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Advocacy/Activism 41st Good word

I never thought of these words as good words. And then I realize, it is my thinking that is changing and I need to take in the full meaning of these two words.

The meaning of Advocacy/Activism

I thought I knew what these words meant. I thought both words were political and Advocacy, meant lobbing and Activism meant yelling, screaming and marching.

Now, I am finding new meanings for these two words that we say.

Advocacy means: Support, Encouragement, Backing, Sponsorship, Promotion, Activism

Activism means: Involvement Engagement, Crusading, Politicking, Do-gooding, Direct action, Political action, Social action.

Advocate for you and me

Joanna Grace Goldsmith is an Independent Advocate, she advocates for the support of all the writers here on HP, not just her friends. She stands up for us to help us realize our dreams and aspirations and builds our confidence.

Jo/Grace encourages us to be more than we can be.

Advocacy/Activism

© Shyron Shenko

If advocacy is not for Peace

Wars will never cease

If our advocacy is not for truth

The truth will not be told


When I thought of the word advocacy

I always thought of it politically

Activism as marching, screaming and yelling

Also politically

Now I am learning new meanings

For old words


I have learned that advocacy

Is standing up for what is right

And activism is to guard that right

Even if you have to fight

Advocacy

Advocacy for learning from Adversity

— Roger Godell

Advocacy and Activism

© 2015 Shyron E Shenko

Comments

C E Clark from North Texas on August 07, 2021:

Guess I spoke too soon, but I'm not surprised Covid has reared its ugly head again. Figured things were opening up too soon, and with so many people selfishly refusing to wear masks and get vaccinated this mess was bound to happen again -- for the 4th time.

Kind of looks like Republicans are the Party of death, not life. While they may object to abortions, they have no problem denying healthcare to the poor who can't afford to pay for it, no problem going to war to kill 'ragheads,' and no problem going maskless and refusing the vaccine and exposing other people and putting their health and lives at risk. Desantis, governor of Florida, even forbids young children who can't yet be vaccinated from wearing masks in school when it starts up in a few days. The man is evil. What kind of a person purposely puts young children at higher risk?

People who refuse to take the advised precautions that have been proven to be effective are to blame for deaths they cause or contribute too. Mostly they're members of the Trump death cult.

Posting this to A/H.

Blessings, dear friend. Hope all is well with you . . .

C E Clark from North Texas on May 12, 2021:

Really hope Biden's jobs bill passes in its entirety, and his other bills too. I know the Republicans are having a fit about spending so much on us ordinary people, but Trump added 7.8 TRILLION dollars to the national debt by giving BIG corporations and Billionaires tax cuts and forgivable loans. There's no money for billionaires and huge corporations in any of Biden's bills and that's what gripes Republicans. They don't want to help us ordinary people who actually need the help. They want to give still more money to the billionaires and huge corporations who don't need the help. For sure one major reason is that the billionaires and huge corporations give a lot of it back to the political pacs and election coffers of the Republicans. Our government is so corrupt these days it's so depressing.

Hopefully things will get better if we just have the patience to stick with the program. So far Covid-19 at least is improving. Let's hope it continues.

Blessings, dear friend . . .

C E Clark from North Texas on August 12, 2020:

There are so many issues that need advocates right now. It wears a person out just getting up in the morning and facing another day of death and destruction. It seems to never end, and it effects regular and poor people more than anyone else. I hope better days are getting closer.

Posting this article to AH & FB.

Hope you and Walter are staying healthy and safe. Blessings dear friend . . .

C E Clark from North Texas on August 06, 2019:

Seems like we all need to advocate for the election of someone new to replace Moscow Mitch McConnell since we can't vote him out. The people of Kentucky must do that, and I've read they aren't happy with him, so maybe they will vote him out.

Gun regulation is sitting on McConnell's desk since February when the House passed it, and he refuses to even allow it to have a vote in the Senate. He's controlling our government right now for the most part and only the people of Kentucky have voted for him. I don't think someone who is only accountable to a few people in one state should have so much power over the entire country.

Until we have tougher background checks and stronger regulations on war weapons, mass shootings are likely to happen often. Of course Trump encourages white supremacy and their craziness with his rhetoric, too. He needs to stop it and be held responsible for the terrible things he's promoting by using his horrible language that encourages racism and violence against people who are not white or Christian or straight.

