One Universe. One Earth. One People. One Spirit.

I came across this blog by  Sheila Kennedy as l lay in bed this morning and l want to share it as it reflects a lot of what l believe. I don’t live in America and l don’t pretend to understand all, if any, of the subtleties of living in that great country. But l do know racism and hatred when l see it and l despise the violence engendered by it and those who perpetrate and facilitate it.

http://sheilakennedy.net/2015/06/charleston/

We cannot be complacent here in Ireland. With the surge  in immigration over the past decade racism, overt and subtle, verbal and violent, has raised it’s ugly head more and more often. I’ve heard it in conversion. I’ve seen it on the streets. When l was young there was no racism in Ireland. But that was easy, as there was nobody to be racist towards !!

Bob Marley’s song, “One Love”, has been on a loop in my head all day. There’s an anthemic feel to it that I’m relating to today. Feel the groove and let’s all sing together ! ( I have included the lyrics 🙂 )

ONE LOVE ( Lyrics )

One love, One heart
Let’s get together and feel all right
Hear the children crying (One Love)
Hear the children crying (One Heart)
Sayin’ give thanks and praise to the Lord and I will feel all right
Sayin’ let’s get together and feel all right

Let them all pass all their dirty remarks (One Love)
There is one question I’d really love to ask (One Heart)
Is there a place for the hopeless sinner
Who has hurt all mankind just to save his own?
Believe me

One Love, One Heart
Let’s get together and feel all right
As it was in the beginning (One Love)
So shall it be in the end (One Heart)
Give thanks and praise to the Lord and I will feel all right
One more thing

Let’s get together to fight this Holy Armageddon (One Love)
So when the Man comes there will be no no doom (One Song)
Have pity on those whose chances grove thinner
There ain’t no hiding place from the Father of Creation

Sayin’ One Love, One Heart
Let’s get together and feel all right
I’m pleading to mankind (One Love)
Oh Lord (One Heart)

Give thanks and praise to the Lord and I will feel all right
Let’s get together and feel all right

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About queasypaddy

I am a musician, sometime poet and songwriter, a budding artist and a separated, retired primary school teacher, in a happy relationship which is caring, sharing and supportive.
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2 Responses to One Universe. One Earth. One People. One Spirit.

  1. JustClaud says:

    Reblogged this on Wander of Claud and commented:
    We are all ONE TOGETHER

    Like

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