National Debt 2019-015

The national debt clock (at usdebtclock.org) shows an updated figure and is continual, based on spending and also includes revenue and other neat facts to know. I encourage anyone to go there and see for yourself, what our leaders have done, good or bad, for our grandchildren to try and pay for and is theirs to ponder in the future.

 

National Debt  2019-015

 

An obscene figure

I can tell you for sure,

One that will stay

with us, forever more.

Our lawmakers have taught us

spending’s not hard.

We even do it now

with our own credit cards.

It is a law, I’m told

that it must be paid back

But, by whom though, and

in what year, in fact?

 

They, in Congress, deserve the barbs,

the cruel cartoons, and other such.

For being so very irresponsible

and careless, so much.

The money we earn

and send to Uncle Sam

Is spent so very fast

With a “I don’t give a damn”

The National Debt is

a disgrace and a shame,

But, look in the mirror

and take part of the blame.

 

You keep re-electing the

same people – over and over

Isn’t it about time to

send some –out to the clover.

It is time for a change

and to get some new blood

Before the monster debt

buts us in a quagmire of mud

Do something about it

and take some credit

For being a person

who hates the national dept.

 

In January 2019 it stood at $21,966,016,300,

an obscene number, that keeps growing daily.

 

 

Den Betts     bettsden@gmail.com   Email

thebettsden.com         Blog Site

Wind Spirit 2019-014

When something happens, at times we might just accept and not question. So many things have occurred in my life, that make me think, wow!!!! Not to give thought, but just to know, we are NOT alone, His Presence is always there.

 

Wind Spirit     2019-014

 

A spirit in the wind

caresses my cheek softly,

Then whispers in my ear

Shivers travel up my spine

Then down my arms: I close up.

 

My eyes travel up – then over,

narrowing, trying to ascertain

the feeling, wanting reality.

Primeval fears escape once more,

the unknown factors of life have

arrived; I quake then swallow

 

What is this: something there

near me, surrounding me, touching?

My mind rebels, nothing!  Imagination

rules, I am convinced – I think!

 

What unknown forces, unseen ones,

past life personifications are there

incarnating the aura of my being?

Gone.  My mind playing tricks on itself

I agree; figments of self-fears coming

to the forefront – foolishness felt.

 

A look in the mirror to refresh, mouth

open as I stare at the form of a kiss on

cheek, made with dust, borne by the wind.

 

Peace,

Den Betts       bettsden@gmail.com  Email

thebettsden.com          Blog Site

Silent Song 2019-013

Don’t ask me what this means, as I wrote this during a period of time whereas my mind was convoluted and in disarray. I do believe I understood it then as I wrote it, but now, I am grasping as to the why and what of then, and that is now.

Silent Song 2019-013

Mindless melodies contorted with rhyme,

Playing parodies in the present time

Lingering lyrics float in the air,

Stating sentences of a care, a dare

Fractural fibers leap in sine

Creating chaos in the mind of mine

Wandering wisps of static substance

Forever lost, but not forgotten.

Peace,
Den Betts         bettsden@gmail.com email
thebettsden.com blog site

Winter is Here 2019-012

I  checked the forecast today and cannot believe, no, do not want to believe the 4-8 inches of snow predicted for this weekend.  Plans are changed, giving into the drudge of winter weather, looking forward to spring…….

Winter is Here   2019-012

 

Cotton balls cascading

down upon brown earth

Fluffy formed drifts

blanketing the quiet dale

 

Spiraling steeple throwing

out ringing sounds

Echoing every nook with peals

of each bell

 

Street lights sending out

rays of speckled light

Dazzling diamonds formed

six sided facets- shining

 

Winters wind dancing

its way midst the wildwood

Singing songs of harmonic

flow to those that hear

Winter is here

Peace,

Den Betts        bettsden@gmail.com    Email

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Past – Present – Future 2019-011

What is TIME?  It is {or are} periods of existence, that is all. We can waste it or try to save it (will not work) or just use it the best we can. A time machine has not yet been invented, so we cannot go forward or backward physically, but we can be thankful for  having lived it and hopefully it will be a continued life experience.

Past-Present-Future     2019-011

The past is done

And the future’s begun

Dwell not on yesterday

As life goes on, regardless

Of events of the past.

 

Today is tomorrow’s history

As yesterday’s is today and

Tomorrow is yesterday’s

Future as it is also today.

 

Think positive of the morrow

As the hopes of today are

Life rafts in a sea of despair

Nothing is so bad that can’t

Be changed in the future.

 

Peace,

Den Betts       bettsden@gmail.com    Email

thebettsden.com           Blog site

Real World 2019-010

We ALL like to watch the shows on NETFLEX, or cable TV where we are taken to a near or far away place to watch actors portray their heroes or villains. We are given time to get snacks, go to the bathroom, etc., during the commercials. It is all made up, and we are released to go back to reality again afterwards. Not so, for the real stories that take place across America and the world.   There is no pausing, no end, no release from the turmoil’s that are a daily life of living.  It   IS   the Real World

Real World     2010-010

 

The world of make believe

as shown on magic screens

belies the life outside

in the real scope of things

 

The good in white and bad in black

speaking lines from written script

made to look and sound sincere

as they are in life

 

So much violence, death

and destruction, shown in

neat packages ending in the

hour or the half

 

Streets with the true villains

anguish and hardship, tells

the real stories that can’t

be shown in depth or time

 

Den Betts

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Ethics, Character, Integrity 2019-009

Ethics, Character, Integrity       2019-009

This title is NOT about the political arena that was foremost in people’s minds in November of 2016? It  could be about something or someone currently in the spotlight or not…. Or is it?

No, I refer to the overall lack of the 3 words in the subject title, by some people, that ignore them and instead have other agenda’s they desire and want and live by today.

When did we start to ignore or discount things or feelings of belief, faith, and that hard word, righteousness, which counteracts the title 3 words?  I ask, have we relegated our beliefs of decency and redrawn our standards of living to appease our desires to fit our lifestyles today?  I hope not!

Is it time to restructure our thinking to where we change ourselves to return to a life of where we can live with ourselves in a better way internally, involving ethics, character and having integrity?

Today, a law should not be made to fit the moment, but to last a goodly period of time, and to address the subject at hand.   We could, instead of rushing to appease, make them to be fair and decent, after discussion by all parties.  Bi-partisan agreements are good generally, but unfair dictates are not good for anyone.

The masses are sometimes led by the minority, which is fine, but the overall “good for all” is still a factor to be considered.  The minority are sometimes forgotten about in the scope of things but have to be included in the final outcome in some cases. A complex quandary at times, but one that needs to be addressed.

The character of people is challenged by events and situations at times, but those moral or mental qualities are most distinctive to the individual in almost ALL cases. It is what becomes our nature, our temperament, our distinctive makeup of who we are in life. Our essence of who we are comprises our character and it is usually for all to see and hard to hide from in life. We will be found out eventually, where our identity will be seen by all. The truth will prevail, always……

Therefore, our integrity is or could be at question.  The old saying of integrity has to be earned not given to one is still a factor today. If we are a continual liar in life, doing things that are not good, and our character becomes questionable, our integrity will suffer.

Being good at something, or at least getting credit for it, does NOT mean you would be a person involving the subjects three attributes.  Perhaps these words could be the judging words of those we have as leaders in this great country of the United States of America!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Peace,

Den Betts            bettsden@gmail.com    = email

                                thebettsden.com             = Blog site