Blessings dear friend. Hope all is well with you.

C E Clark from North Texas on March 13, 2019:

I hope you received a lot of views on this article recently because one of my friends both read and shared it. I usually get lots of views on any articles this friend shares, so I hope you did too.

Blessings dear friend. I hope you are well and staying that way.

C E Clark from North Texas on March 08, 2019:

I hear a lot of people saying, "There's nothing I can do about it," and "it doesn't effect me, so I don't care," and all manner of reasons for allowing ugliness in their name (they don't seem to realize it reflects on them when they turn their head to avoid involvement.

Since we the people ARE the government, we the people are responsible for allowing corruption and wrong doing, and for not doing what we can to change or end it. Even if all we can do is object strongly when anyone will listen, then that is what we need to do.

Actively working for change where change is needed is one of our responsibilities as citizens of this country where in fact we ARE the government.

Posting this on AH and FB. Blessings dear friend . . .

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on May 27, 2018:

Au fait, Thank you for the comments.

Yes it is sickening that people who abuse others are condoned for doing so, but look who is doing the condoning, the fox in the hen house condoning the egg sucking hound dog. Rachel is correct.

Blessings and hugs dear friend.

C E Clark from North Texas on May 16, 2018:

Advocates for a lot things are now needed more than ever. Not just for the poor and/or homeless, but for the environment, for health insurance for everyone, and for senior (elders) rights.

Several months ago Trump took away the right of nursing home and assisted living residents to sue when they are physically or mentally abused or raped, or abused in any way. They can leave the place if they can find another one to take them (not likely any better), but they can do nothing to those attendants or administrators who harm them. Is that sickening or what?

As Rachel Maddow has said, it's not a matter of Republicans or Democrats, conservatives or liberals, but a matter of who cares and who does not care. While they're still not the majority, there are an awful lot of people who only care about themselves. Not hard to figure out who they are either . . .

Hope all is well with you. Always know how much I appreciate all that you do. Take care . . .

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on December 27, 2017:

Au fait, thank you for the comments, I do appreciate you. Yes I know that you advocate for the poor and homeless.

I just saw Ken Starr, you know the man who tried to coerce Susan McDougall to lie about President Clinton and when she would not he had her imprisoned and a couple of weeks ago he spoke up for Robert Muller and the FBI, then tonight he said the opposite that Mr. Muller should step down and drop the Russia investigation (wonder how much trump paid him) when he himself lost his job as President of Baylor University for covering up sexual abuse in 2016. I guess birds of a feather really do stick together.

I know what you are talking about with everything going up and up, just picked up my car from the mechanic $500.89 repair bill and $300.00 last week because RATS got on top of the engine and ate a hose. Social Security cost of living raise went right back to cover the cost of Medicare insurance….Social Security did not increase 1¢.

The tax bill will affect home owner in 2018, it is in the bill that tax payers can’t take the home owner tax on the interest that we paid last year.

As you know ACA (i.e. Obama Care) was crammed into the tax bill that was just passed.

I pray that things are going better for you and that you had a Blessed Christmas.

Take care my dear friend. I tried to call you a couple days ago, but you did not answer.

C E Clark from North Texas on December 23, 2017:

As you know, I have advocated for poor and/or homeless people for many years. The number of homeless people in this country has increased since Trump took office. Given his most recent accomplishment, passing a tax revamp that will take even more from people of modest means and give it to the wealthy, homelessness is likely to increase even more.

As I have written in some of my articles, 46% of homeless people have jobs, many full time jobs. While expenses for everything from gas for the car, housing, and food have risen many times over the past 23 years, the minimum wage has not risen so much as a half-penny, much less a full penny.

The rise in housing over the past couple of years has pretty well made it impossible for many poor people (minimum wage workers, SS recipients, etc.) to obtain housing unless they have 20 roommates -- usually against city ordinance.

The recent tax bill will kick in, in about 4 years from now for people of modest means and poor people. They will be lulled in the meantime, with a slight tax cut, so that lots of Republicans can be elected to office before anyone realizes what really happened. 4 years from now is when homelessness may get a lot closer than just one paycheck away (as it is for many people now).

