Happy Father’s Day to all the dad’s out there in Germany as well as Happy Männertag! 🙂 Many of us wonder why this is celebrated on a Thursday and not a Sunday like in America. Anika Rieper of More than Beer and
This poem was written in memory of those in Uvalde, Texas, whose lives were cut short way too early in a shooting spree which happened on May 24th, 2022. I wrote this with heavy hearts wondering not just whether we are willing to stop this maddness but if we are able to.
Woke up this morning and saw the news Another shooting but nothing new. 21 people dead, 19 were children 222 shootings, all in five months Cut and pasted but different people Different towns but all the same. Is this the End of Society As We Know It?
Far Away in another World One country invades another Killing its culture and identity Systematically and Indiscriminately Women, Children, no consequences at all. With missiles, guns and torture And threats of nukes for sure. Is this the End of Society As We Know It?
Far away in another region A terror group conquers the country Women and children are put on a leash Like dogs and donkeys and not of humans They want to learn, grow up and be free But any attempts of that pursuit Are met with bullets and stones as a countersuit. Is this the End of Society as We Know It?
Far away in another region A country intimidates another Claims it is not a state With boats and missiles And political fear While other nations Just sitting and watching. Is this the End of Society as We Know It?
Far away in another region Two countries divided for decades Two different systems, personalities and culture They detest each other and test their limits With missiles and propaganda While training the young To follow the footsteps of the elders before them. Is this the End of Society as We Know It?
Closer to home in another region We have conferences about all these social ills One person warns that World War III has begun Another says the conflicts will impact us all Another says we must stop the tyrants Before they hit that big red button Is this the End of Society as we Know It?
In our home country, our lovely home Our politicians are aware of all this They promise and promise But they turn a blind eye. They are afraid of the lobbyists They are afraid of the threats They are afraid for their reputation They are afraid of change. Is this the End of Society as We Know It?
And so back to our home We are all covered in grief We lost all we loved We want it all to stop We’ve been ignored for far too long We’re now at the point of no return Is this the End of Society As We Know It?
I hope it’s not the case We have our hopes and dreams We have our children to care for They like us have hopes and dreams All we want is love and peace And an end to all this madness. We hope it’s not the End of Society As We Know It.
It is spring again, and I try to take Ellie for an outing per week.It is mostly in the weekends as otherwise I am busy with my PhD and she is busy in her Kindergarten 😊. Sometimes we go far,like Belgium or Holland, sometimes close by to some cute little hidden gems of Germany. Last […]