Terrorism in Philadelphia #5

Terrorism in Philadelphia #5

Welcoming refugees is a beautiful way to fight the Islamic State

Nicolas Henin-French Journalist who spent 10 months in ISIS Captivity

So, it really comes to a road,

one to higher light one to lower

one to higher light one to lower

Who we are as humans, who we are as beings

do we remember hope or do we live with fear

Do we live with fear,

our constant knife in our constant back

Should we become armed and delirious

fearful of every crowd, every outing, every time

we meet for more than one or two, oh no-

Do we seek the higher light

Embrace the other as ourselves

Embrace the other as ourselves

Remembering we were once the other

Remembering we

It is not the easy road to take

to leave the hate and fear at the roadstop

to leave the hate and fear

The road to higher light

is never- but is always-

About bobsmall1

Bob Small has read at Bacchanal, Barnes and Noble, Borders, The Booksource (Swarthmore), The Clark Park Festivals,Community College of Philadelphia Highwire Gallery, The Mad Poets Annual Food Fest Reading, The Middle East Restaurant, Nexus GalleryThe Painted Bride Arts Center, The Philadelphia Ethical Society, Robin's Bookstore The University of Pennsylvania and also in New York City, Trenton, NJ, Washington, DC, and in many Delaware Valley Venues. He is the author of numerous chapbooks, including El Otro Lado (with Maralyn Lois Polak), On watching America Die, Small Steps and Toes (with Lamont B. Steptoe), and The Unapoet. This is his first Reading in over a year. Bob Small was Founder and President of the two decades old Poets and Prophets, which presented Poetry Readings in both Delaware County and Philadelphia. Bob was the Chair of The Delaware County Green Party and was the First Green Party Candidate in Delaware County (2005). He was also a Green Party National Delegate, among other duties. He is the Founder and Facilitator of The Pennsylvania Ballot Access Coalition (PaBac), which is a Coalition of both Independents and Third Parties., seeking to legislatively improve Pennsylvania's Ballot Access Laws. (Facebook) Bob is also a founding member and Facilitator of Democracy Unplugged, and Delco Debates, which has presented Independent and Third Party Forums in Delaware County since 2004. Facebook) He was formerly involved with Cinema Resistance, and Delco Pledge of Resistance. Bob currently lives in Swarthmore with his wife and their menagerie of animals. He is currently focused on writing a Novel and organizing his Poetry, which he posts on his Blog (Bob Small1). He is retired from most of the above activities, except Delco Debates and Poets and Prophets, which he may return to.
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