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Old world wisdom, new world insight – poems, poetry, philosophy, dreams, commentary, ideas


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There is hope

by Lawrence J. J. Leonard

The difference between
being on a leash or in a cage
means that either way, this perspective
still makes for a dog’s life.

Under someone’s thumb
causes every effort to seek out freedom
where it can be found
and forget the ties that bind. Continue reading


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Back ward mask 003 – lies and truth

by Lawrence J. J. Leonard

How bad can it get when someone tells a lie?
That depends on how well versed we are in spotting the truth.

There is a ‘Spectrum of Truth’ that can be universally applied
to all that we think, do and say.

Once we have gone down that slimy, filthy road of lies,
the only way back is to come clean,
and then, of course, to stay clean.

The infinite line from the star light of truth to the abyss of treachery is here: Continue reading


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How to turn on the “Loving Parent” mode when engaging adult children

by Lawrence J. J. Leonard

After years of struggling with old people, old souls, and old habits, I have discovered a mindset that, when engaged, puts a fresh perspective in getting on the good side of misunderstandings, arguments and friendships.  Anyone over 21 years is somebody’s child = an adult child, even if there are no parents. Continue reading


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Four right opinions

by Lawrence J. J. Leonard

Is there such a thing as a right opinion?

From history we know this:

Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus (“The Wise“),
Emperor of the Roman Empire
from 161 A.D. until his death in 180 A.D.,
was the last of the Five Good Emperors

He’s a little bit country and a whole lot of rock and roll. Continue reading


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Protester’s Pocket Guide for Responsible Speech

by Lawrence J. J. Leonard

Being a protester means taking on the responsibility of “the cause”
and if you don’t know what that is,
then you just might be a pawn in someone else’s agenda.

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Sweet and sour

by Lawrence J. J. Leonard

With each down there is an up
as Fall rises in every cup.

Before with worry for the everafter
is tomorrow’s chore, was yesterday’s laughter.

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