Twenty books of Fiction and Truth — 5-STAR reads, PLUS over 370 blog posts, Short Stories, Flash Fiction,…the writings of BR Chitwood

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BR Chitwood

Twenty (20) Books of Fiction (Some based on true crimes) and Memoirs, PLUS 370 + blog posts (Short Stories, Flash Fiction, Poetry: https://brchitwood.com

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Who Am I?

BR Chitwood

Who am I?

Not a terribly original question, perhaps one that is often asked over the course of one’s life. What got me to thinking about the question are the genres in which I write my books – mystery (some inspired by true events), romance, bio/memoir, political thought. So much of my writing deals with the underbelly of life, the bad elements in our society, the evil people who live among us – fictionally or in fact. It must be my admission that at times it bothers me that I focus my writing so much on a salacious news report about someone being sexually assaulted, people being horribly murdered, an awful pedophile hurting or killing our children, or some dark and greedy enterprise. Another aspect relative to the question is my concern that the books I’ve written are not necessarily going viral.

Don’t mind me. I feel that much of my life has been spent in introspection, analyzing myself as I lie awake in the night, as I drive the open road, as I view television or a sad movie, even in the middle of a conversation. It’s my way of trying to piece together another part of me that is unknown to me. Maybe in some sort of loose and nebulous nexus I’m creating everyman, the good, the bad, and the ugly.

The way I’m built, the crazy DNA I carry inside, does cause me concern. So much emotion and mobility in my early building stages accounts for the calculus here. I’ve always been drawn to the action, crime, drama, mystery, and suspense of the big screen or tube. My wife loves comedies and musicals, the ‘Hallmark Movies’, and neatly trimmed family adventures. I started out loving cowboy movies, then graduated to the more fast-paced ‘True Lies’ and ‘Jesse Stone’ types. That’s all okay for different likes and dislikes. There’s a spiritual part of me that nudges the soul now and then to write something wholesome, like a strong Christian story with an uplifting theme for all ages… Hopefully, one day I shall satisfy that nudge.  

If you had not noticed, I’m rambling and trying to figure an apt finish to this post.

Here it is.

I’m doing all this word vacillation when it comes down to this. There is a lot of me in what I write, in the characters I create, and in the plots. There is fun in the penning of my tales, and I experiment with my writing. There are times when I organize a book – in my fashion – and there are times when I simply allow the characters to take me where it is they want to go… This is likely to make a ‘writing purist’ cringe. For me, the process of writing can take any form a person wishes. The readers ultimately will decide if our writing efforts are worthy.

That brings me to the final point of this post.

Writing is enough for me, the process itself…most of the time. Believing I’m under no delusions of grandeur, I truly feel my words are strung together well and tell compelling stories. I get 5-Star reviews which make me feel jubilant. Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn are used daily and perhaps for some, ad nauseam. I admit to a certain ineptness in this digital world, but I’m doing so many things to get people to read s books. Apparently, I’m not doing, nor am I capable of doing some of the things I need to be doing. An old man (me) dusted off some manuscripts, rewrote, edited them, wrote several new books along the way, and self-published them. My first ‘Bailey Crane Mystery’ (“Probable Cause”) was picked up by a publisher, eventually went out of print – that book is now “An Arizona Tragedy – A Bailey Crane Mystery” Book One. There are six ‘Bailey Crane’ books in the series – the original book two manuscripts (“Stranger Abduction”) was done on a Star-Writer word processor and the manuscript was lost. Thus, there are six ‘Bailey Crane’ books in lieu of seven. Eventually, I rewrote “Stranger Abduction.”

The final point is taking longer than expected.

The mistake was made, I believe, in coming out with so many books in such a short time. There were no ‘launching parties’ for the books, no book tours, and there was very little internet plugging. Add to that, I’m no longer a young man who can keep the pace of author book signings, events of one kind or another, or other vital networking avenues. So, the point is this: my books are good, and I would like to see them in the hands of readers. Yes, writing is enough for me most of the time, but I do get hungry for reader reaction. Like most authors, I would hope for some gratification. My books are bought too infrequently, and I am at a loss to find some magic buttons to push… Of course, I could turn the books over to someone specializing in all phases of marketing, but that of course is costly.

