September 22, 2011

Children's Day - September 22, 2011: But The Heart Said No

But The Heart Said No
by Michael Jackson (taken from "Dancing The Dream, Poems And Reflections")

They saw the poor living in cardboard shacks, so they knocked the shacks down and built projects. Huge blocks of cement and glass towered over asphalt parking lots. Somehow it wasn't much like home, even home in a shack. "What do you expect?" they asked impatiently.
"You're too poor to live like us. Until you can do better for yourselves, you should be grateful, shouldn't you?" 
The head said yes, but the heart said no.  

They needed more electricity in the city, so they found a mountain stream to dam. As the waters rose, dead rabbits and deer floated by; baby birds too young to fly drowned in the nest while mother birds cried helplessly. 
"It's not a pretty sight," they said, "but now a million people can run their air conditioners all summer. That's more important than one mountain stream, isn't it?" 
The head said yes, but the heart said no.  

They saw oppression and terrorism in a far-off land, so they made war against it. Bombs reduced the country to rubble. Its population cowered in fear, and every day more villagers were buried in rough wooden coffins. 
"You have to be prepared to make sacrifices," they said. "If some innocent bystanders get hurt, isn't that just the price one must pay for peace?"  
The head said yes, but the heart said no.  

The years rolled by and they got old. Sitting in their comfortable houses, they took stock.
"We've had a good life," they said, "and we did the right thing." Their children looked down and asked why poverty, pollution, and war were still unsolved. "You'll find out soon enough," they replied. "Human beings are weak and selfish. Despite our best efforts, these problems will never really end." 
The head said yes, but the children looked into their hearts and whispered, "No!" 


Future depends on our ability to educate our children. Our actions and inaction will shape the way they will grow and impact our world.
We owe them a world filled with love.
 We owe them to try and better ourselves and free ourselves from the slavery of ignorance.

 We can take action to help end injustice all over the world.

"Please keep the family of Troy Davis in your thoughts as well as the family of Mark MacPhail (the police officer killed in 1989.) Two families are grieving tonight, and the world is heartbroken. Love and peace to all of our friends that helped us spread the word and signed petitions. God bless."
It's All For L.O.V.E. blog team


Cassarah said...

Thank you for always watching the world with your heart - no matter what others expect your head to say.

Heads turned our planet into the bleeding world; now it needs our commitment to turn for the better. We have to raise up our children with love, giving them all the confidence, optimism, joy of life and emotional strength they need to learn the language of the hearts.

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