Building inside out,
while others insides
are being ripped out.
while others are buried in them.
How can we justify starting over when others lives are over or struggling to stay alive?
The remorse we feel as we sit in a daze
hands tied for fear of genocide.
Barbarians stop at nothing bombing mothers and babies ….
our only hopes for our future.
The pain and suffering of this mad man can’t be fathomed while we watch in disbelief.
This trickery of hell
While shaking in our boots, staying strong just waiting for relief.
We drag our bloodied bodies knowing truth will prevail.
We can not let them win and not soon enough they’ll fail.
They might take our homes and bodies but they can take our souls that carry on
weary and heartbroken these barbarians will have their day,
keep building Bridges of love and faith
raising our voices and opening our hearts and pockets.
Another hitler on the run, we never thought this day would come.
Our hearts continue holding bleeding hearts while repairing from the inside out.
We drag ourselves from the fire and through the tears we stand our ground in a war that should never have been.
During these unspeakable times, I find it hard to feel deserving of building and reconstructing what i have been dreaming of for so long, while i watch others being destroyed in one fell swoop in the rubble and shambles. While our hearts ache, we must stay strong, keep our vision and love. Wishing you love and blessings as you hold both places of love and grief.
Love and Blessings,
If you are looking for ways to help, our friend David at Skeptic’s Kaddish is supporting his wife Margarita Gorodnitsky, in her efforts to send money to Ukraine, as am I. I personally don’t like to donate money on sites and am hesitant if things actually make it to the intended place and question if it is a secure site.
The big advantage of donating money through her is that it’s going directly to purchases for people in Kyiv that are being requested by the people in Kyiv that are friends and colleagues that she personally knows and talks to everyday. While there are a lot of big organizations contributing to the cause, they often donate what they think people might need, rather than what people say they need.
Margo (David’s wife’s nickname) is donating what people are requesting. She already purchased 32 first aid kits, which she sent to Kyiv with Ukrainian construction workers who were working in Israel and who chose to return home to fight… and further purchases will also be sent home with other Ukrainian construction workers working here in Israel who are flying home.
Thank you so much Margo!
Her PayPal information is the same as her email so feel free to reach out to her if you have any questions. firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you, Cindy, for expressing so well what we all feel about the Ukraine. Shame only that we don’t have someone like Churchill here and now. Where would we be today if he didn’t declare the war on Germany?
You’re so welcome Joanne and thank you for your contribution during this sad unsettling time. Isn’t that the truth. Great point you raise!
It’s a heartbreaking situation.
It so is Sadje! 💖🙏💖
Amen. Thank you for saying what we fel so well.
Thank you my dear friend Rhonda! Sending love to you!💖💖
This unfathomable situation is hard to put into words for me. You did it perfectly. Thank you. Keep praying for peace 🙏🤗❤️
That means a lot as I know exactly what you mean Scott! I’m definitely praying and sending light and love and to you as well! Thank you! 💖🙏💖
Love and blessings to you, Cindy! I’ve been through a bit of a dark night of the soul regarding this, and come to the conclusion that I can’t let fear and despair rule my life – that way, the forces of darkness have already won! Here’s hoping for better times on the horizon 🙏❤️
Thank you dear Ingrid and to you! It has taken its toll for sure and you are so right. lots of love.. no words really 💖💖🙏
Let dream come true, and let the dreams save the world ❤️
Amen Manuel 💖🌈🌈🙏🙏
Heartfelt poem Cindy ❤
Thank you so much dear Sheereen! 🌈🙏🌈
It’s heart breaking.
ugh, I know Resa… thanks for your contribution and sentiments. 💖💖🙏🌈🌈
💖💖🌈 you were in spam but no more.💖
Very heartfelt one cindy ❤ ♥
So much appreciated Vani! 💖🌈🙏
Your picture feels very deeply meaningful, all feeling poet hearts are tender with shock and grief about this reality unfolding. So difficult to justify the disaprity in what we as humans get to live as blessings while watching the horror of others. Just breathing Gratitude in and out, and ways that our time here be fulfilling for ourselves and others – our planet needs all the peace, love and joy we can cultivate through our being and living. You expressed so deeply and beautifully in your poem, it helps me sit with the sentiments.
What a beautiful affirmation to truly breath in our joy and gratitude while we sit in dismay as we never know how our lives will change on a dime and we need to enjoy what we have while we have it and yes send joy. Thanks for being such a supportive person … i appreciate you! 💖🌈🙏
Well said, Cindy.
thanks Keith… sadly so! 💖😢 You were in spam… 🤷♀️
hold both places of love and grief…wonderful words Cindy…🕊🤍💙💛hedy
Thanks dear Hedy.. i know you know 💖🌈
Such a touching and heartfelt poem, Cindy. Beautifully expressed, my friend. 💕
“We drag our bloodied bodies knowing truth will prevail.
