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"Me, A Name I Call Myself"

12 Years Ago


I stand up for myself and my beliefs,
I stand up for those I love, 
I speak my mind, think my own thoughts 
and do things my own way. 
  
I won't compromise what's in my heart.
 
It means I live MY life MY way.
It means I won't allow anyone to step on me. 

I refuse to tolerate injustice
and speak against it!
 
I take time for myself instead of being everyone's maid or doormat.  
 

I have the courage and strength to allow myself to be who I truly am and won't become 
anyone else's idea of what they think I "should" be.
I am outspoken, opinionated and determined. 
 
I want what I want and there is nothing wrong with that!

So try to stomp on me,
 try to douse my inner flame,  
try to squash every ounce of beauty I hold within me.  
You won't succeed.. 

© 2008 Valor JS

I'll Care! I Don't Care!"

12 Years Ago


"Are we fighting a war on terror or aren't we? Was it or was it not started by Islamic people who brought it to our shores on September 11, 2001? 
Were people from all over the world, mostly Americans, not brutally murdered that day, in downtown Manhattan , across the Potomac from our nation's capitol and in a field in Pennsylvania ?
  
Did nearly three thousand men, women and children die a horrible, burning or crushing death that day, or didn't they?
  
And I'm supposed to care that a copy of the Koran was "desecrated" when an overworked American soldier kicked it or got it wet?..Well, I don't. I don't care at all.
  
I'll start caring when Osama bin Laden turns himself in and repents for incinerating all those innocent people on 9/11.
I'll care about the Koran when the fanatics in the Middle East start caring about the Holy Bible, the mere possession of which is a crime in Saudi Arabia .
  
I'll care when these thugs tell the world they are sorry for hacking off Nick Berg's head while Berg screamed through his gurgling slashed throat.
  
I'll care when the cowardly so-called "insurgents" in Iraq come out and fight like men instead of disrespecting their own religion by hiding in mosques.
  
I'll care when the mindless zealots who blow themselves up in search of nirvana care about the innocent children within range of their suicide bombs.
  
I'll care when the American media stops pretending that their First Amendment liberties are somehow derived from international law instead of the United States Constitution's Bill of Rights.
  
In the meantime, when I hear a story about a brave marine roughing up an Iraqi terrorist to obtain information, know this: I don't care.
When I see a fuzzy photo of a pile of naked Iraqi prisoners who have been humiliated in what amounts to a college-hazing incident, rest assured: I don't care.
  
When I see a wounded terrorist get shot in the head when he is told not to move because he might be booby-trapped, you can take it to the bank: I don't care.
  
When I hear that a prisoner, who was issued a Koran and a prayer mat, and fed "special" food that is paid for by my tax dollars, is complaining that his holy book is being "mishandled," you can absolutely believe in your heart of hearts: I don't care.
  
And oh, by the way, I've noticed that sometimes it's spelled "Koran" and other times "Quran." Well, Jimmy Crack Corn and-you
guessed it-I don't care !!
  
*In case we find ourselves starting to believe all the Anti-American sentiment and negativity, we should remember England 's Prime Minister Tony Blair's words during a recent interview. When asked by one of his Parliament members why he believes so much in America , he said: "A simple way to take measure of a country is to look at how many want in.. And how many want out."

© 2008 Valor JS