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05 November 2007

I bring my better angels to every fight

On this Monday I find our Earth rather Manic.

Iraq
Pakistan
Dafur
Afghanistan
Iran
South Africa
China

Wednesday, the 7th of November, an amazing phenom known as the
Peace Globe Movement will overflow the Blogworld, MySpace and Facebook with The Blog Blast For Peace. Strangers and friends from thirty-some different countries (wow!) and forty-some states here in the US.

Thanks to Mimi Lenox (of
Mimi Writes)…literally hundreds and hundreds of us all around our Earth have created our own Peace Globes. Mimi has several templates to choose from…as well as a selection of banners. Just about anyone can personalize their Peace Globe with pictures and words of their choice.


Sometimes I think that war is necessary….
but every night I do indeed pray for peace on earth.

There is one man responsible for totally turning me on to country music…(truth be known if he wasn’t married I’d get him to turn me on in every way known to womankind.) He has two or three dozen songs that have touched my heart. The lyrics from this one are especially true for me.

Love Me If You Can - Toby Keith
(lyrics below)




Sometimes think that war is necessary
Every night I pray for peace on earth
I hand out my dollars to the homeless
But believe that every able soul should work
My father gave me my shotgun
That I’ll hand down, to my son
Try to teach him everything it means

I’m a man of my convictions
Call me wrong, call me right
But I bring my better angels to every fight
You may not like where I’m going
But you sure know where I stand
Hate me if you want to, love me if you can

I stand by my right to speak freely
But I worry about what kids learn from TV
And before all of the debating turn to angry words and hate
Sometimes we should just agree to disagree
And I believe that Jesus
Looks down here and sees us
And if you asked him he would say

I’m a man of my convictions
Call me wrong, call me right
But I bring my better angels to every fight
You may not like where I’m going
But you sure know where I stand
Hate me if you want to, love me if you can

visit more "Earth" posts with Morgen who hosts Manic Monday….at
It’s a Blog Eat Blog World

21 comments:

tegdirb92 said...

what a wonderful MM post! Can't wait to visit on the 7th. Have a pleasant Monday.

katherine. said...

thanks Bridget...you can play too...smile

Oswegan said...

Yeah, I'm with you on the peace prayer. We need it.

Nice post.

~Oswegan

Jamie said...

A great post as always and I love the song. This week should be fantastic with the Peace Globes. I hope Mimi gets on TV for starting a movement.

Bond said...

Wonderful post today Katherine...Thank you for the words and song...I was not familiar with it...

Odat said...

Love the song...
Peace

Kat said...

When I was a kid we used to scare ourselves reading Revelations. I haven't been to church in years, but those words keep running around in my head lately: "wars and rumours of wars, flood, fire and famin."

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

That says it all. Very well done. Have a great MM. :)

Misty Dawn said...

Wednesday is definitely going to be spectacular! I'm so looking forward to it.

david mcmahon said...

Hi Katherine,

I agree with John Lennon. Give peace a chant.

By the way, I'm so glad you liked my sunset shots last night. Yes, a jumper is a sweater/ pullover.

Sorry - I normally explain all Australianisms but this one slipped under my radar!

Travis said...

Happy MM!

Mel said...

Perfect lyrics to end today with.

I bring my better angels to every fight
You may not like where I’m going
But you sure know where I stand
Hate me if you want to, love me if you can


Perfect.

*hugs*
Thank you.

Jeff B said...

Unfortunatly wars have always been part of the fallen human existance.

I think they're all terrible for one reason or another.

Peace would be such a great alternative if it could only happen.

Diesel said...

Everything is ok now. Gore won the Nobel Peace Prize.

Can't you feel things getting more peaceful?

katherine. said...

oswegan: lots going on around the world these days.

jamie: yep...she has done a great thing

Bond: again? you and I have very different music circles

odat: me too! Peace.

kat. yeah the Jehovah Witness people were telling me the same thing...sigh....

Sandi: thanks....I can't get your site to feed...hmmm...

katherine. said...

Dawn: its kinda special to be a part of!

david: always the punny guy...smile. Thanks for the translation!

Travis: back at you guy.

Mel: I do try to bring my BETTER angels... hugs back!

Jeff: yep...and oh yeah!

diesel: I'd rather him have the nobel AND the oscar as long as he doesn't have the Oval...

roentarre said...

The words of the song truly touches me!! Beautiful lyrics, straight out of a genuine compassionate heart

Matt-Man said...

All you need is love...Cheers!!

Bond said...

I am just not into country is all....

Desert Songbird said...

It is an incredibly delicate world in which we live. What happens halfway around the world affects us all. Would that everyone understood that.

Mimi Lenox said...

You know I love this post. (see email) Inspiring, Katherine. The words to this song are amazing. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Songbird is right. What happens halfway around the world affects us all. Well said.

It's not even BlogBlast Day yet and I'm already crying. You should see what's in my mailbox!!