Wednesday, October 12, 2011

The Family Tree

One tree outlives the mighty oak
Because it's made of special folk,
Through generations changing form,
Providing shelter from life's storm.

Our parents' parents and before,
Who may have lived on distant shores,
They root our lives in memories;
We're nourished by their histories.

A sturdy trunk that lends support
And gives us care of every sort--
The fathers, mothers, uncles, aunts,
Who nurture us like tender plants.

The children, branching toward the sky,
Have brand new dreams and deeds to try.
And babies, buds that seem so small,
Will flower so the tree grows tall.

............................(By Jim Wolf)

Tuesday, October 4, 2011


      F ever two were one, then surely we.
      If ever man were lov'd by wife, then thee.
      If ever wife was happy in a man,
      Compare with me, ye women, if you can.
      I prize thy love more than whole Mines of gold
      Or all the riches that the East doth hold.
      My love is such that Rivers cannot quench,
      Nor ought but love from thee give recompetence.
      Thy love is such I can no way repay.
      The heavens reward thee manifold, I pray.
      Then while we live, in love let's so persever
      That when we live no more, we may live ever.

      by: Anne Bradstreet (c.1612-1672)


HEN first I loved, I gave my very soul
      Utterly unreserved to Love's control,
      But Love deceived me, wrenched my youth away
      And made the gold of life for ever grey.
      Long I lived lonely, yet I tried in vain
      With any other Joy to stifle pain;
      There is no other joy, I learned to know,
      And so returned to Love, as long ago.
      Yet I, this little while ere I go hence,
      Love very lightly now, in self-defense.

      by: Taj Mahjomed

I've Learned....

Marriage is for woman the commonest mode of livelihood, and the total amount of undesired sex endured by women is probably greater in marriage than in prostitution. Wives are young men's mistresses, companions for middle age, and old men's nurses. Marriage to most is to start where mothers left. I learned that very few understand the true devotion of marriage vows.  It reminds me of a song by Tina Turner..." What's Love got to do...."

Some people put up and shut up and give their life into a miserable future in a marriage. This is not healthy for all who are connected with the marriage be it the couple, children and the external family. The ultimate problem lays in the couple who stick it out for all those years for the sake of the kids, money, time invested in each other, social, religious or family commitments, status or whatever their reason may be to hold that marriage together ignoring their own feelings for the external feelings and commitments. Then comes a time that we get all the freedom and the money we want to live comfortable but your heart is not comfortable because the dreams, goals and senses are lost and there is no vision for tomorrow.