Sunday, July 3, 2011

Heart it

Freedom is. . . 
When 
The pursuit of happiness
Becomes 
Our personal priority to
Celebrate 
The freedom we enjoy  
As the sounds 
of the 4th
Start to be heard.
Fin



True freedom can not happen
 until all of God's children 
are free around the world.



Martin Luther Kings Address at March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom (Aug 1963)

Excerpt
" Now is the time to make justice a reality for all of God's children...."
...."And when this happens, when we allow freedom to ring, when we let it ring from every tenement and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, "Free at last, free at last. Thank God Almighty, we are free at last."
 for the entire speech go here: Martin Luther King 

images: 1st smashing magazine;
2nd Willamette River-- Sellwood -Portland Oregon Eagle & nest ;
3rd tumblr:Earth light



19 comments:

  1. Wonderful words Joany,
    Happy 4th of July.


    Yvonne.

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  2. Oh yeah.. you said it and very well!!

    Happy 4th of July Joanny! Sunday hugs xoxox

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  3. So there is still no freedom despite the fact that so many years have gone... Greetings from Poland, I am back from holidays:)

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  4. Beautiful Joanny:)
    Happy fourth of july:)
    Hugs from,

    Berit.

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  5. Always thought provoking. Thanks for playing along with the Sunday 160 and have a terrific 4th.

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  6. Amen to this wise words dear Joanny!
    Great 160!

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  7. A nice post full of sensitivity. Freedom is within us, within every human being, but there are some (or many) who insist on not revealed. Freedom is a universal value that all people are entitled. I wish you a happy summer.

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  8. I like your message Joanny and realize though we can experience a sense of freedom, the full version will be much better.

    I hope your 4th went well.

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  9. Very nice words Joanny..... lovely blog.

    warm greetings from Holland,

    Joop

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  10. I hope you had a good time on the 4th of July. Thank you for the beautiful post.

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  11. Once more, my poetic friend you have dived deeper....and brought to light the truths for which I am ever grateful... :)
    Your pen has a magic all its own Joanny~!

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  12. Beautiful, wonderful words. We take our freedom or granted. It is such a gift. Mona

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  13. J'aime Martin Luther King et les Américains qui lui ressemblent.

    Roger

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  14. Hi Joanny, nice to be reminded of how far we have come and how far we have to go.. Always room for improvement. Great thought provoking post. Carla

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  15. GLAD YOU GOT OFF THAT HORSE, TEE HEE--

    HAVE A GREAT THANKSGIVING LADY

    YVONNE

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  16. Wonderful words! Beautiful poetry, I can get the message you're sending out clearly. Congratulations on a job well done. :)

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  17. Thinking of you.. miss you too.
    yvonne

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  18. Just popped my uncombed head in for a peek
    and a short read. When the snow melts I'll be screaming free at last too..
    yvonne

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