Sunday, May 24, 2015


Thoughts from the Fishbowl

The Depths of the World

Sekai no Fuka-sa

The world is filled with fluid shapes.
Muffled sound bounces round;
consumed by the dissipated
ground for languid liquid stasis.

A dark form pushes a paw
inside my law; testing for life
inside the wetness. Licks lap
heaven with many taps
to test lest thirst
sharpen hunger
for my burst
of thunder.

I see that my sight
does not perceive light outside
the sphere of perception
for my world, but
I believe that intuition
based on experience extends
beyond my extension
of pretension regarding
the breadth for existence.

I can hear sound bounce off
the roof of the world, but salvation
calls for civility in survival. What
movements preserve dignity
for existence?

Reason orders knowledge
for the experience of law
in the struggle for survival
based on testable methods
for discovery by experiment.

Grace sanctions faith with love
for the dove in the search
for the idea of order.

The dove builds her home
in a community with a place
in space. The crow goes where
food is to be found without having
to kill. Predators roam to the place
their prey considers home. Killing
is just for the necessary convenience
of sustenance.

Even predators do not kill
their own kind by design.
Death occurs at random
while defending turf.

The terms for engagement
are arranged by defense.

War is a whore for profit.

If condemnation were reserved
for every error, who could stand?
Forgiveness is forged by mercy
for the merciful.

considers violent crime
or cruel oppression as a
cause for correction
by incarceration;
not destruction
of the person
as the cause.

Objective personal perspective
is for our non-discriminatory social view.
Justice is for the improvement of the world.

I have called for salvation
as civility in social relations
despite the struggle for survival.
The call came from the depths
of my soul in the safety
of my home.

I requested dignity
from deep in the heart
of the world. The request
came from the quest for the best
as derived from the test
in the context of the contest.

My soul longs for love
more than darkness
waits for dawn;
more than Mars
declares glory
for the morning.

Faith in love is my redemption.

for CR

1 Out of the depths have I called to you, O Lord;
Lord, hear my voice; *
let your ears consider well the voice of my supplication.

2 If you, Lord, were to note what is done amiss, *
O Lord, who could stand?

3 For there is forgiveness with you; *
therefore you shall be feared.
4 I wait for the Lord; my soul waits for him; *
in his word is my hope.

5 My soul waits for the Lord,
more than watchmen for the morning, *
more than watchmen for the morning.

6 O Israel, wait for the Lord, *
for with the Lord there is mercy;

7 With him there is plenteous redemption, *
and he shall redeem Israel from all their sins

Sunday, May 17, 2015


Vanessa Hudgens as Cereza: "Machete Kills"




from Ps.1

The right to vote makes a republic democratic.

The power to declare war has been used to undermine
rights since the inception of the conception.

Plutocracy undermines democracy
more than any other power.

When war is declared or enacted in fact,
rights are diminished beyond recognition.

When the death penalty is used
to institute genocide,
justice is pushed out
of the legal system.

Racism is bad; sexism as well.
Sectarian religion promotes strife,
but plutocracy is the worst.
It takes money from everybody
and gives it to those who need it least.

Morality has declared plutocracy illegal.
War has to be outlawed to preserve
the representation of rights.

The death penalty has to be abolished
to protect justice in the legal system.

Rights are the fruit of power.
Power is the product of labor.

We pay for government with our taxes.
We have the right to free trade
with prosperity. We have the right
to liberty in the law with justice.

Happy are those who do not choose
the will to power over others.

Happy are those who do not use
the threat of death or damage
to make a profit.

We delight in moral law.
Scientific goodness as defined by needs
leads perception into objective perspective.

Personal perspective goes gonzo
when prejudice drives action
into discrimination, but happiness
rules when objectivity values virtue.

We are like trees planted by the water.
We bear fruit in due season. Our leaves
do not wither. We prosper
with achievement in performance.

Our legacy will not be blown away
like chaff in the wind. Judgment
will have mercy for the merciful.

Fortune will favor the mind
that prepares a place for love
in time.


1 Happy are they who have not walked in the counsel of
the wicked, *
nor lingered in the way of sinners,
nor sat in the seats of the scornful!

2 Their delight is in the law of the Lord, *
and they meditate on his law day and night.

3 They are like trees planted by streams of water,
bearing fruit in due season, with leaves that do not wither; *
everything they do shall prosper.

