Hard Times On The Horizon

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Thick, thin, the cupboards 

lean, the mortgage due. We

feel acutely the worry caused

by boom bust cycles every

ten years or twenty years.

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We are blessed with charitable

intent and so the baby will have

milk. The car will be out of gas

and the water bill unpaid for a

while.

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It is time to stockpile candles.

like school kids in poor countries

waiting for books and paper,

unshakable with hope dolid as

trust against the value of belief.

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We will be glad that no bombs

are falling on us. Not yet. We

are safe and need not leave

our towns or cities in search of

bluer skies.

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So long as the banks are sound and

the dollar fighting to become strong

again, Liberty will still embrace

the tired and refused, the oppressed,

and the weak.

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No one out will invade, no threat

will be a threat for long. We

are strong, full of righteous values

to remake the cities and the farms

no matter the challenge, no matter

the pain. 

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Feedom to work will return 

when contracts are renegotiated.

Sweat will accompany the rolled up

sleeve, living will get easier, and

on the horizon, a glow of a better

morning that may blossome into

a better day.

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allets

06-27-16

1017a

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Author's Notes/Comments: 

This is what hope looks like. 

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