Thoughts and Prayers

Posted: June 13, 2016 in poem, poet, poetry, politics

Ya, that will do it, thoughts and prayers. Prayers from those that are religious and thoughts from those that aren’t. I hear both after any catastrophic event. Those that will just think about the dead and their relatives and those that will just talk about the dead and their relatives with a make believe fairy or elf or omnipresent mystical being. Yep, that really has been working for us. Thinking about it and talking to ourselves earnestly, making everyone believe that we are thinking and talking to ourselves really, really hard.

Love that phrase “Thoughts and Prayers”. That pretty much covers it, we don’t have to do much of anything else after we say either one of those. We are pretty much covered under the etiquette of Anglo-sexton social mandates. That covers us real well, thinking and talkin’ to ourselves until the next catastrophic event happens.

I’m an agnostic so I only say “Thoughts”, I prefer just thinking about what happened and who it happened to. I have family and friends that prefer “Prayers” to their silent God.

It doesn’t matter which we do, one gets as much done to prevent it from happening again as the other. The Congress, Supreme Court and even the President have been great about spewing out the “Thoughts and Prayers” to the dead and their families the last 20 years or so.

We seem to have a lot of “Thoughts and Prayers” happening out there, and seems we just don’t have much “Doing” going on. It’s the “Doing” that is hard for us.

I think that’s why we Americans like foreign wars. We find it natural and easy trying to keep assault weapons out of the hands of the foreign enemy in, (pick any mid-eastern country) but find it impossible how to keep assault weapons out of the hands of the enemy right here in the “good Ol’ U. S. of A”.

Maybe we should do a little more “Thoughts and Prayers” for the fighting overseas in the Mid East. It would be a whole hell of a lot cheaper and would work just as well as it has been working right here at home.

Thoughts and Prayers, how’s that workin’ for us??

E.

 

 

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Comments
  1. I agree with you. And agree that we need to put actions to our words. Often words are just cliches and carry little meaning. We don’t really have to back them up with anything. Especially when someone is devastated from such great loss and are plunged into shock and deep sadness. Sometimes it’s better to cry with them, than try to say anything.

    We might not be able to go to Orlando to help directly…but we can help support the people who live in our community who are being treated as less than, feel afraid, feel they have no rights to just live their lives, have lost loved ones, etc. We can do a lot to be supportive and compassionate.

    When someone lives near me and I tell them they’ll be in my thoughts, I back that up with a short visit, maybe just sit with them and cry, give a hug, fix dinner, offer to run some errands for them, etc.
    If they live far away from me, I back it up with snail-mail, e-cards, phone calls, texts, etc. I want them to know they are not forgotten.

    GREAT post, E!
    HUGS to you and J and OC and DSS!
    🙂

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    • The ones that can really do something about this are this country’s three government bodies but instead they send out “Our Thoughts and Prayers ” and have “A moment of silence” every time there is a mass murder.. I’m sick of their moments of silence. 54 of the bastards voted against a law that would stop the sale of a gun to any individual that has been on the “terrorist watch list”. They need to grow some balls and do something about Assault Weapons.

      They can keep a potential terrorist from buying a plane ticket but they can’t stop them from buying a gun. Somehow, to them, that makes complete sense.

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      • Yes, that is all very maddening and frightening and pathetic. 😦
        I was talking to a friend tonight and he was sharing about the government bodies doing the “moment of silence”, but not doing anything to really effect change and help. I agree with both of you.
        (((HUGS)))

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  2. Zakiah says:

    Agree with you. Great timely post. Military assault weapons in the hands of crazy idiots, that’s what we need to work on… how can we stop this? How many times have I signed a petition to stop this, I have lost count. Guns are okay, for self protection in the house, but military weapons which can kill tens of people with one round, that is insane. I have thought and thought and thought, and prayed and prayed and prayed. And yet there is such silence all around. No results seen for my thoughts and my prayers!

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    • The ones that can really do something about this are this country’s three government bodies but instead they send out “Our Thoughts and Prayers ” and have “A moment of silence” every time there is a mass murder.. I’m sick of their moments of silence. 54 of the bastards voted against a law that would stop the sale of a gun to any individual that has been on the “terrorist watch list”. They need to grow some balls and do something about Assault Weapons.

      They can keep a potential terrorist from buying a plane ticket but they can’t stop them from buying a gun. Somehow, to them, that makes complete sense.

      Keep signing those petitions. They are your voice and it matters.

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  3. When I first read this, my heart was so broken for the victims, moms, dads, families…that I was completely focused on them.
    It wasn’t til later that I heard about the fact that the guy had purchased the guns last week, about that law not being passed, etc. A friend shared that info with me. I purposefully avoid the news on TV, so I didn’t know all of that yet.
    It all makes me so mad and so sad!
    (((HUGS)))

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