Saturday, June 6, 2009

The Art of Diplomacy

6-6-09 inspired brain

I heard much of President Obama’s speech this week from his visit to Egypt and was happy to see him represent the America I love and I believe in: The America that emits light in a world of darkness and the America that inspires freedom and peace, rather than fear and revenge.

Speaking of “Art and Spirit” yesterday in my blog….. Here is an example of the spirit that came through me a few days after 9-11-2001 and this poem was created with my hand, not necessary by my hand.

I know no one is perfect, but with Obama, I’m happy to see our country being lead towards, justice,... liberty,... life,... and love.

It’s About Time” -America
By Judy Sebern Beachy

Thank you SEPTEMBER ELEVENTH for awakening me from my comfortable middle-age nap.

I was couch potato like-
Lulled into complacency by the rich meal of prosperity,
Over fed by my middle class life.

Groggy as I was-
I didn’t even know I was chosen.
Too sedated to care much of the “other world’s” woes.

The alarm came-
Shocking and too loud to ignore.
No snooze button to be found.
Time to stretch, rub the sleep from my eyes.

Yes, I am now awake-
Called to stand up, summoned to make a difference.
Justice to be prayed for, liberty to protect.
Life to be grateful for, love to spread.

Addendum: For those of you with short memories or who are still in denial, see my fellow blogger’s post from June 5th:


  1. Like this post. Where do you sortable all this memory? Do you have a flash drive or a portable hard drive that plugs into your body? I can barely remember yesterday.

  2. Ann- it must be my "mid" brain... really I'm split in three!