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

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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

thebettsden.com           Blog Sight

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

bettsden@gmail.com  =  Email address

thebettsden.com           =  Blog Site

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

Tired – I Quit 2019-006

TIRED – I QUIT 2019-006
I guess I am just plain tired of many things I do!!! At the moment, I am thinking of my comments on Facebook that I post, primarily. Any that have to do with Trump especially.
TRUMP
Many of the people that read my posts, especially certain ones, have the same opinion about him that I do, so I believe I am preaching to the choir. Any post about him are irreverent anyhow. Some people may disagree with what I say who, like him, but they also remain quiet to what I state.
RELIGION
Another issue is when I post a copy of a blog post on Facebook, especially about any topic regarding religion. Again, to many or some I am preaching to the choir and they feel the same way, perhaps, as I do. Anyone with faith problems, just may not want to hear what I post due to reason I will not state now. I realize this, but I usually posted beliefs that can actually be debated or discussed. Oh well…..
WORD COUNT
Another thing I now know is the fact that my posts are usually set at a total word count of 500-1000 words per post. Some people are conditioned to a power point and bullet point presentation in life with short, concise statements as something they want to take in time to read quickly. I don’t write that way and will NOT do so. What I have to say and post is not something I will or will not do as a twitter dictated word usage of just so many characters and words. That is just me as I am.
I do NOT get feedback from Facebook people, either good or bad about what I write. All, either ignore and do not read or could care less about the subject written, or just plain do not want to take the time to read in detail.
BLOG SITE
So, why bother writing?? I DO post what I write at my blog site, thebettsden.com and that is different. I get people from all over the world who read and sometimes “like” the postings. The total number of people to date following me is over a hundred… WOW!!!
I have posted over 450 posts of many categories and over 3000 views have been recorded to date in the 3-4 years of posts.
I QUIT
Therefore, I am NOT going to waste my time to copy too Facebook anymore. IT does take a procedural effort and I am wasting my time doing so. I could say that NO likes, NO comments, NO shares equal NO interest and I can and do accept that about my Facebook posts.
BUT
I am NOT leaving Facebook and will continue to “like” other posts, post comments about other “normal” things and on occasional, post a saying or picture with words that go with it.
This is NOT farewell, but instead a withdrawal of posting my opinion on certain things in life. So be it…..
Peace,                                                                                  533 Words
Den  Betts
bettsden@gmail.com email address if you wish to contact me privately…..
thebettsden.com blog site which you can access my OTHER posts from now on. Thanks!!!

The Place 2019-002

The Place      2019-002

The Place is not – where it is  at or how did it get there.  The Place is not the when we arrive or why we ended up there.  The Place IS – because it is and that is the reason for its existence.

Many will find it to be magnificent. Some will be in awe to its greatness.  ALL will find it to be the epitome of life everlasting.  The Place does not have tickets for admission but does have a cost for entry.

Once in, there are no rules, but there are expectations, duties, and responsibilities and the like. There are no formal attire requirements for everyone will be the same in entirety and very transparent, for there is or will be no form to cover, to hide from or to see.  You will meet people that you know and be known by all that see and hear you.

Stories that you wondered about before, will be told and then known in detail once and for all. Habits that were formed will be lost, replaced with new standards to live by on a regular basis.  Pains and aches that mattered before will not be factors or anything to be concerned with now.

Past anxieties will be forgotten and any before despairs will be history again, never to see the light of day. The human frailties are a thing of the past, gone forever now.

Communication will be easy, what you say will be understood by all, and what others say you will know instantly the meaning. Universal knowledge will be the norm.

Race, creed, nationality, tribes, clans are gone, but not forgotten, just enhanced for understanding by all.

Peace reigns, love rules, togetherness is the common trait.  Any past hatreds, prejudices, differences are now wiped clean, with nothing to be held against the before thoughts.

If Heaven were to have another name it would be this Place.

 

Peace,

Den Betts

betts@gmail.com     Email

thebettsden.com      Blog site