Happy Mother’s Day to All You Mothers Out There! No One Can Ever Match the Love of A Mother. Love Your Mother While You Still Have Her!

My Late Mother Here Below: Hne Dahtedor Mary Williams  who died in 2000.

I celebrate each mother’s day by remembering my own mother, Hne Dahtedor Mary Williams, who was a wonderful mother to me. May her soul and the souls of all our gone mothers rest in the peace of God. I have a short blog post this time, a few poems and just a word to encourage those of us, for that includes me, who have chosen to be mothers to know that the labor from dawn to dust is not in vain. It is difficult to be a mother living in the Diaspora, raising children away from family and friends, from the grandparents, some of who have passed on, away from aunts and uncles, from extended family members. Many of us have raised children who will be strangers to their own family, but we do not give up. Life is w

hat we make it. Love you all.

if there are any heavens my mother will

——–By e e cummings

if there are any heavens my mother will(all by herself)have
one.  It will not be a pansy heaven nor
a fragile heaven of lilies-of-the-valley but
it will be a heaven of blackred roses

my father will be(deep like a rose
tall like a rose)

standing near my

(swaying over her
with eyes which are really petals and see

nothing with the face of a poet really which
is a flower and not a face with
which whisper
This is my beloved my

(suddenly in sunlight

he will bow,

& the whole garden will bow)


Osama Bin Laden Dead! God Bless America! God Bless Obama!

The death of any human being should not bring the sort of joy we now see in New York City or at the White House, but the death of Osama Bin Laden should. Crowds are now gathered at the White House and in New York City’s Times Square to celebrate the death of a man who terrorized not only America, but also the entire world. Many of us who have seen war and violence were shocked on 911 -2001 when the World Trade Center was destroyed, and human beings were crushed to their deaths. Since then, we’ve lived in a different and more violent world. Today, the author or the self-proclaimed author of much of the terror that has changed the world is dead. God Bless America. God bless peace loving people around the world. Obama has done a great job in leadership.

Bin Laden No More!

Americans celebrate at the White House after news that US forces planned a surprised attack on Bin Laden and killed him and his son in Pakistan on May 1, 2011.

The mood of those celebrating is mostly somber, newsmen say, despite a few of the hundreds, screaming and shouting.

Celebrations in New York City’s Times Square early morning of May 2, 2011 after news of Bin Laden’s death.

To all of those who lost loved ones, this is a solemn moment, not a moment to jump around. Maybe now, the world will be safer. We hope and pray that the world will be safer.

College students by the thousands celebrate on their campuses: Here, a photo of thousands of Penn State students celebrate.