Sometime ago I did a KDP giveaway of five of my books for five days (likely, it should have been one book instead of five). It looks like some seven hundred total all books were given away during that time, with much tweeting, much Facebook activity, much Goodreads and LinkedIn activity, with my weekly blog announcing the giveaway.

Baring one’s soul is perhaps foolhardy and senseless, but there it is.

What you need to do, kind followers of my blog, other than commiserating, is to start a viral situation with my 20 books and the 370+ blog posts – short stories, flash fiction, and poetry…having not the foggiest idea of how you will do that. Do not worry if you fall short of doing either, the viral thing or commiserating, will still have me doing a weekly blog, valuing you – and still writing my books, flash fiction, and short stories.

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BR Chitwood – Tuesday – 11/16/21

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Where Do We Go From Here?

All I Can Do is Wonder

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Where do we go from here?

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All I can do is wonder…

It seems we’re on slippery slopes in every direction.

There are no genius genes within the confines of my mind to suggest solutions to the bewildering directions our current government is taking, except, maybe – some remarkable Supreme Court event that gets our political sanity back. The brainless big money moguls in partnership with clueless government officials have created a one-way driveway to hell for the sensible Americans who still believe in our ‘written in blood’ Constitution – Freedom, Religious and otherwise, Liberty, Rule of Law, rights every American has the right to practice without Bureaucratic/Government Interference.

Even the NEA – National Education Association – a titan of power wish to create a ‘CRT’ – ‘Critical Race Theory’, that would have our children taught with the center-piece notion that the United States is a Racist Nation – written and codified – defying the historical truth that we are not. Blood was spilled and truth prevailed. Most rational Americans believe schools should teach our history, teach reading, mathematics, geography, and science.

We have a current government that is allowing illegal aliens to cross our southern borders by the tens of thousands, our own good border agents taunted and shot at by Cartel members.

We have a President who will not answer questions and has great difficulty in verbal communication, surely destined to be our worst president in history. His drill in Afghanistan was a debacle with death of our citizens and abandonment of so many more Americans and Afghan partners who worked with our government.

We have a president who gave away our own reliable Independent Energy process to Russia. Prices for gas and food products are rapidly rising.
Our Police departments are depleted. Criminals run rampant in our streets, children killed, old people knocked to the sidewalks, brazen robberies in our stores without consequence. Riots in the streets. Chicago and New York are cities under siege.

We have a vice-president who is rarely seen, who has a dubious history in politics and has little awareness of what is happening around her.

Where does it go from here – this government? We have people serving in our congress who migrated to our country and are now working to turn our democracy into a free depository for people coming to the USA – free health, free college, free hand-outs of all kinds.

Maybe this is our destiny, but this country-boy from Appalachia will never quite comprehend how this poison came to be in our halls of government.

We survived a ‘Civil War’, a ‘Great Depression’, and several wars.

We hope and we pray for better days in our beautiful country.

We desperately need new Leadership…

Just a citizen getting ‘stuff’ off his chest – Again!

BR Chitwood – October 20, 2021

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Stuck in the Mud – Maybe

“Charity and Good Will to all…”

Stuck in A Rut – Maybe!

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Occasionally, it appears to me that I spend an inordinate amount of time on carping about this and/or that. Perhaps, that is a commonality with those of us who are aging. Most of my bitching and moaning is directed toward political observations, my perceived notions about the directions our leaders take us…

Today, I’m putting away my amateur political disclaimers and dwelling on the inherent goodness and kindness of the anonymous, humble and quiet people in life who do their good deeds without seeking gratification and hero worship. Hopefully, this poetic utterance conveys my feelings:

Simple Wisdom

Their faces wear humble smiles

As they place their market food

In shopping baskets along the aisles

Offering assistance to those in need.

These people of simple wisdom

Follow a Deity’s message of hope

Living placidly with abiding Faith in

Charity and good will to all.

As deeds of evil project among them

They tearfully pray for love and peace

Giving freely from grieving hearts

Dispelling naysayers and angry mobs.

Turbulent times and unrest bring

Hoodlums and Saints together, each

Sharply battling the other while a

Fragile Republic awaits its future.