To prepare, people who are able should pay off as many bills as they can, and try to pay off a car so when the reality of this tax bill hits, they won't be taken by surprise. Homeless people with vehicles in good repair are way better off than homeless people on foot.

A vehicle provides a place to keep a few belongings, and a place to get in out of the weather with locks on the doors. A place to sleep that is fairly safe with far more privacy or safety than a shelter than is often full to overflowing. Having a vehicle for protection and transportation beats the heck out of being on foot, sleeping under bridges or on the ground behind some bushes. Way better than having to walk everywhere carrying whatever they can manage on their backs in whatever weather is happening.

For sure the homeless situation is going to get worse before it gets better. In fact it gets worse everyday as heartless people, and the equally heartless people they elect to office, take away more and more public assistance programs (or gut them), and taxes go up for the modest and poor while wages continue to stagnate.

Advocacy for the poor and homeless is so important if only because many of today's smug, who hate homeless people, will likely find themselves among their ranks before it's over. It's important to advocate Before one becomes homeless themselves because once that happens, no one cares about anything a homeless person has to say about anything. Once someone becomes a human rat or cockroach, as so many non-homeless, non-poor people imagine homeless people to be, they no longer have the power to change anything. No one will hire a homeless person. Everyone just wants them to go away by any means. Even death is acceptable so long as they just go away.

Jesus was homeless all of His adult life . . .

Hugs and blessings to you and John. Wishing you both a peaceful, joyous Christmas.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on May 11, 2017:

Au fait, thank you for the comments. Just heard that finally trump admits the firing of James Comey was because f the Russian connection investigation.

The Mayor of my town plans to run for Michael Burgess' seat in the next election and he is much worse than Burgess.

I am so proud of all those who are marching against trump.

Hope all is well with you.

Blessings always.

C E Clark from North Texas on May 09, 2017:

It's always good for a person to stand up for what s/he believes and thinks is right. Not always necessary to march or protest. When the subject comes up just don't be afraid to speak your mind on it in a normal voice. Write on it here, on FB, and anywhere else the opportunity presents itself.

And be sure to vote when voting is required. Maybe if more people who were so sure Hillary was going to win would have showed up to vote our country wouldn't be is such a terrible situation. Eventually it's going to start affecting all of us. Dirty toxic drinking water. LA and Dallas will both disappear under a huge cloud of smog so breathing may be an issue. More toxins in our food and that will effect children even more than adults, and also unborn children. But the majority party thinks science is 'fake' and cares nothing about anyone or anything except themselves. Thing is, where EPA and Energy and things like that are concerned, they're at least going to be killing themselves and sickening themselves too, if that's any consolation. They will have to breath the filthy air and drink the filthy water and eat the toxic chemicals in food along with the rest of us. The insecticides/pesticides and herbicides that were once banned are now legal again.

The minority has done this to us all because the majority didn't think it was necessary to show up at the polls. Often the majority lacks the backbone to speak up and hold their ground.

I know the current majority party seems huge right now, but that's because they have the loudest mouths and every one of them is screaming, so that just 10 of them sound like a hundred.

We have to replace the majority party in the congress next opportunity, just 18 months from now, or we're going to make Mr. Hawking's prediction come true much sooner than 100 years from now.

I'm glad to see those who can marching and demonstrating for what is right, but not everyone can do that, but everyone can do something -- and that is what they need to be doing.

Who would have thought the Dark Ages would return in these modern times? And it will get worse unless those people who disagree speak up at every opportunity and show up to vote.

Hope all is well with you and John and Chipper. Take care dear friend . . .

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on March 08, 2017:

Flourish, thank you for the comment, all of us should be vigilant and stand up for our beliefs and what is right.

Blessings my friend

FlourishAnyway from USA on March 04, 2017:

I've never been afraid to advocate for what is right when I truly belief an injustice has been served. As I grow older, I am also bolder in doing so.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on February 17, 2016:

Au fait, thank you for the comment and sharing, I do appreciate you.

Hope all is well with you.

Blessings and hugs my dear friend

C E Clark from North Texas on February 08, 2016:

Sharing this excellent poem again. There is always room for improvement in anything a person can think of. Everyone should be advocate for making something better.

Hope all is well there. Take care . . .

