Walking into History

Upon a gilded balcony, history along with a couple of jokes was made.

Jorge became Francis and the world was given another reason to hope.

A good and humble, he thinks more of the poor than himself and now is pope.

He choose to walk a simple path , may God’s grace shine down,

As he leads a people who need guidance and his willingness to listen.

Their world is changing and they need  a new path forged,

Not retreat to the old one.

* A note on this poem, I was raised Catholic but do not attend services anymore. My faith lead me in another direction. The Catholic Church will always be my first spiritual home and I truly hope that today signals something positive for the church, its people and the world. 

Dear Cancer….

Dear Cancer,

I believe that this is the second time that we have had this discussion. It is clear to me that you didn’t listen and now you have teamed up with some friends, Bullying and Stereotyping.  A person’s friends say a lot about them.  Your friends are really not helping you.  Oh and you still suck.

Seriously, it is bad enough that you feel the need to hurt people, but now you are bring in your friends to help you humiliate them.  Do you know how much bad karma you are earning?  You will never advance in the wheel of life to the cherished position of adored house cat if you keep this up. People already fear you there is no need to make it worse.

So tell you friends that they need to back off.   Not every cancer is deadly, though the all should be treated as soon as possible.  There is no reason to spread the rumor that a cancer diagnosis is a death sentence.  People with cancer are also not weak or being punished by God.  Last time I checked, which was by the way recently, Christianity was a faith about hope and love, not hate and destruction.

Nor should cancer patients be bullied by folks into sitting back and taking it easy if they feel like they can do something.  You take so much away why mess with their dignity.  If people are really concerned then they should just ask the patient if they can help or what they can help with.  At least let them try to if they fail don’t make them feel guilty. It is actually good to exercise while undergoing treatment as long as it is approved by the doctor and the patient is feeling well enough to do it.

You aren’t winning by the way.  This is the fifth time that you have attacked my Grandfather and he is still fighting.  You may succeed in taking his life, but never his dignity.  My co-workers who have also come under your hideous attack are still working and showing there students what strength is.

It is time to start picking better friends and leave people alone.


P.S. You don’t get to call me, Lu.