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“Rats” – an introspective by G. D. Grace

After the conversation with my friend, I thought about the final scene in the old fable, “The Pied Piper,” — the one where all the rats followed the powerful tune he played, and plummeted to their demise.

We all have the proverbial rat or rats in our lives, and to rid ourselves of them we must embrace our song, and play the hypnotic tune closest to heart and soul.

We all have that powerful song inside us.

yes…

~GD

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“Save Our Children” – Trayvone – Emmett – Oscar – GD Remembers

Trayvon Benjamin Martin born February 5th, 1995 – perished February 26th, 2012

Emmett Louis Till born July 25th, 1941 perished August 28, 1955

Oscar Julius Grant III born February 27, 1986 perished January 1, 2009

These young men are part of a hideous history of violence against people of color – children in our communities, murdered because they were African-American. This nation, this diverse nation of ours harbor tales of mass lynching, cross burning, assassinations of prolific leaders slain in the prime of their lives. Today, “A Touch of Grace,” pauses to reflect on lives lost at the hands of predators against equal rights for all.

The injustice behind these deaths is a potent reminder of where we’ve been and where we are today. Our judicial system seems a breeding ground for racist who walk among us each day, hating who we are; despising us for not being white. Our parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents lived during a time where water fountains and bathrooms were marked “Colored & White,” as if we were beneath them to even use the same facilities as them, as if our blackness would rub off of us and onto them in swimming pools.

This is why we must utilize education to understand the laws of this land, why we must be smarter than the laws that are used as scapegoats by the cowardice racist that hides behind them. These three young men will never know a future because they were slaughtered and will never see it unfold, never see who they could’ve been.
Each of these senseless murders should serve as a catalyst that forces us to rise and be part of the solution, as opposed to the problem. Behind prison bars we can do nothing, so let us be better than that.

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“Fire of Ambition” – faith-hope-passion-ambition – insight by Author G D Grace

When the fire of ambition attaches itself to the core of our passion, it races through us like summer lightening, striking desolate areas, forever reigniting our lives.

How respond determines the new path we walk, and mountains we’ll climb.

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You gotta stay in it to win it!

~GD

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“The Precise Landing Location” –

Based on the life-changing circumstances I encountered earlier in the year, I have been granted new insight about this existence. The eye-openers were carefully executed, and unlike the earlier transgressions I faced, I approached the new challenges with controlled composure.

I treated the ending as a new beginning — one streamlined with less drama, separating myself intentionally from non-productive relationships that were running this race in one place.

Creatively I have never been more driven to produce a better product — the kind that reaches towards the highest line of excellence and quality. In my vision I can see the precise landing location,

and it is…

Closer than it has ever been.

~GD

Author G D Grace 10-2-13

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When Dr. Maya Angelou Speaks, I listen – reflections by Author G D Grace

Maya Angelou 2014
Something Maya Angelou said during her interview on Oprah’s Life Class on #OWN struck my humility like a church bell; she said [I paraphrased this quote], “Are you a person that people hate to see coming, or one people reference fondly about?”

At the end of the journey will the reflections be laced with regret, or will they be reflections of a beautiful life lived that added hope to others you touched?

Each day we all have an opportunity to be good people, it’s up to us to decide what path we’ll take.

A quote from one of my favorite movies, “A Bronx Tale:” “…there’s nothing worse than wasted talent..”

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“The Music Will Live On” – from the interview with Jeff Dixon

I aim high and I soar free,

With the spirit of musical composition inside me.

I am a vessel for emotion, and I channel feelings through clairvoyance and style

Within me lies tales of love and loss

I am the heart and soul of aspiration

I am that first note that begins the song

And that final note that whispers be strong….

And long after I’m gone the music will live on….

Jeff Dixon 2

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Original Poem recited by host GD
GD interviews Jeff M. Dixon on “A Touch of Grace” the afternoon of Monday 1-13-2014, at 1:30PM[Pacific Standard Time]

Jeff M. Dixon
Future Sound Entertainment, LLC
email: dixon_futuresound@yahoo.co

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“The Purity of Freedom” – from the interview with Eddie Seron-Pierce Jr.

The Purity of Freedom

We are responsible to ask questions for clarification

We were born to evolve and grow in intellect

We were never designed to be oppressed and belittled

Our hearts and mind were built to be loving & compassionate

Our identities are a reflection of our soul, and…

In our souls resides pure freedom…

God bless that purity of freedom.

Eddie Seron Pierce - Publisher 1-5-2014 pic 3

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Poem recited by host GD
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“Inner-Truth” – walking in the light of my own – by Author G D Grace

We enter our lives, growing into what we become. Much of our foundations are built on foreign beliefs and unsolicited rules on how to function in society. In a dictatorship existence the ultimate questions remain:

Are these beliefs credible and solid?
.
Am I living in my own truth, or in the shadows of non-progressive leftovers?
.
How am I certain of what I believe?

Am I walking on intended trails meant for my personal discovery in recovery?

Do I possess the necessary courage to tap into the God in me?

We must ask ourselves questions to find our inner-truth.

~GD
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“Let’s Be More” – recommended recall by Author G D Grace

I spotted in the distance, that which had not been clear.

Clarity’s mission had been elusive for so long and quite the while.

It has brilliant colors; golden from solar, silver from lunar, and it transforms in seasons.

It is a collection of ideas and principles, spiritual and inspirational.

We stand upon the shoulders of those before, recipients of brighter futures from bloodshed lain across global battlefields, so we can be more…

We are more…

Should be more…

Let’s be more…

“I, Artist…”

COMING IN 2014

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The Sleep-Over: Childhood Recollections by Author G D Grace

Life hurls realities at us on a continuous basis.  Some of the stones are as colossal as rouge asteroids floating around in the rigid darkness of vast space.  There is a constant battle for relevance that begins as soon as we exit the womb; when we are cast into an existence molded by historical events that yield laws we are expected to embrace, conform to, and follow.  Though promoted by the conspiracy theorist on an, often, paranoid level, individual thinking gets overshadowed by mass media produced promotions that are subconscious dictations by the powers that be.

I remember taking the “blue” pill [figuratively speaking] back in grade-school.  When self-awareness revealed itself in the form of homosexual desires, innocence received it’s first mental-alteration.  I recall a particular sleep-over at a childhood friend’s home.  I was laying across one of the twin-beds in his room, and he was laying across the other.  Since this occurred several decades ago, I only remember the meat of that uncomfortable discussion.

Dressed only in pajamas, we joked and laughed about random childhood topics and experiences.  As the discussion entered into the second hour, the subject of girls came up.  This is when awkward appeared and slapped me hard on the nose.  It seemed my friend had a crush on one of our classmates, a girl whose name I don’t remember.  I listened intuitively as he described, in physical detail, what he liked about her looks.  Shockingly, I noticed how disinterested I was in the topic of the girls he went into overdrive talking about.  

After hearing enough, I chimed in and announced that I wanted to marry a man when I grew up.  The confused look on his face is one I have never forgotten.  “Ewwwwww!,” was his response of disagreement.  Realizing I had admitted to something that I should not have admitted to, I backed out of my outburst with the grace of a dancer after the dance. 

“I was only playing, dude!  I just wanted to see what you would say,” I nervously countered. 

It was the first time I masked my true sexual identity, and it triggered an instantaneous wall that I hid safely behind well into my 30′s.  

~GD