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on January 26, 2016:

Au fait, we did enjoy the day, yesterday and it looks like today is going to be beautiful also.

Got to go, take care.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on January 26, 2016:

Hello Sis, I am so happy to see you, thank you for sharing this again. I have been keeping up with it in the news and reading stories from many papers and I watch Rachel almost every day. I too plan on watching the Town Hall meeting, I hope you saw Michael Moore, (Fahrenheit 911 fame, I hope you saw this documentary) he is a Flint native and he is furious. President Obama is giving 8 Billion dollars to Flint to clean-up by replacing the lead pipes in that city, Michael asked the mayor what he is going to do with the money, the mayor told Michael Moor that he is going to assess the alternatives. One would think that the mayor would use the money to replace the lead pipes. As Rachel asked, wonder what the town hall folks are drinking?

Blessings and Hugs right back to you.

P.S. I Will be gone most of the day today.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on January 26, 2016:

Au fait, thank you for sharing and I appreciate the comments We did enjoying the beautiful day we were blessed with.

Hoping that you are well, warm and dry.

Blessings and hugs

Shyron

Jo_Goldsmith11 on January 26, 2016:

Hi Sis,

I wanted to touch base with you. I am sharing this Good Word again too.

I am sure you heard about the Flint Michigan water crisis. My attention has been steered away to get a petition together for all to sign to have the Gov of Mich charged and arrested for the Lead poisoning of 9 thousand children, 100 thousand people, and thousands of animals!

Rachel Maddow is holding a Town Hall Meeting in Flint Michigan tomorrow night @ 9 pm. Right on MSNBC. I am going to watch. The good people of Michigan need Advocacy from all over the globe!

Hugs and sharing again~

C E Clark from North Texas on January 25, 2016:

Sharing this excellent poem again along with the great comments. Hope all is well with you and John and that you'll enjoy this pretty day. Blessings and hugs, dear friend. Take care . . .

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on November 14, 2015:

Thank you Au fait, for the comment and for sharing, I appreciate you.

Blessings and Hugs my dear friend.

C E Clark from North Texas on November 07, 2015:

Giving this excellent poem another share. Hope people read the comments, too. Take care . . .

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on October 11, 2015:

Paula, WOW, I have often dreamed this same dream, Au fait too, we talk about what we would do if we had the billions of dollars.

No your idea does not sound ridiculous at all. Just keep dreaming and we will dream with you and maybe, just maybe our dream will come true.

Thank you, my dear friend for this wonderful comment. I get that often, that I am a dreamer also.

Blessings and hugs and peace.

Shyron

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on October 11, 2015:

Au fait, thank you for the comments, I really appreciate you.

I read about Richard doing that, and a couple of others also Sean Penn and Brad Pitt. Could you imagine all the money that actors make and what about football players? Imagine what one season's money could do for the poor and homeless.

The developer started to clear the land across the road and all the dust has got my allergies out of control, my eyes are so swollen and red it, they look like I have been crying.

I hope you are well and safe.

Blessings and Hugs my friend.

Suzie from Carson City on October 10, 2015:

Shyron.....In Au Fait's comment, she has mentioned something profound that I have mulled over so often....(you & she can ignite our thoughts so well)

When we stop & THINK about the enormous, phenomenal WEALTH that collects under the feet of the thousands of big celebrities, (Gere, etal) can you just imagine if they ALL pooled a smidgeon of their individual billions and each bought complete towns (2 or 3) in each of our 50 states? With their massive wealth, they could transform these towns in whatever ways necessary, to house all "homeless" & those in poverty. They could re-fortify buildings for businesses & factories to provide JOBS. Make these towns expressly for such down-trodden Americans to lift them from the depths of their hellish existence.

Does that sound ridiculous? It's really not. It is not as far-fetched as some might scoff.

It is possible however improbable. It boggles the mind how the many many muti-millionaires & billionares in our Nation cannot and do not justify a massive mission to save thousands of those who have little or nothing. Not GIVING.....but "providing opportunity, jobs, better schools, neighborhoods, self-respect." NOT A GOVERNMENT PROGRAM! Individuals....doing for their fellow man and ultimately for the betterment of our whole country, to give others a boost and a starting point. (Like your picture of the kitties!)

