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The Salt of the Earth

The Salt of the Earth Who is the Salt of the Earth? Is it Pakistani musicians making music with pyramids and suffering? Is it Pakistani musicians finding suffering in heart problems and untimely hospital stays? Is it Jordanian warriors tied to their culture, but yearning for the love of the world? Is it soft hearted geniuses doubting their own efficacy but yet affirming my soul? Who is the Salt of the Earth? Is it Divinity Students weighted down by the complexities of a God who would forsake the downtrodden? Or good hearted economists calling them commies? Is it bow tie wearing conservatives who feed my mind yet bring a wry smile? Is it Lesbian ethics professors who wage war on injustice? Who is the Salt of the Earth? Is it Jewish prophets of industry who volunteer to fight on the front lines and receive stress and conflict in return? Is it Jewish prophets of industry who write with courage and integrity to publishers who shun the very idea of the Divine? Is it cross wearing angels of administration who work behind close doors of schedules and student suffering? Who is the Salt of the Earth? Is it Buddhist clinicians who start health care programs and help the unfeeling to feel? Is it loving pastors who pray with sincerity and conviction? Is it a woman on the street teaching the rest of us to be grateful? Or is it some wonderful euphony? Or is it some wonderful euphony of people in conflict, yet all serving the same goal? Or is it some wonderful sound, as a sweet incense that though we refuse to understand each other or consider the others vantage, together because our hearts are good, Together because our hearts are good. Together because our hearts are good, we become a sound. We become the sound of rushing water, and preserve the earth as one.

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Date: 9/18/2010 5:23:00 PM
Hello, Woodrow here I am stopping by to say hi and CONGRATULATIONS! What a delightful poem. Had fun reading your featured poem of the week. Take care,.. p.d.
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Date: 9/18/2010 8:58:00 AM
WOW. what a wonderful work. the message is clear and concise, your sensitive delivery was captivating - you got my attention. congratulations on being featured this week. thank you, chuck
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Date: 9/15/2010 11:18:00 PM
Congrats on your feature this week! This one got me thinking on how much comes down to personal exeriences and education,. If we are taught wrongly then we tend to not know any different until proved otherwise... Faith and religion are age old debates, beliefs never settled at each believing its own is 'the' one... In the end it comes down to Trust, Faith, Hope, Love, Promise, and Education and as individuals we must choose our paths...
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Date: 9/13/2010 12:22:00 PM
Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week here at PoetrySoup Woody. Love, Carol
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Date: 9/13/2010 6:37:00 AM
Congrats Woody, good to see you featured again. Vince
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