Only the Deity can know the ending…

If the majesty of our earth’s creation

Carries bewilderment for so many –

Please look out on your World’s Wonders!

BR Chitwood – October 18, 2021

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A Stranger in My Country

By BR Chitwood

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Perhaps it’s a silly misnomer to call myself ‘A Stranger’ in the Country of my birth, but born in the Appalachian Hills of Tennessee amid Bible Belt fear, parental disunity, a wildly emotional parttime father in brutal anger beating on a tearful mother and sister I was in a neuronic and small frightened body that was terribly malfunctioning.

The years passed and life – without Dad – passed with some accomplishments…graduated from high school, joined the US Navy, got a college degree, wed the corporate world for some years, opened my own business, began to write, and, after a few ‘picket fences’, found a miracle lady who came to be all that I had needed and wanted.

Now, in the last cycle of my life, I still write an occasional book, some poetry, Flash Fiction, Short Stories, blog posts. For anyone interested, many of my novels, in most genres, the narratives embrace true crimes – some, still in ‘Cold Case’ files – with my suggested and plausible scenarios… Anyone with interest in my writing can find my books, blogs, and poetry at: https://brchitwood.com

So, why am I a stranger in my own country?

My mind swirls in desperate rotations when I see the direction our country is being taken by our current leaders – I’m almost squeamish when I use the word, ‘leaders’. The rhetoric of some government officials defies adult credulity, seemingly and tediously changing the true meaning of what our United States ‘Constitution’ so precisely lays out, written in the blood of our brave historical heroes. With ‘Covid’s evil tenure’, with ‘CRT’ (‘Critical Race Theory’) by a ‘Teacher’s Union’ wanting to replace the age-old disciplines of education (History, Reading, Math, Science, Geography, et al) with ‘race-baiting’ CRT corollaries. The NEA seems oblivious to the natural devastating progression that will come from racist nonsense. We are not a racist nation! Our history is clear, though some would deny it. It is there in the pages of our past for all to read.

Seemingly hundreds of millions of people across the planet wish to come to the United States, and our current ‘majority leadership’ is precipitating the mad flow of people across our southern borders, with tens of millions crossing in mad repetition. Some who have crossed our borders made it into seats of government and wish to change the policies and the principles of our grand Constitution.

Crime is devastatingly in an ‘open season’ in the United States – people killed on the streets, robberies of our stores in broad daylight without restraint. The murder of our youth from the ‘Wild Side’ of random disregard…

I’m through with my mini-tirade. I can almost see eyes moving upward in their sockets.

Admittedly, I’m one-sided. I have Democratic friends and Republican friends. When together, we are quick to determine how far we take our political certainties, and it’s amazing how close we come to being sane and sensible… Of course, that could simply be my friends of different persuasions just love my ‘Maker’s Mark’ bourbon.

Now, if you don’t like my political stance, you will like my books, poetry, and blog posts…hope you will go to my website/blog – http://brchitwood.com and take a look.

No matter your political persuasion, I wish you happy times with family and friends.

BR Chitwood – October 11, 2021

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All Bundled Together

All Bundled Together

All Bundled Together

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So, it is written!

So, it is true!

We can Love!

We can Hate!

We can Embrace!

We can Fight!

We can War!

We can Peace!

We can know Truth!

We can know False!

The record cannot be changed!

What is to be will Be!

Only One will Write

The final Chapter!

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Lady Gray Awaits

Lady Gray Awaits

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Watching Lady Gray eat her ‘Temptations’, then stretching her body on the carpet in front of us, napping, in a world she loves and knows the adoration of her masters who gaze down upon her, I turn off the morning TV news, a seeming duplication of the day before: our southern borders overrun with hundreds of thousands of the world’s disgruntled masses of whom we know nothing of their mind-sets and/or their dispositions for hatred, subterfuge, kindness, and plans for terror.

