get embroiled within the Fear of what is being sent our way.. WE can not allow our Lights to be dimmed or dismayed.. WE have to keep ever stronger our LIGHT burning with conviction to uplift and shower love and care into the hearts of Men who wield weapons of war..

    Many thanks for this post.. A reminder to all to focus upon our Dreams and not our Nightmares..

    Love and Blessings Sue xox

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    • I agree Sue that we need to hold our own center of peace that is big enough to even embrace the war, hatred and more until maybe one day the world will be united in peace and love. I’m practicing within myself to embrace it all; the pain, the sad, the war, embracing and loving the energies within. Thanks for caring and being a vessel of Light in the world. blessings my friend. ❀


  2. I agree with you about the Dreamland, and I think that is why we must inspire others to find their own Beautiful place within, the place of pure divine Love, so that they can be moved to start living from that place. Happy people dont start wars, and everybody deserves to be happy! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Even the fiercest terrorist leaders were once little innocent babies crying for their mother’s Love πŸ™‚ I think that is why, if we should preach and practice a religion, that religion should only be called Love ❀

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  3. I have to limit the amount of “news” I take in because it messes so severely with my sense of well being. The condition of our world overwhelms and grieves me so…
    I really love the quote/photo that you added to your own Rueful Ruminations, thanks so much for sharing, Brad.

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    • Me too Julie, πŸ™‚ It’s impossible to not see the news somewhere on the web for me, so I thought I would ponder it openly, with tinges of blue, countered by hope. I’m glad to have a community of loving, peaceful and supportive friends. πŸ™‚


  4. It is probably not coincidence that my mood and demeanor correlate to the amount of “news” I consume each day. It has become a habit for me to tune out of the worldly occurrences involving war, hate, aggression, and greed. I choose to focus more on my circle of influence instead of my circle of concern. It may be smaller, but it is growing with each positive choice I make. Thanks for sharing Brad and best wishes for an inspired (and peaceful) day πŸ˜‰

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  5. Thanks Dave. I agree with you. Generally I live that way. And I’m on the internet so much that I can’t seem to avoid the news. So occasionally I dip in to be aware of what goes on in the broader world. And no doubt that we make more impact in our personal circles. Thanks for holding the intention of peace and inspiration. πŸ™‚


  6. Wow, this is simply beautiful. “I’m going back to my dreamland, where people live from heart and hand” this too is where I want to go ~ and where we all wish we could be… You are a positive point of light with your writing, stories and most importantly inspiration. Well done!

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  7. Thanks Neha, my heart and soul always root for peace, and yet I wonder if it’s possible worldwide. It is clear that each of us who holds up the intention, peaceful energy and actions helps support that vision. πŸ™‚ To peace in our hearts, homes and world.


  8. If we all lived in our dream land, there probably wouldn’t be wars. Listening to others lies is often where wars begin. I like to stay in my on world as much as possible, I don’t mean in a naive way, just a protective way, I don’t get carried on the waves of others agendas. I leave them too it! πŸ˜‰

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