4 It is not so with the wicked; *
they are like chaff which the wind blows away.

5 Therefore the wicked shall not stand upright when
judgment comes, *
nor the sinner in the council of the righteous.

6 For the Lord knows the way of the righteous, *
but the way of the wicked is doomed.

Sunday, May 10, 2015


Lucy Liu as Sadie Blake in "Rise"

from Ps.98

The sky was so high,
the air took my breath away.

Giant planets cruised along
the astral highway.

Crying for lying,
the milk moon shone gray
this May. The atmosphere betrayed
the time for a new song.

The old song had been going on
for so long it was killing the lawn.
No growth? No green to be seen
for the fawn.

The Nemean Lion is homicidal intent
for the hero who is bent on making rent.
The mission maker’s impenetrable hide
is not plebian for kingdom, republic
or any side.

It protects the ‘right’ to take money
for the security of advantage
for the wealthiest kind.

The fangs do not rise as missiles against lies.
The missiles fly against the right to life
in any size. Sigh.

Leo is sighing for all that is spent
to make it look like the war against peace
is meant to win strategic advantage
with courage for ascent.

Care for the poor
provides victory for more
than pandering for war.

Mercy evokes memory
with desire for emulation.
Cruelty imposes damage
on the sensation of elation
for justice. 

Violence shows others
how not to behave
for the nation.

Misperception requires
the correction of affection
for deception.

Faithfulness earns honor.
Honor with honesty
sanctifies reward.

A world betrayed
by deception for profit
from violence honors
truth for justice
by non-violence
more than the motive
for betrayal.

Let your labor sing.
It’s your music.
You choose it.
Don’t lose it.

Sing for freedom
with justice. There
is no greater love.
It is the foundation
for morality.

Ps. 98

1 Sing to the Lord a new song, *
for he has done marvelous things.
2 With his right hand and his holy arm *
has he won for himself the victory.

3 The Lord has made known his victory; *
his righteousness has he openly shown in the sight of the nations.

4 He remembers his mercy and faithfulness to the house of Israel, *
and all the ends of the earth have seen the victory of our God.

5 Shout with joy to the Lord, all you lands; *
lift up your voice, rejoice, and sing.

6 Sing to the Lord with the harp, *
with the harp and the voice of song.

7 With trumpets and the sound of the horn *
shout with joy before the King, the Lord.

8 Let the sea make a noise and all that is in it, *
the lands and those who dwell therein.

Sunday, May 3, 2015


Rosario Dawson as Laura Vasquez in MIB2
  from Ps.22

Joy is praise for life.

My praise is for joy
in the assembly of people.

 I will celebrate life in the presence
of those who assemble for love.

The poor will eat and be satisfied.
Those who share providence will share
the satisfaction. Those who seek love
will raise praise, “May your heart
dare to care for others.”

Gratification will be remembered
to the ends of the earth. The families
of the nations will feel warmth with gratitude.

Leadership is the heritage for responsibility.
Responsibility acts with transparency
in accord with accountability.

Those who have passed into the past
celebrate blessings from experience
for progress in leadership with joy.

Our ancestors lived for hope.
My soul lives for faith.
Our descendants will live for love.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015


Scarlett Johansson
as the Black Widow


fm. Ps.119

Whatever begins to exist has a cause.
The universe began to exist.
The universe has a cause.

The experience of existence forms an idea of being.
Being exists as more than the idea of it.
The experience of existence exists
as more than an idea.

Nothing greater than the greatest idea of being
can be conceived to be greater.
If majesty exists in the mind,
it also exists in reality. 
Nobility exists in reality
as well as the mind.

Greatness is not defined by causing destruction or damage by cruelty or violence. It is not defined by deception or the accumulation of capital irrespective of the law.  It is better to oppose war and the death penalty, than to believe in the 'right' to destroy people and property as though there were divine approval for it.

Opposition cannot be destroyed by killing people.
Opposition to killing is reinforced.
Is war to be preferred to peace?
Is any religion to be defined by
an 'anti-Islamic' policy? No.

How are statutes an expression of law?
General authority lies between specific
and absolute simplicity.

My understanding
will guide perception
to value objective perspective
in the midst of subjectivity.

How is law related to morality?
The goal of responsibility
prevents the perpetuation of harm.

My judgment will reject the condemnation
of people; accept the rejection of deception
for the destruction of rights; and keep
that responsibility which is mine.

Each person has liberty in responsibility.
All people have entitlement
to protection against exploitation.
Everyone is responsible
for respect.

How is morality defined by rights?
It is not defined by money. It is not limited to
the special interest of increasing advantage
for the rich in accumulating capital to increase
their assets. It is not subordinate to the authority
to declare war to protect invasion, occupation
and genocide as ‘defense.’