Yes, I have these crazy dreams often.............I'm often told I think in "fantasies," but it's never stopped me.........Peace, Paula

C E Clark from North Texas on October 10, 2015:

Richard Gere spent a day on the streets of New York City as a homeless man and discovered how people love to look down on the poor. How people consider themselves better and love to disapprove of poverty and the people who must suffer it everyday, yet these people do nothing to alleviate poverty or homelessness. Mr. Gere has become an advocate for the poor and homeless even though just one day can't possibly give a complete picture of what it's like to be homeless.

But for the grace of God, anyone could find themselves homeless. Sharing this excellent poem again.

Hope you are having a great weekend and not working too hard. Blessings and hugs, dear friend . . .

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on March 06, 2015:

Mike Uzochukwu, thank you for your comments. Sorry for taking so long to answer your comment.

Shyron

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on March 02, 2015:

Peg, thank you for the compliment and the comment. I really appreciate you.

Blessings and Hugs.

Peg Cole from North Dallas, Texas on February 28, 2015:

Wonderful word and poem to match. Isn't it grand when we find a word that we can associate in a more positive way. You've really described this one well.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on February 28, 2015:

Michael-Milec, thank you for the compliment, comment, and thumb-up. I appreciate you more than you know.

Yes Peace be with us.

Blessings to you.

Shyron

Michael-Milec on February 27, 2015:

Hi shyroneshenko.

Good word, great words, divinely inspired words. At first glimpse at the " Advocacy / Activism words , (on Hub publishing day) in my spirit I've heard following- hesitant to write until now "Comforter,Counselor, Helper, Intercessor, ADVOCATE..." Ah, that's where the "Childen's" mounting comes from... as well as " activism"= ' for the Word that God speaks is alive and full of power- making it ACTIVE, sharper then any two edged sword... ( The rest is famously known .) Sigh.

Thanks for sharing very needed message in your poem.

Voted up and beautiful.

Peace with us.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on February 20, 2015:

Kevin, thank you for the comments, pinning and sharing, I really appreciate you. Sorry you found the video boring.

Blessings and Hugs Dear friend.

Shyron

Okwuagbala Uzochukwu Mike P from Anambra State, Nigeria on February 18, 2015:

You may not know the true meaning of something untill you carryout intensive research. Thanks for teaching me the two words.

The Examiner-1 on February 18, 2015:

It is amazing what words mean Shyron. Your poem adds meaning to the words and I felt a type of recharge after reading it. The video was interesting but the person speaking was boring, so I did not watch it all. I shared it and pinned it.

Kevin

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on February 14, 2015:

Patricia, thank you for the angels, compliment, comment, thumbs up and for sharing, I appreciate you so much. You are such a wonderful person.

Blessings and Hugs

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on February 14, 2015:

Audrey, thank you so very much for the visit, I will be over to read your response to Billybuc's challenge.

Blessings and hugs dear friend.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on February 14, 2015:

Hi Sis, thank you for the compliment, comment, thumbs up and sharing. I look forward to writing it also. I hope all is well with you also.

Blessings and ((((((HUGS))))))

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on February 14, 2015:

Mary, thank you so much for the comment, up votes and compliment. I really appreciate you. Please forgive the delay in getting back to your comment. I will be over to read the latest on Meeting Lizbeth, can hardly wait.

Blessings and hugs dear friend.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on February 12, 2015:

Paula, thank you for your kind compliments, comments, thumb up, tweet and pin. I appreciate you Dear Paula.

I hope all is well with you.

Blessings and Hugs

Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on February 12, 2015:

Absolutely...well said and so true. I was a parent advocate for a school in Daytona Beach ...and it made me feel like I had done something (maybe even made a difference) at the end of each day.

Sharing and voting up+++

Angels are on the way to you this morning ps

Audrey Howitt from California on February 12, 2015:

I love both these words actually! Nicely said!

Jo_Goldsmith11 on February 12, 2015:

Another great poem for one of my favorite good words!

Thank you Sis for all you do and have done for this project. :-)

I look forward to the next poem and I really enjoyed the way you presented this useful, interesting and awesome word ! Up she goes and shared. :-)

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on February 11, 2015:

Jaye, thank you for the comment, votes up and for sharing, You will never know how much I appreciate you.