We can not let them win and not soon enough they’ll fail” 💕🙏💕
Thank you so much Grace. These are lines I knew you would resonate with. I appreciate your support always dear friend. 💖
You are so welcome. I sure did. My pleasure .💕
A grabbing reality, that so many Americans have not felt weight or the waging of being wiped out… That’s why so many Americans can afford to be petty, because they have no ideal of what it is like to be a race that is trying to be wiped out or a country one must flea…My clouds are your clouds…I did not plan on saying this much…but it is so moving to think all we have here and yet all we do is murmur and complain! Much love and respect for the tender heart you possess!
oh thank you so much Tony for sharing and commiserating with me. Together we will put our clouds together and make tea and sip together in harmony. Today at the market, I notice price jumps so high after I got the high paying gas and started to complain inside and just zipped it when I remembered how lucky we are to have food. Awww thank you so much for your touching tender words. 💖🌈💖
Cindy Oh Why
Oh Why Does The Human
Species take So Much From
Each Other and the Rest Of
Giving For the
Joy That Becomes
Receiving More of Abundance
Of the Nature of LoVE WiTHiN It’s True
War And Peace Starts So Very Close to HoME
The Home Within Gardened Inhaling Peace Exhaling
Love or Tribute to Lesser Than Naked, Enough, Whole, Complete
Increasingly With the Positives and Negatives Of Modern Information
We aRe Globally
Moving, Connecting, Co-Creating
ThiS WaY iN A Place With No Sun or
Moon Or Really Even Any Time, Distance,
Space or Matter of Things As the Arts And Sciences
In Bits And Bytes of the Records of What
Humans May Give BacK NoW More than they
Take For it is True i Am Consuming Little to No
Natural Resources Connecting to You Now so Free This Way
For It’s True Perhaps the Worker Bees of the World Will Continue
Laying Down Avenues That Create More Peace Than War my FRiEnD
As the Expense And Expanse of A High Definition Virtual Reality That Feels Nearly the
Same As Blood And Other Stuff on Our Own Soils And Souls of Humanity mY FRiEnD
Taste of War
Feel More Like
Living Blood For All
Perhaps War Will Finally
Bring Global Inhales of Peace
And Exhales of Love We All Feel And
Sense Together as One Body and Blood of LoVE Worth Keeping my
FRiEnD SMiLes Dear FRiEnd i’ve Already Lost my Soul for 66 Months
Once i Have Enough Hope Coming Back to Life Now For the Rest of the World Indeed…
Yes, We These Giving Sharing Caring Healing Living Trees Spreading Leaves of Love
Of Peace Now
And So Much More…
Thanks For your Very
Inspiring Soul Felt Poem
And Today, Since 3.10.2013,
Is actually The Date i Published
my First Blog Post on ‘Blogspot’ 9 Years
Ago Glad to Celebrate The Actual Day Again With You Dear FRiEnD..:)
thanks Fred and what a special day for you. Congratulations! 💖💖👏🌈
SMiles Dear Cindy
Thanks So Much
Of Course i
Spent A 9th
[…] Stay Strong…Building Inside Out […]
This poem is so appropriate, thoughtful, and emotive, Cindy. I wish it wasn’t so true.
I am so with you Marsha … it’s truly a nightmare. Thanks always for you support! hugs and love 💖💖
Our hearts are with innocent people.🥺
Yes indeed they are Laleh! 💖🌈
Oh my goodness Cindy, your expression through your prose is shared by so many of us. History continues to spin a new take on an old injustice. I can’t even watch the nightly news right now, because I think the lastest catastrophes from yesterday simply left me depleted.
But honey, I so agree with you that they may try to take what we have, our homes, our bodies, but they can’t take our souls unless we sell it to them…and that ain’t happening if we can help it. 🤨 Your photo of contemplation with your remodeling project adds a special touch to your sentiments. Bravo girlfriend, but the truth hurts! 😔😥🙁
I know Kym … I wish I didn’t have to write it but it was what came and you are so write about all of what you are saying. It’s so primitive, raw and unthinkable. Although I try to stay away from the news, I can’t help but watch it. I keep hoping beyond hope it will end and it will be over and there will be a sudden turn. That’s so much for taking time to share and always being here for better or worse. hugs and love to you 💖💖💖
You ask very challenging questions in your poem. It is hard to see the destruction and the refugees, while we have a warm house and cozy bed. Well done, Cindy.
It really is Dwight, it’s not easy for sure. It’s so painful! Thank you for your share 💖
You are welcome!
