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This is all about life. The things happening to people who are down on their luck. Addiction, homeless, it goes on and on....

TENDER LOVE AND CARE Take a look around, what do you see? I see homeless, hungry, it could be you or me. Strange times, in the places that we live, So many out of work, we have nothing to give. I see scared people, funny look to their eyes, Lost souls, desperation in their cries. Most have families, they sleep in their car, Every night, the kids wish upon a star. I hear people say, it’s their own fault, their lowlifes, These are families, moms, dads, kids and wives. The cost of living, is off the Rector-scale, It's like paving the highway to hell. The Government is of no help, they put us here, They say their transparent, yet the facts are unclear. So many struggling, with alcohol and drug addiction, So many of us, just do not pay attention. Ignoring it, does not mean it’s not there, Even the blind, can see its everywhere. Desperate people, can do desperate things, You know what they say, it isn’t over till the fat lady sings. The law, and all the racial tension, Negative energy, it’s the bone of contention. It won't work itself out, in need of repair, All it takes is a little, tender, love and care… Turbo1904

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Date: 1/1/2022 10:42:00 AM
TLC does make a difference, but other nations recognise the importance of an healthy, well-educated workforce - as Henry Ford did a century ago! Most people are limited by the borders of their own mind and education can extend those borders! Hau'oli makahiki hou! Aloha!
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Date: 1/5/2022 9:34:00 PM
Henry Ford was a genius. I agree education is key to a healthier community. Work ethics are a big one too. We do limit ourselves with the mind. A very powerful thing, all things I know started with a thought. The mind can bind things up.