As a country seemingly gone mad, our government leaders appear to be without compass, without a clearly laid-out game plan for the problems facing our Democracy, with riots, thievery, and a modern-day Marxism all visible through the day-to-day passing of time. In our government bodies we have those who openly show their anarchial dispositions, screaming dogma and changes that make our buried and living patriots livid and shocked…

What/Who can step in and stop this madness on our streets and in our government? What Constitutional Article can address the Mayhem, Murder, Thuggery in our cities and towns? Who can step in to stop this civil unrest? Many good Americans liked our previous President who gave us ‘Border Protection’ and an ICE program that competently rid America of many of its ‘bad actors’…now, they are coming back.

What about China, Covid, and our Children? Why, ‘Masks’ in schools when the data shows ‘low risk’ for young children?

What the citizens of the USA are witnessing is wholesale madness, some politicians getting rich by listening to fools and lobbyists, enriching their lives while allowing the greatest country in the world to die from their greed.

I am not blind! Nor am I privy to wisdom of the ages, gifted with the intelligence to discern the reasons for moves on the political chess board. However, it grieves me as it must most people to see young children murdered on our streets, store robberies – for real – on our television sets, hundreds of thousands ‘Illegals’ deposited throughout our country after crossing our southern border…what madness is this?

Just words, I know, but here in ‘Sunset’, that is all I have to give. You have your words as well, and maybe we don’t match up too well. That’s okay…it’s the American way.

Our past president, Donald Trump, despite the disdain many had for him, got some things right – companies returning to the country, jobs for our people, a border wall and plan that worked, lower taxes, gifted people for the various government posts, some mid-east accords, great stock market results, better relationships and stability abroad, firmness with Iran, veteran policy reforms…all of this and much more WITHOUT A SALARY!

Awesome August to everyone!

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BR Chitwood – August 2, 2021

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Simple Realities in Life

Simple Realities in Life

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BR Chitwood

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It will take a while after those terrifying pulls and yanks to get you out of your Mommy’s tummy darkness into the light and first sounds of human voices, and it does not take long for you to adjust to the calming coos, soft kisses, whispers of love after the umbilical is removed from your tender skin, and you are all cleaned up… Dad and Mom are sighing and smiling happily.

 Depending on your inherited ‘lottery number’, other abnormal disease and health factors, plus the cognitive ability you might surprisingly already possess, you will likely settle into the adoring laps of caring people who really and truly love you. That wholesome family environment along with an adequate IQ and desire will ultimately lead you to other rewards of life offerings.

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The early months of your living you learn to get diapers changed, food, and attention by displaying an angry squealing. As long as the ‘formula’ is correct you will be well attended with liquid nourishment, soft foods, and a pacifier, with relatives and friends visiting to glorify you and make you smile and at times heartily laugh. The good caring parents will have studied the writing of pediatricians on how to begin teaching your baby with gentle techniques the good and the bad of behavior patterns, the many positive and negative signals that can alert them to patterns of incivility.

Talking and walking can come early in a child’s initial stages, and parents can begin early preparing for schools’ early grades.

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Parents bring to their children wide ranges of traditions and values. In our diverse and lovely United States of America we are daily witnessing some bizarre, manipulative, and most troubling events… Marxist-type Anti-Democracy groups, riots, murders, random assaults, thievery, and gross government inefficiency and our southern border giving way to millions of illegal aliens – what Trump-sanity put together, Biden idiocy takes apart.

Perhaps the biggest falsehood of all is that we are a ‘Racist Nation’, promulgated by groups who prevaricate their reason for existence.

 WE ARE NOT A RACIST NATION!

 WE HAVE FREEDOM OF SPEECH AND LIBERTY AS OUR HALLMARKS! WE ARE A ‘MAJORITY RULE’ DEMOCRACY – AND SOME OF OUR MOST PATRIOTIC CONTRIBUTING CITIZENS CARRY DIFFERENT ETHNICITIES…

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The NEA – National Education Association – is working overtime to include in our schools’ Syllabuses a course called ‘Radical Race Theory’, a course to teach our young people that ‘Whites’ are prejudiced against ‘Blacks’… actually, to teach each group to ‘hate’ the other.

Not only is the NEA the costliest union in the nation, it is the most inefficient. Tax payers are footing the bill, and this sham of a group has far-outlived any beginning usefulness they might have had.

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The children are America’s future. As we give them our love and guidance for good civic living, teach them our values and good sense for living, let us also make them solidly mindful that we measure our friends on the ‘content of their character’, not the color of their skin.