A beautiful poem; is powerful and speaks to me of the deep love we hold for our fellow human beings in Ukraine. Sending them love, prayers, and blessings. Wonderfully poetry, Cindy. 💙💛🇺🇦
Thank you so much Dear Jeff and I wish I wasn’t writing that and it’s surreal to me still. Indeed that’s all we can do at the moment. You’re a gem of a friend. Thanks truly for always being here and so supportive of my work. 💖🌈💖🙏
Full of so much emotion and truth, Cindy. Your words and your spirit are powerful! 💪🏻 Bravo for sharing the word about Margo’s efforts – I emailed David yesterday, asking him if I could do the same thing. A wonderful community. ✍🏻💗
Thank you so much Michele. I’m glad you could feel it and I wish I wasn’t even writing about it. It is such a time that we need all the support we can and i trust them. Isn’t it wild that we can reach this far and wide with our community that we are so blessed to have. that is the gift. oh that’s awesome!!! 💖💖🌈
You are welcome. It is difficult, if not impossible, to feel complete joy when there is so much suffering in the world. It is our human obligation to show compassion and help in any way that we can. Thanks for sharing your light. Best to you. 🤗🌞
It’s so true Michele. It truly is! You’re so welcome and I so appreciate yours! 💖💖🌈
Wonderfully penned as always Cindy…and something we all feel terrible about..war has never done good to anyone. How can this not be understood by the men in power is beyond me. Hope peace prevails soon ✌️💖
Always so good to see you and thanks for sharing your heartfelt thoughts. it’s so out of our comprehension! have a great day! 💖
Thanks so much, Cindy! I shared this on my Twitter account!
you’re so welcome! oh great and so much love to you too! 💖🌈
“We drag ourselves from the fire and through the tears we stand our ground in a war that should never have been” this has made me emotional. Lovely piece ma’am, has my heart🤗
Oh yes it’s a sad time and so true but easier to share it with friends like you. Thank you so much Suvi! 💖🌈
It sure is, praying for everything to be resolved at the earliest🫂
i soooo agree!💖
The force of your words is uplifting, Cindy. Mirroring what most of us are feeling.
Thank you for that personal pronoun written with a common small letter.
Thank you truly for your words Pat! in some weird way it helps hearing from each other even though I’d rather not be writing about it.
oh you’re most welcome! 💖
I know just how you feel, Cindy. Hugs!
Thanks and you too 💖💖
Such a profound poem so well composed, Cindy. Why this war and when will it end. We are all feeling very bad for the Ukrainian citizens. Hope all will stop in a few days. Lovely post.
Oh thank you so much Kamal. I know it really is just tragic. lots of love to you today my dear friend! 💖🌈🙏
You are always welcome Cindy and lots of love and hugs to you too dear.
awww thanks tons and back to you!💖💖
Such a heart-wrenching poem. I felt every word of it. I myself feel as though I’m out of words in this trying time. Just numb. Thanks for speaking out, Cindy, and for providing the info for donations. We can stand together and do our best and hope it’s enough.
Thank you so much Mike. I know you had to and it’s as you say and wish we didn’t have to but I think we all need to. oh it’s the least I can do. Stay strong, sweet, tender and loving like you are! 💖🌈
Your poem makes me realise —
“they’re no difference of signs, languages, blood or identities, we are humans.
Killing a human is equal to killing ourself.
We should behave friendly. Afterall it return back to us, in several ways.”
your words are so wise Lokesh and set foot on my heart 💖
“Killing a human is equal to killing yourself.”
sending love to you! 💖🌈
Thank you so much. Please keep writing.✨😃👍
Truly a beautiful and thought provoking poem dear Cindy, another Hitler on the run indeed who would’ve thought we’d witness something we learned in History would’ve been much better if it remained History. Sending you much love my friend. ❤️❤️❤️❤️
Prayers for Ukraine
always and forever!! 💖💖🌈
It’s hard to maintain a balanced perspective, isn’t it? Be joyful for your new home and be compassionate for the strife overseas. It’s not either/or.
it really is VJ. Yes, that’s the job to hold both with equal love and light. Now it isn’t and justice has got to prevail. Thanks a lot and love seeing you on Keith’s site as well! 💖🙏🌈
We’re all over the place, lol.
