This Week’s Picture It & Write; I’ll Never Forget

Where would the wind blow me to next? I had visisted countries from all over the world. Just when my crew would grow anxious after months at sea, we were granted with our destination. I loved experiencing the exotic incense, strange cuisine, mysterious languages, fantastical tales of another culture. The life of a traveler, a pirate, was one of riches and pleasure. My crew adored me. People embraced me with open arms, the merchants and the whores.

I stabbed the worn map with my dirty dagger. How much wealth could be drained from this petty harbour village? How many slaves could we chain on board? How many would beg for their lives this time?

– Ermisenda Alvarez

I will never forget
when the raiders came

How I hid myself
crying in my shame

As I tried to peek
just a minute to see

If I could maybe spot 
those in my family 

I heard the people running
all throughout the field

Screaming out in their pain
of whips the slavers wield

As they chased after them
I saw none get away

It was in all mylife

the most horrid of any day


I followed in the shadows
down to the sea shore

Where they were loaded up
under the ships floor

When down they had gone
and no more left to see

I ran fast as I could
looking for others than me

But the village was empty
and I was all alone

So I ran to the ship
to let myself be shown

I didn’t want to live there
without all my family

But I died on that ship
that was the end of me.

Teresa Marie  3/31/12 © 

__picture it & write

by Ermilia






































are combined
or stand alone 

have each
of their own 

for speaking
thoughts to convey 

as history
for another day

should be
used much more

is lacking
like never before


Teresa Marie  1/23/12 ©

This Day’s Thought For Monday

Apart from Christ we know neither what our life nor our death is; we do not know what God is nor what we ourselves are.

Blaise Pascal

This Day's Verse

Do not say, “I’ll pay you back for this wrong!”  Wait for the LORD, and he will deliver you.

Proverbs 20:22
The New International Version 

This Day's Smile

An advisor of President Lincoln suggested a certain candidate for the Lincoln cabinet.  Lincoln refused, saying, “I don’t like the man’s face.”  “But, sir, he can’t be responsible for his face,” insisted his advisor.  “Every man over forty is responsible for his face,” replied Lincoln, and the subject was dropped.

Abraham Lincoln

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The Beauty Of Anne Frank

I don’t think of
all the misery seen

Of those angry people
who are so mean

But of the beauty
that still does remain

Not letting the horror
my heart to stain

That’s the beauty of
this precious Anne Frank

When reading her story
how my heart sank

A life of desperation
was forced to live

When she only had
her love to give

A time of terror
hiding in a room

‘Til having no escape
finally met her doom

With tear streaming eyes
I reached the end

Feeling that I had
lost a lovely friend.

Teresa Marie  10/6/11

A Scary Thought


As I read this e-mail that mom sent me, I thought “This is too scary to be true!”  But when I got to the end and found that it was verified through snopes, it got even more so.  Have any of you read this too?  What came to my mind was a tv program that I watched a while back on Christian television, “Jewish Voice” with Rabbi Johnathan Bernis, who is a Messianic Jew.  He was interviewing a gentleman whose name I can’t remember but as I do recal he was a Muslim who had converted to Christianity and had a death sentence on his head.  I forget how high up he was in the Muslim organization that he had belonged to (I’m thinking it might have been the PLO) but he was telling about how they had all these different plans (2yr, 5yr, 10yr) on how to accomplish a particular goal within each time frame and ultimately take down America from within.  In one of those plans, it included getting one of their people in the White House.  So, I feel compelled to “send” this on to you for your consideration.  You can probably go to the Jewish Voice website and find the video of that interview if you want to watch it.  I think the guy’s name was Wallid or Wally or something like that.  God bless, Teresa

We at least finally have a name and face that knew him at Columbia, although the picture looks like a magazine ad.

If he is re-elected in 2012, the US is finished. The following is in simple language that
everyone can understand. Not the gibberish that our government keeps telling
people. Please read this carefully and make sure you keep this message going.
This needs to be emailed to everyone in the USA ..

