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Happy Freedom day!

“For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.”
― Nelson Mandela

Freedom Day is the commemoration of the first democratic elections held in South Africa on 27 April 1994.  These were the first post-apartheid national elections to be held in South African where anyone could vote regardless of race.

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“You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words.
We are in the beginning of mass extinction and all you can talk about is money and fairy tales of eternal economic growth. How dare you!”
-Greta Thunberg


I have fallen into the silence
of a universal beat,
feeling the upheaval
of things obsolete…

I’ve been moved by the cry
to save our world from greed
watching as the children, bravely intercede…

I’m one with the unfolding
of sacred beliefs,
calling the mystics
to rise up and speak…

in the very beginning
love formed the void,
how close we’re coming to our earth being destroyed…

there’s a new awakening in this epoch of truth,
be like sages
and give them back their youth…



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Happy Birthday, Madiba…


Every year on Nelson Mandela’s birthday,
the people aim to highlight his 67 years
of selfless dedication to fighting for peace,
reconciliation, and democracy by doing good for others.

It’s one day of the year
where people are asked
to spend 67 minutes of their time
performing selfless acts for the less fortunate…

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Remembering Youth day…

“Our children are our greatest treasure.”
-Nelson Mandela


Youth Day is a day South Africans pay tribute to the youth that was ambushed by the apartheid regime police in Soweto on 16 June 1976. On June 16, 1976, thousands of black students gathered to protest from their schools to Orlando Stadium. … Hundreds of students were killed as a result

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*Nkosi sikelel’ iAfrika (Xhosa)

“Nelson Mandela’s birthday is today, and the call is out for people everywhere to celebrate his birthday by acting on the idea that each person has the power to change the world.”

madiba quote

So today in honor of Nelson Mandela’s 100th birthday, people around the world are giving 67 minutes of their time to help another person. It’s a small gesture of solidarity with humanity and a step towards a global movement for good.

In the streets of the city
his light radiates,
in the hearts of our nation
his truth permeates.

Father of Africa,
your legacy survived,
we lift each other’s burdens,
so love can arise!

*The meaning of Nkosi sikelel’ iAfrika (Xhosa) is “God (Lord) Bless Africa”

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For Satish

“Tell the truth, traveller, or you create issues hard to overcome later.”
― Elaina J. DavidsonThe Kinfire Tree

steve on mountain

Dedicated to my Sage also named *Satish by his friends from India, my beloved son.
Your honesty was truly noble……..

What happens when great Sages pass,
are their words lost
in a heedless morass,
does the sinkhole of broken dreams,
confine their residual beams!

Hold on to the raw honesty of being;
give courage to souls out there bleeding!

Crimson rivers of honesty,
inspire us
to grow consciously!

Keepsakes of what being human really means,
embedded with a soulful guarantee!

Particles of pain,
trying to explain!

throw down your mask,
and pen
dark rhapsodies,
relinquish this hollow humanity…

*The name Satish means “one who speaks the truth”.