Thursday, November 19, 2020

Welcome to Day 11 of the WATCH "RWISA" WRITE Showcase Tour! @nonniejules @RRBC_Org #RRBC #RWISA #RWISAWRW

 


Today is the last day of the phenomenal Watch "RWISA" Write Showcase Tour! Each day for the next ten days, you will be introduced to an incredible author and a new writing piece. Join me in welcoming Nonnie Jules today! :-)


…IN THE WORLD OF WE

 

We often hear that music is the universal language.  It is the avenue to bridge all divides –

racial divides

gender divides

political divides.    

But, in the midst of all the division,

each party holding court in their respective corners of the ring,

ears lightly tickled by the sound of the simple “IMAGINE” by John Lennon,

wafting through the musky air of tear gas, rubber bullets and water cannons -

a mist of standstill calms the noise

…and in mere moments, the eyes of "independent" onlookers are pleasantly greeted by the most beautiful and welcoming sight -

…bodies slowly rocking

…hands collectively raised

…waving side to side

…all in unison  

…chanting

 “Imagine there’s no heaven. It’s easy if you try…”

The 2020 US election has ended. The people have spoken.

What's left behind?  A world of anxiety and angst – wrapped in feelings of wondering when the bombs will drop, or when the other shoe will fall.  And although I’d like to point fingers here and maybe even call a few not-so-pretty names, my daughter sits beside me as I write this, an ear to measure the "nice" level in my words, the child guiding the parent.  Roles reversed, she gently reminds me that the original goal of this message is unification - therefore, I will stay the course of peace.

In this moment, acknowledging that my conscience of decency is bigger than any emotion that might be stirring the embers of fires that have burned deep inside me for the past few years - neutrality is my cohort, and we will not take sides. 

Instead, all that will be allowed to roll off my tongue is FACT…

one reign is ending  

and another about to begin.

Some exultant…

others despondent

Yet, now is not the time for either.

Yesterday is gone,

today almost a memory,

but what awaits us in tomorrow

is what WE decide it will be. 

This is not the land of us and them –

this is the world of WE. 

WE decide what, who and how WE want to be.  

Do you resemble love, or, are you wearing the likeness of hate?  

What adorns your heart, a choice only you can make … for you. 

So, I have made my choice - and it is firm and true!

I choose love. 

To love,

to be loved,

to speak love,

to exude love,

to live love. 

Because I know that what I send out into the world, will be exactly what the world returns to my doorstep.

It is for that reason that I shall...

remain steadfast in my vigilance –

cognizant of any negativity that might try to seep in or out of my pores –

Skillfully suppressing the desire to gloat in the face of the so-called “losing” side. 

I’ve too much pride...to stoop so low.

The 2020 US election has ended.  The people have spoken.

There were no losers. 

WE are a world of winners.

Remember, WE decide

what

who

and how

WE will be

in this...

beautiful

colorful

everchanging

world of WE

"Imagine there's no country
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people living life in peace...

It’s all easy if WE try.”


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14 comments:

  1. Hi, Yvette! Thank you for sharing Nonnie's beautiful piece of inspiring writing!

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  2. Thank you, Yvette, for sharing Nonnie's lyrical poem. I've never seen the streets break out into celebration as did this presidential election did. The poem captured all of the emotions on the day and the need for us to come together.

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    1. I agree. We do need to come together as one nation. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Linnea. :-)

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  3. Thanks, Yvette for hosting me! Jan and Linnea, thanks for your support! So appreciated!

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    1. It's my pleasure, Nonnie. I really enjoyed your poem. :-)

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  4. What an inspirational piece. John Lennon's Imagine is also one of my favorites. Great job, Nonnie. Thank you, Yvette for hosting.

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    1. It's a timeless song, isn't it? Thanks for stopping by, John. :-)

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  5. Nonnie, I love the John Lennon Trailer. I always loved his talent. Congratulations.

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  6. Hi Yvette, this post by Nonnie is ideally showcased here. Nonnie, your positive and happy attitude shines through. John's song is certainly one of my favorites. Thank you for the added insights. Rox

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    1. I appreciate you stopping by and supporting Nonnie, Rox. :-)

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  7. What a wonderful piece about unity and healing. Words to live by! Well said, Nonnie. Thank you for sharing, Yvette.

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