We cannot solve all the issues in our society, the crime, the IQs, and the selfishness of some, but we do not teach hatred in our classrooms – there is plenty of hatred in our government and in the world.

Impossible, perhaps, but can we not all wish for a ‘Mandate for Peace’?

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Of course, I’m gullible, but I can have my dreams of a world unencumbered with wasteful hatred and power struggles.

BR Chitwood July 23, 2021

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Dispelling Some Parts of Reality

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Dispelling Some Parts of Reality

BR Chitwood

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       A Confirmation for Gobbledygook!

Hear me well, naysayers, if your ears are picking up thundering TV trumpet sounds in a false and rah-rah-rah background of joyfully pious, feigned sanity and truth. Yes, of course, my words might titillate, amuse, even, confuse you but they fly in the same wind as that rah-rah-rah TV stuff.

Occasionally, the weather reports are maybe accurate. Our sports events are accurately reported. There is a chance that, while our citizens slept, our US population grew larger and considerably more dangerous with the influx of illegal aliens and cartel members. The count of illegal crossings on our border to the South is now in the millions. Our good and caring government put many of these immigrants on buses and sent them off into cities and states across the United States to establish new and better lives…all free, of course, paid – courtesy of US tax payers.  

The House and The Senate apparently play high-stakes poker in their secret hideaways, too busy with rhetoric and bull shit to dig into ‘The Constitution of the United States’ to find solution, to just maybe awaken the ‘Supreme Court’ to action.

The House reps are all dancing to the tunes of ‘Marxist Socialist Creeps’ that want this thing we call Democracy (Freedom, Liberty, and The Pursuit of Happiness) to fade away.

Ah, the leaders, the Wizards of Mumbling and incompetence, before our very eyes, ears, shake us to our core with their brazen incompetence, and steal an election there is no way in hell they could have won.

AND, here’s the thing, these virtual truths by an Appalachian liberty-loving American will not see the light of day…but I’m a little guy with no big audience, just an aching heart and memory of faithful freedom pals in graves all over the world.

Yeah, sure, I know, this is the United States, land of the free, home of the Brave, where free speech is acknowledged …

WHERE THE HELL DID OUR COUNTRY GO? WHERE DID THE GIFTS OF OUR NATION’S FATHERS GO?

If you listen carefully, you can hear Military graveyards trembling in anger and dismay.

Perhaps we are past remedies with the evil purveyors of far-left power now wearing their smiles and clown outfits laced with thievery, the ‘lobby libbers’ paying their ever-faithful government friends to sway this way or that way, funding perhaps the biggest ‘Presidential Election Fraud’ ever to be in the land of our ‘Iffy-Free’ nation. If it was not ‘PEF’ there will be no Moon, no Stars, no Clouds in our skies – just scary blackness. (Just a metaphorical dab of my whimsical side).

Remember, this is just a country boy’s ‘patriotism’ showing a very ugly side…an eighty-eight years-old country boy! But, please, help me to understand WHY summer riots? WHY ‘Critical Race Theory’(CRT)? WHY boy/girl transgender swaps? WHY ‘Defunding Police’? WHY arresting and immediately releasing criminals? WHY deserting our Israel friends and being cozy with China, Iran, Russia, AND, WHAT HAPPENS now in Afghanistan? The huge WHY? WHY are two idiots running our country and allowing millions of illegal aliens to be bused to cities across our country – AND, we pick up the tab, spending trillions of dollars? The BIG MAN has been in Government for near-fifty years, has not distinguished himself in any way – unless you wish to include his plagiarism. He has a Delaware home worth many millions, more millions in the ‘teens’ he doesn’t bother reporting to the IRS because of special-type documents. His son, Hunter, through some devious means is a millionaire and a new ‘artist’ commanding huge amounts of money for his work.

Okay, it is fairly obvious who I am – check the age again, where my political loyalties are, and WHY Marxist dogma across the board will get us to where Cuba is today. Marx and other bored college professors wrote about Marxism and how it should touch about every aspect of our lives. It is all about POWER for the Elites. I am NOT a RACIST and do not believe in the BLM, Anarchists, and the misguided themes of their movements.

