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At the beginning... and now

At the beginning it was proclaimed
that there were truths.
These truths were self evident
and granted to us from God.

Life… to live and be equal to all others.
Liberty… freedom from control, having independence.
A right to pursue happiness… to dream and fulfill ambitions.

These truths are fading from our lives.
May they be reborn and held in the highest esteem.

At the beginning it was established
and given to us as a precious gift,
to be the guiding rule to those who
we choose to trust and to govern us.

A government
of the people,
by the people,
and for the people.

and not…

A people
of the government,
by the government,
and for the government.

The gift has seemingly been misplaced.
Let us pray it is found again and championed.

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Just a guy who loves to write; poetry, lyrics, short stories and random thoughts… it is my passion. Photography is my second passion as I love to capture the world around me… to make time stop and to savor a subject forever.

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  • Donna19
    Donna19over 2 years ago

    Amen and pass the crying towels. :( Well said of something we are all feeling tonight. About all we can do is pray when we are talking about politicians Rog. I’m with you in this boat friend and sadly there are no life jackets. x

  • And it seems the last four years this boat was running through rapids. Finally we see a bend in the river only to find more rapids facing us. Yes my dearest friend, pray we must… and eat chocolate and hold fast to the notion of smooth tranquil water lies a head. Thanks for commenting hun.

    – Roger Sampson

  • shutterbug261
    shutterbug261over 2 years ago

    it has most definitely been misplaced….let’s hope it’s found soon. realy well written, rog

  • Thanks Mike (if I may call you that). We must find it, clean it up and make sure all we know embrace and cherish it. Thanks so much for reading my friend.

    – Roger Sampson

  • Rikki Woods
    Rikki Woodsover 2 years ago


  • Hello my songstress – hope all is well with you and the family. Thanks so much for reading my words Rikki. And may we all teach our youngins the beaty of our country and to let no one take it from us. And if all else fails… we’ll just rock on!!! :)

    – Roger Sampson

  • evon ski
    evon skiover 2 years ago

    A timely well written piece about high ideals. You are being featured this work in Art and Ink so Free. Congratulations Roger.

  • yvonca, I truly thank you for the feature, it is an honor. The best to you and this fantastic group.


    – Roger Sampson

  • Sandra Fortier
    Sandra Fortierabout 2 years ago

    Great words. You are truly blessed with the ability to express yourself. I’ve been reading quite a few of your comments this evening and just had to drop in to look at some of your work. Very interesting.

  • Thank you so much Sandra, this is quite a nice comment and very much appreciated. As you have probably discovered, I am basically a writer… tis my passion. I do a bit of photography as well and find it to be a fun and creative avenue. But writing…ahhhh :) Thanks again Sandra.

    – Roger Sampson

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