I attend the Town Council every other Monday night and the Planning and Zoning meetings the other Monday nights, I attend the neighborhood meetings at least once a month.

Oops something came up and I will have to finish this later.

Blessing and Hugs

I am an advocate for many causes also

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on February 11, 2015:

Au fait, thank you for the comment, up votes and share. Thank you for the e-mail also, I really appreciate and I did send the link to my friend.

It was good talking to you the other day also.

Blessings and hugs (hubs). I not I put Hubs instead of hugs.

Mary Craig from New York on February 08, 2015:

You have done more than justice to advocacy and activism. Standing up for what is right and guarding that right are certainly goals for all of us.

Your words are true and touching and poetically beautiful.

Voted up, useful, and interesting.

Suzie from Carson City on February 08, 2015:

Shyron, what a beautiful piece this is on advocacy and activism and your personal discovery of new meanings for these words. You have shared your experience so simply yet impressively, Shyron....there is such power in the way you express yourself.

You have been a constant force in the good words series. We are very blessed to be the recipients of your brilliant work......UP+++ Tweeted & Pinned

Jaye Denman from Deep South, USA on February 08, 2015:

I've become an advocate for many causes in my senior years, Shyron. Even if I were the marching type (maybe back in the sixties, but not now), my body wouldn't allow me to do it, and if I screamed at all, I'd be hoarse for a week.

Instead, I use words in my attempts at advocacy--in articles, letters and emails to political representatives, newspapers, comments on blogs and anywhere online that allows me to add my "two cents' worth." I use words when talking to family, friends, and acquaintances--even strangers I meet in public with whom I have the chance to talk.

I never expected to be an activist in my sixties and seventies, but only wish I'd begun decades sooner. I'm thankful to have the power of words to help me--and glad to know kindred spirits on HP.

Voted Up++ and shared,

Jaye

C E Clark from North Texas on February 07, 2015:

Yes indeed both are very good words. I like to advocate for the less fortunate, those people who don't often get a fair shake if ever. If everyone would just do the right thing the world would be a better place. Marching and screaming doesn't usually work so well and change always comes slowly.

Voted up, BAUI, shared with followers and on FB. Good talking to you las' night and hope to do it again soon. Sent you some emails regarding your new project. Take care . . .

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on February 06, 2015:

Devika, thank you for your comment and up votes. I am learning from writing the "Good Words" always. English is a living language always evolving.

Blessings and hugs to you dear friend.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on February 06, 2015:

Thank you Jay, I am glad you read my poem anyway.

You take Care also.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on February 06, 2015:

Dear Ruby, thank you for the comment. I am so happy you like my poems I learned a lot doing these two good words, these are the hardest two words of all the good words.

Blessings and hugs dear friend.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on February 06, 2015:

Jo (tobusiness), thank you so much, for the comment and compliment. I appreciate you more than you know. Nurses are angels before they get their wings.

Blessings and hugs dear friend.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on February 06, 2015:

Jamie, I am so happy to see you my friend. I appreciate you. No apology necessary, I am just happy that you are here.

Blessings and hugs dear friend.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on February 06, 2015:

Bill, thank you so much for the compliment, I do appreciate you so much.

You are welcome.

Blessings and hugs dear friend.

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on February 06, 2015:

Hi Shyron great meanings to these words and learning through words opens the minds to many individuals. Voted up!

Jay on February 05, 2015:

I don't care much fo poetry but your good word poetry is interesting.

Take care Jay.

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on February 05, 2015:

I like that you've found new meaning for the words advocasy and activism. I too have found new meaning through you words. Loved your poem...

Jo Alexis-Hagues from Lincolnshire, U.K on February 05, 2015:

As a nurse I'm very familiar with the word advocasy/advocate, these are words used in our code of conduct, nurses must act as advocates for the patients in their care. Activism is another interesting word, that have been hijacked by politicians for their own ends. Great job, love the poem, wonderful image.

Jamie Lee Hamann from Reno NV on February 05, 2015:

I love your word of the day poems. Always on such inportant concepts and ideas. I apologize for not commenting more but I wanted to let you know these are fantastic! Jamie

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on February 05, 2015:

I always love your reflections, my friend. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and poetry with us all.

blessings always

bill

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