Has Blood and Courage Dried?

by Lori Hoeck on July 8, 2014

Revolution and the Constitution
Born in the same fold of time,
When Kings and War Lords ruled
And real freedom was a crime.

Have we forgotten so soon?
Has blood and courage dried?
Is freedom’s heart no longer beating?
Is another truth now being tried?

Have Mao and Stalin replaced our guides,
And the State a plate off which to feed?
Are merit and character now obsolete?
Is “forced equality” now our creed?

I, for one, won’t go quietly to that place!
With the sword of Truth I stand unbowed.
Armored with Faith, Hope and Charity,
I use non-violent protest to stir the crowd.

Martin Luther King Jr’s spirit smiles,
Along with Gandhi and the powers of peace,
Nothing forged by man will stand against us,
As our pledge to duty and honor never cease.

So awaken all you still asleep!
Feel the chains entitlement brings.
Victim mentality never felt victory’s touch.
Forever-handouts clip your wings.

See beyond half truths and dancing words
Think from your gut and with your mind;
Question boldly and seek the Truth
Don’t be kept deaf, dumb and blind.

Adversity may come, but stay the course.
Our history is filled with heroes.
Take their mettle and make it yours,
Throw away political placebos.

The battle will be won, you’ll see,
But not with force or plot.
Values and principles will heal
In ways the sword cannot.

Copyright © 2014 Lori Hoeck all rights reserved

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Gonna grab me some boldness

by Lori Hoeck on May 15, 2014

(LYRICS)

Gonna grab me some boldness
And rip timidity to pieces.
Heart pumpin’, thumpin’ in my chest
My vision, my drive increases.

No map needed–North Star leads.
My compass is tried and true.
Freed feet race along the path
As hope fills my field of view.

My dreams are catchin’ fire–
A golden glow of possibility.
Throttle’s working, opened wide,
Rampin’ up my capability.

Abandon any chains or weights,
Soar, sing, trip the light fantastic.
Through flood, mud, blood
The will remains enthusiastic.

The journey provides strength–
Focus honed by adversity.
All I need, I already have.
My tank’s filled with tenacity.

Copyright © 2014 Lori Hoeck all rights reserved

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No longer will I bow and scrape

May 15, 2014

Free to do and say and be
Free from the conformity
Arms stretching; dreams coalescing
Each dawn’s rise refreshing
No more data tracking or tests
Or trying to conform with stress
No human soul can be quantified
No master plan can be justified
No clipped wings hold me down
No more ears for hypocritical clowns
Stop pushing us into Matrix batteries
Stop the clucking, ducking quackery
No [...]

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What makes a good life in a nutshell

May 15, 2014

Found this at values.com and had to share it:
Class never runs scared. It is sure-footed and confident, and it can handle whatever comes along.
Class has a sense of humor. It knows that a good laugh is the best lubricant for oiling the machinery of human relations.
Class never makes excuses. It takes its lumps and learns [...]

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Yes, It Happened

April 22, 2014

At the Bank
“I need a picture ID,” she said.
I replied,”To break a 100?”
The bank teller nodded, Yes.
I shook my head and wondered,
“Why assume I’m a bad guy?
“Why compare me to a data base?
“It was only a Benjamin, not millions.
What’s happened to the marketplace?”
I used to be a private citizen,
An individual within community.
Now everyone’s a potential [...]

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Power of Words

April 17, 2014

LYRICS
“Old fashioned,” “out of date.”
“Throwback to another time.”
“Sky-god lover,” “jingoistic.”
Clueless on the world’s design.
The name calling may change;
The sentiment’s the same:
When the self-righteous rule,
Hypocrisy becomes the game.
The fingers point, noses rise.
Time for holier than thou.
Freedom to think is ratcheted down.
The law becomes what they allow.
“Libertards,” “tree-hugger freaks.”
“Lovers of government’s teat.”
“Heathens,” “Worldly fools.”
Nothing but tenderfeet.
The name [...]

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Ancient Song

April 17, 2014

LYRICS
“Dividers. Haters. Us vs. them”–
The song’s been sung forever.
Its tune appears right and clear,
But the words can only sever.
Tyrants–by might or guile–
Lie softly to turn hearts dark,
To kill the ties that bind,
To give mistrust its spark.
Tyrants require enemies,
To keep themselves in power,
Scapegoats hung out to dry,
For followers to hate, devour.
A crisis can’t be wasted.
A scab [...]

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Get Your Motor Running

April 4, 2014

(LYRICS)
Been found out?
Been found wanting?
Get up; wake up;
get your motor running.
It’s never too late,
never too far.
Redirect your path;
Find the North Star.
They said “Hope and change”
–we got short-changed.
Doesn’t mean we have to like it.
They say “shared sacrifice”
–meaning “government heist.”
Doesn’t mean we can’t fight it.
History’s created
each minute, each day.
Get hands dirty,
make your mark, have your say.
Kick no [...]

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Verbal Dark Arts

April 4, 2014

(LYRICS)
Lies fly by and drive the media script,
As politicians tighten their verbal grip.
No truth can be told unless twisted apart.
No facts allowed in this blackest of arts.
With political correctness, the elite decide,
What sayings are good or to be tossed aside.
Thoughts are controlled with equal guilt–
They hope independence will weaken and wilt.
(chorus)
Stop the lie: You can [...]

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Rebels in the Coffeehouse

April 3, 2014

(LYRICS)
Take a stand against command & controllers,
Holier than thou chokers, smoke blowing posers.
They pout ‘N shout, creating doubt,
Pushing buttons so you can’t log out.
The system, the machine, the progressive dream
Streams from a narcissistic regime
As it builds a compliant, victim-filled team.
Take a stand against command & controllers,
Holier than thou chokers, smoke blowing posers.
They manufacture crisis with [...]

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