hahahaha totally! 💖🌈🙏
I felt my heart tinkling with great dread at the reading of this. It’s truly happening as we watch. I psychopath, a misanthrope, a bully, a … oh all the names for this goddamn bloody dictator, has decided to hold the heart of the whole world on his hands. It really pains me too, dear C. I stand with Ukrainians in prayer. May they emerge victorious. 😌😌💐💖
*a psychopath, a misanthrope…
Totally true Lam!!! 😡😢
Yes, sadly true. This man Putin and his cronies 🤔😢🙏
I feel your heart and shared feelings and have in all of your comments on this dreadful situation. Even knowing there has always been killing and fighting there is something so sickening about this fight for me and maybe it’s because there was an illusion that we were done with this kind of barbaric behaviour by now. It’s so surreal. Lots of love to you my dear friend. Prayers continued and love to you and many blessings. 💖💖🙏🌈🙏💖💖
Imagine! I too hoped that in this century such a whole-hearted acrimony and violence against a people was now only sellable in movies and history books; but now as it stands out, history repeats itself, and the unfortunate has returned and is here with us. Quite tormenting indeed! Much prayer and hope is needed here. 🙏 💖🌈💖💖🌈💖🙏
What a beautiful poem on the war in the Ukraine. A heartfelt piece to a horrific war. I just keep praying that it will stop. I don’t know where this will end but if it doesn’t stop I think we all have an idea. Everything in God’s time and I don’t know where things will stop but this is heartbreaking. Love you sweetheart. Big hugs and great writing. ❤️🤗🙏🦋🙏
oh Joni, thank you truly for your heart, love and appreciation of my piece during a painful and unfathomable time in our lives. I am with you all the way. I so appreciate you wonderful kind words.. Thank you so very much and so much love to you! 💖💖🌈🙏
You are so very welcome my dear friend. These are crazy times indeed. Beautiful writing. Love and hugs back to you Cindy. Let’s just keep praying it will end. Love you, Joni ❤️🤗🦋🌹🌻🙏
totally my dear friend Joni and thanks for the love and hugs again! That’s all we can do.. love you so! 💖🌈
I so appreciate your heartfelt words, Cindy. Agreed, it is difficult to think of what those poor people must be enduring and still carry on with life as usual here. You’ve done such a good job pouring your love and empathy onto the page. Love and prayers to the Ukraine & to you, my beautiful friend. 🌞
oh thank you my dear friend Lisa! It really is hard to even verbalize but when the words come I write and I’m glad to hear they were received the way your loving and giving heart reflects such truth and light. Thank you for your love, your light and always being here in support. It truly means the world to me! 💖🌈🙏 xo xo xo 💖🌈🙏
You are so kind, Cindy, and I am so fortunate to receive your kindness regularly! 🙏🙏🙏
Backatcha, sister! 🌞
awwww love you! 💖
Love you too, girlie! 🥰🌞🙏
Heart breaking situation! Your poem expressed so deeply the anguish we all feel. 🙏🏼❤️
So is Punam and yes I do agree with you my friend.. so sad😢💖🙏
Delicate heartfelt words Cindy! This is the unfortunate reality of war. In the end, truth will prevail but with the cost of everyday people’s lives. Hope the place does not become uninhabitable. I feel blessed to be in a safe place. We soldier on in our own way…
Your words penetrate deeply Amit and I appreciate your taking time to share your words. Thank you so much! These truly are the question and well said and therein lies the question…..
“truth will prevail but with the cost of everyday people’s lives. Hope the place does not become uninhabitable”.
Fingers, toes and heart crossed!
I Do as well and blessed for your presence! Thanks so much 💖🙏🌈💖
Beautifully penned ❤ I hope everything settles down soon and I hope just as everybody was helping Ukraine to fight, everybody will still be there helping Ukraine to stand back up and rebuild itself from the ruins.
Oh thanks so much Ishika! I am so wishing, praying, meditating and hoping beyond hope for the same thing.! Thanks truly for sharing! 💖💖🌻🙏
In time soon hearts learn how to heal at slow phase and yet marks will un noticebly gone in due process,
thanks for your kind thoughts. 💖🌻🙏
love and blessings to you as well, Cindy as together we hold both places of love and grief as we keep hope alive for those who cannot right now.
We must do what they cannot.
Thanks for sharing. xoxoXO
Yes indeed and thanks for reading!
It will suffice,
If humans can just be humans,
The pollution of human mind,
Is choking the humanity & this planet.
oh so true.. life is so unpredictable and I can’t believe we are back to this. Thanks truly! 💖🌻🙏
Powerful words….and love and empathy is the answer.hate would only bring chaos .i hope people understand
Oh thanks so much for appreciating my words and resonating with them which inspires me. I hope beyond hope too! 💖💖🌻🌻
This situation is horrific! My parents went through WW2, and growing up it’s been one bloody crisis after another. When will it end?!? Your piece echos many of my own thoughts, Cindy. Thank you.
It truly is and I’m so sorry to hear that about your parents and it is in our faces once again at a time we could never dream it possible. it has to stir up so much for you as it does so many of us. I sure don’t get it and I needs to end! You’re welcome and thank you.. We will stay strong together. 💖💖🌻🌻🙏🌟
We have to! <3
The same thing is happening to Palestinians in Palestine, sadly…
Yes is is horrible for sure.. 😢😢💖