Lead skies 

Invaders hang from the sky above, chasing away my sun, mornings and child. From lead skies I come, wrapped in the arms of my enemy.”  -beth


I had the opportunity to speak with a refugee, 

she had come from lead skies, 

her land torn from war, and an uprising of terrorist. 

Writing this prose had taken me some time. Insights to war that have changed me and caused me to question my own understandings of war and wars complexities. My views on war have been pale and short sighted until I met her. She said this to me and I’ll never forget it, stills rings through me. “I have come to be wrapped in the arms of my hidden enemy but of this I dare not speak.” 

For those interested the link below will bring you to the prose. For some this maybe triggering. 

I hope that I have given her words life and her voice a platform. 

Thank you to all who read this. 

http://spillwords.com/lead-skies/

I was called everything but a woman

I am a woman and yet my voice is silenced by those fighting for women’s rights.” -Beth 


I am a women but yet didn’t march for womans rights because I simply asked a question prior to the march, “what is this for, a march against Trump?” I was called everything but a woman,  “supporter of the rape culture, racist, and a misogynist.” So, my voice was surpressed by the very ones fighting for human and women’s rights. 
I am neither left nor right.  I am somewhere in the middle, watching all this erupt, watching hatred grow and self willed agendas of a government win, no matter who gets hurt, the end justifies the means, that’s all that matters, 

not a voice, 

not truth, 

not facts. 

What is the one thing an ideology/propaganda fears most? 

The voice that disrupts it. 

Truth is its own weapon, propaganda needs a wooden bat, needs to demean, tactics or fear to push its ideology and will upon many. 

On a positive, people are going beyond main stream medias and searching for truth, not simply believing what is pumped out. People are talking whether it be about, Yemen, Syria, radicalism, the current division and elite propagandas. So what does this mean(hopefully), a lie fears the truth and truth is being demanded. Instead of the media controlling us, we control the media by demanding facts and true journalism. 

Voices 

Until all voices matter, not all lives will.” -Beth 

What we fail to see is; 

what we remain silent about allows the wrong parts of governments to grow, the wrong parts of human nature to thrive, whether they be on the left or right. 

They all drink from the cup of humanity, drunkards sipping from our thoughts and spewing ideologies over the frailest parts of humanity. 

So,

I closed my eyes to see.

Until we,

no matter the side can sit and hear without labeling and hate,

we encourage this great divide. 

The wrong parts of government will continue to grow, they will continue to feed us through establishment medias and of us, this torn humanity they will drink.