By Wayne Allyn Root , June 6th, 2010
Barack Hussien Obama is no fool. He is not incompetent.
To the contrary, he is brilliant. He knows exactly what he’s doing.
He is purposely overwhelming the U.S. economy to create systemic failure,
economic crisis and social chaos — thereby destroying capitalism and
our country from within.
Barack Hussien Obama was my college classmate
( Columbia University , class of ’83).
He is a devout Muslim do not be fooled.
Look at his Czars…anti-business..anti- american.
As Glenn Beck correctly predicted from day one, Barack Hussien Obama is
following the plan of Cloward & Piven, two professors at Columbi University ..
They outlined a plan to socialize America by overwhelming the system
with government spending and entitlement demands.
Add up the clues below. Taken individually they’re alarming.
Taken as a whole, it is a brilliant, Machiavellian game plan to turn
the United States into a socialist/Marxist state with a permanent majority
that desperately needs government for survival … and can be counted
on to always vote for bigger government.
Why not? They have no responsibility to pay for it.
Universal health care . The health care bill had very little to do with health
care. It had everything to do with unionizing millions of hospital and
health care workers, as well as adding 15,000 to 20,000 new IRS agents (who will join government employee unions).
Obama doesn’t care that giving free health care to 30 million Americans
will add trillions to the national debt.
What he does care about is that it cements the dependence of those 30 million voters to Democrats and big government .
Who but a socialist revolutionary would pass this reckless spending bill
in the middle of a depression?
Cap and trade. Like health care legislation having nothing to do with
health care, cap and trade has nothing to do with global warming.
It has everything to do with redistribution of income, government control
of the economy and a criminal payoff to Obama’s biggest contributors.
Those powerful and wealthy unions and contributors (like GE, which owns
NBC, MSNBC and CNBC) can then be counted on to support everything Obama wants.
They will kick-back hundreds of millions of dollars in contributions to
Obama and the Democratic Party to keep them in power.
The bonus is that all the new taxes on Americans with bigger cars,
bigger homes and businesses helps Obama “spread the wealth around.”
Make Puerto Rico a state. Why? Who’s asking for a 51st state?
Who’s asking for millions of new welfare recipients and government
entitlement addicts in the middle of a depression?
Certainly not American taxpayers.
But this has been Barack Hussien Obama’s plan all along.
His goal is to add two new Democrat senators, five Democrat congressman and a million loyal Democratic voters who are dependent on big government.
Legalize 12 million illegal Mexican immigrants.
Just giving these 12 million potential new citizens free health care alone could overwhelm the system and bankrupt America .
But it adds 12 million reliable new Democrat voters who can be counted
on to support big government.
Add another few trillion dollars in welfare, aid to dependent children,
food stamps, free medical, education, tax credits for the poor, and
eventually Social Security .
Stimulus and bailouts. Where did all that money go?
It went to Democrat contributors, organizations (ACORN), and unions — including billions of dollars to save or create jobs of government employees across the country.
It went to save GM and Chrysler so that their employees could
keep paying union dues.
It went to AIG so that Goldman Sachs could be bailed out
(after giving Obama almost $1 million in contributions).
A staggering $125 billion went to teachers (thereby protecting their union dues).
All those public employees will vote loyally Democrat to protect their
bloated salaries and pensions that are bankrupting America .
The country goes broke, future generations face a bleak future, but Obama, the Democrat Party, government, and the unions grow more powerful.
The ends justify the means.
Raise taxes on small business owners, high-income earners, and job
creators. Put the entire burden on only the top 20 percent of taxpayers,
redistribute the income, punish success, and reward those who did
nothing to deserve it (except vote for Obama).
Reagan wanted to dramatically cut taxes in order to starve the government. Barack Obama wants to dramatically raise taxes to starve his political opposition. With the acts outlined above, Barack Hussien Obama and his regime have created a vast and rapidly expanding constituency of voters dependent on big government; a vast privileged class of public employees who work for big government; and a government dedicated to destroying capitalism and installing themselves as socialist rulers by overwhelming the system.
Add it up and you’ve got the perfect Marxist scheme — all devised by
my Columbia University college classmate Barack Hussien Obama
using the Cloward and Piven Plan ..
“Correctly attributed” says snopes!

We at least finally have a name and face that knew him at Columbia, although the picture looks like a magazine ad.