Rights are for people by design
and as the functional product
of taxation. Goodness
obtains objective standing
by the design of nature
in providence for basic needs.

Morality is for goodness
as an expression of balance
in rights for people.

Government may not dictate
law by war for the profit of few
or many.

How do rights direct executive authority?
Executive authority may not claim absolute power.
No one is above the law. Not even all are above it.
The law is for each and all.

Executive authority
can only override
that which is harmful
to public policy
for the rights
of people.

No one is above the law.
Not even all are above it.
The law is for each and all.

Nadie está por encima de la ley.
Ni siquiera todos están por encima de ella.
La ley es para todos y todas.

Personne ne est au-dessus de la loi.
Pas même tous sont au-dessus.
La loi est pour chacun et pour tous.

Никто не стоит выше закона.
Nikto ne stoit vyshe zakona .
Даже не все над ним.
Dazhe ne vse nad nim.
Закон для всех и каждого.
Zakon dlya vsekh i kazhdogo.

Niemand steht über dem Gesetz.
Nicht einmal alle sind darüber.
Das Gesetz ist für alle und jeden.
Κανείς δεν είναι υπεράνω του νόμου.
Kaneís den eínai yperáno̱ tou nómou.

Δεν είναι ακόμα όλα είναι πάνω από αυτό.
Den eínai akóma óla eínai páno̱ apó af̱tó.
Ο νόμος είναι για το καθένα και όλους.
O nómos eínai gia to kathéna kai ólous.

Nemo plus iuris.
Nec inde omnia quae supra rationem.
Lex enim omnia et singula.

Méiyǒu rén néng língjià yú fǎlǜ zhī shàng.
Shènzhì dōu shì tā shàngmiàn.
Fǎlǜ shì gèbié jí quánbù.

Daremoga hōritsu no uede wa arimasen.
Na iso no ue ni atte mo, subete ga arimasu.
Hōritsu wa, sorezore, subete no tame no monodesu.

누구도 법 위에 없습니다.
nugudo beob wie eobs-seubnida.
아니 그 이상도 모두 있습니다.
ani geu isang do modu issseubnida .
이 법은 각각 모두를위한 것입니다.
i beob-eun gaggag modu leul-wihan geos-ibnida.

Sunday, April 26, 2015


Choose to make your choices.

You are your way.
Make the right choices.
Choices define character.
Character is your statement
about who you are.

Your Way

Need is my lead.
I will not bleed for greed.

I will lay back in a field of green;
to look to heaven to see what can be seen;
to chew on a long stem of grass;
to think about which path to pass;
to look upon that which is close at hand;
to oppose presupposing by plan.

I will not deny fear of evil or strife.
Fear gives light for sight in life.
You are with me by faith and heart.
Comfort slows my racing start.

Trust will be re-written.
Inequality will be de-commissioned.
The table will be for discussion and debate.
Reason will rule without hate.
My head has been anointed with oil and sweat.
My income has been overrun by debt.

Surely goodness and mercy sustain the wait.
My life will dwell in this house of heart by faith.

Monday, April 13, 2015

The Public

Girls Generation

 Res Publica



from Psalm 133

It is pleasant when people live
together with respect for life.
Il est agréable quand les gens vivent
ainsi que le respect pour la vie.

It is like the precious presence of agreement
in a community living in communion
with the essential essence of our existence.

It is pleasant when people live
together with respect for life.
Es agradable cuando la gente vive
junto con el respeto por la vida.

It is like the dew that falls
with the exaltation of exhalation
from the heights of the heavens
to the constructions of our creation.

It is pleasant when people live
together with respect for life.
Zhè shì lìng rén yúkuài de, dāng rénmen de shēnghuó
 zài jiā shàng duì shēngmìng de zūnzhòng.

Our designs reign even in the rain
when they stand in accord with
the intelligence of nature.

It is pleasant when people live
together with respect for life.
Hito ga sunde iru toki, sore wa tanoshīdesu
 issho ni seikatsu o sonchō shita.

It is pleasant when people live
together with respect for life.
사람들이 살 때 즐거운
salamdeul-i sal ttae jeulgeoun
함께 생활에 대하여.
hamkke saenghwal-e daehayeo .

Psalm 133

A Song of Ascents.
1 How very good and pleasant it is
   when kindred live together in unity!
2 It is like the precious oil on the head,
   running down upon the beard,
on the beard of Aaron,
   running down over the collar of his robes.
3 It is like the dew of Hermon,
   which falls on the mountains of Zion.
For there the Lord ordained his blessing,
   life for evermore.