For narrative clarity and excellence, please read Mark Levin’s NEW BOOK: ***** AMERICAN MARXISM *****

If the country goes the way of some of the things mentioned above, I’m good with the boat ride to Hades… Otherwise, I’ll stick around until 2038.

BR Chitwood – 7/12/21

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Short Mind V0yage

Short Mind Voyage

By BR Chitwood

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“I’ll try one more time! Dammit!”

Without thinking, I said the words angrily and aloud.

“Pardon me!” My wife said with a scowl.

“Oh, sorry, just mumbling to myself. Go back to your work. This laptop is driving me nuts!”

“You sure it’s not you – driving you, Nuts?”

“You know the answer to that, Milady, I’ll never get tuned in to this Cyberspace crap. I’m convinced some bright PhD hotshots put this Computer crap together, knowing the buyer would have to purchase one every few years for the updates… I’m sorry, sweetheart. Go back to your genealogy.”

“It’s okay, Billy. I still love you…just don’t break this one up like the other one.”

“I won’t, it just annoys the hell out of me that I’m so dumb I can’t get it.”

“You write great books, poetry, and blog posts. You are not designed for Technology.”

“There are many times I wonder…thanks, honey.”

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Now, where was I?

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It seems the sharp minds of Creators

Bring hope to many people who are

Seeking jobs and hope for their families…

With the plethora offer of options

For vocational possibilities and life

Enhancements come disappointment,

Vitriol, Envy, and unharnessed anger.

All elements of life’s tenuous menu

 Come into play when cultures clash in

Competition and wage variances…

People of all colors and presentiments

Become wary of thoughts and action.

Resentment comes, street clashes erupt

In our cities – riots, murder, mayhem!

With new Federal Masters, our borders

Are open to all, including babies barely

Walking, without their mothers, rapists,

Cartel members, Murderers, terrorists,

Hundreds of thousands, many of whom

Come humbly seeking better jobs,

better lives, for their families  

I’m writing of events you already know,

And, well, I figure writing about these

Troubling times – Covid-19, a new pol

Group ‘running the show’, our Israeli

Friends, Hamas, China, Russia, Iran…

I can feel I have at least faced Earth’s

Problems to some degree.

No Solutions!

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BR Chitwood – June 30, 2021

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Friday Thoughts

Friday Thoughts

By BR Chitwood

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Quietness absorbs me,

Creating a solemnity of hope,

The mountain South outside my window

Shows off its bronze splendor,

Canopied with a powder-blue sky –

A bronze giant monolith

Of jutting rock and desert growth…

Upon all this I numbly listen

To the silence of God’s beauty,

Pondering the nature of

Good and Evil,

The uneven, diverse voices

Of Earth’s old and young,

Forming their calculations and causes

For prevailing issues

That change, grow, and cumulate.

What and where is the elixir

That can remedy the network

Of thoughts’ cross currents?

Must we grow a civilization of

Smiling Robots who always respond

To a magical quiescent push

Of an electronic button?

Peace? War? What happens next?

So much to ponder as I

Stare at the beauty of the

Mountain and clear blue sky,

All glowing in the desert Sun.

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BR Chitwood – June 11, 2021

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Friday Thoughts

By BR Chitwood

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Quietness absorbs me,

Creating a solemnity of hope,

The mountain South outside my window

Shows off its bronze splendor,

Canopied with a powder-blue sky –

A bronze giant monolith

Of jutting rock and desert growth…

Upon all this I numbly listen

To the silence of God’s beauty,

Pondering the nature of

Good and Evil,

The uneven, diverse voices

Of Earth’s old and young,

Forming their calculations and causes

For prevailing issues

That change, grow, and cumulate.

What and where is the elixir

That can remedy the network

Of thoughts’ cross currents?

Must we grow a civilization of

Smiling Robots who always respond

To a magical quiescent push

Of an electronic button?

Peace? War? What happens next?

So much to ponder as I

Stare at the beauty of the

Mountain and clear blue sky,

All glowing in the desert Sun.

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BR Chitwood – June 11, 2021

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Website/Blog: https://brchitwood.com

Follow me on Twitter.com – @BR Chitwood

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