Thursday, January 6, 2011

Political Comment

Recently I posted a reply to another's comment to an editorial in a Canadian Online Newspaper (CBC.CA) on 12/22/2010. The person I replied to favored a single ruling governmental body and thought national sovereignties interfered with a more desirous world order.

My Reply:

"Why do people think that `some person` or some world governing body holds the magic of utopia? I would rather my country be free to risk and struggle as it tries to achieve the individual aspirations of its people. Yes, we may make mistakes and have individuals who suffer from blights of corruption, but I'll take that any day than suffer the weight of oppression that in my mind a single world order very probably would offer. A good example is the world court. I will oppose any effort some of my countrymen attempt to subject our rule of law to that of a single international court. The world as it is now does not appear to value concepts of truth, integrity, justice and fairness in common currency."

Sunday, January 2, 2011

A Winter's View

little creatures chase in play across ice caked rocks,
climbing my trees to perch on barren limbs,
leafless limbs that reach into a cold winter sky 
furry and furrier, these critters share in common
their scramble for food across snow laden earth.
but maybe more than just the hunt,
is their joy, their zest,
in what it takes to satisfy their needful wants.
however my reader, pay attention and make note
the significance of their quest:
in spirit and in being,
these creatures are free,
free to pursue this gleeful love for life. 

~ paulette thibodeau-baker ~

Saturday, January 1, 2011


How I long to live the simple life of a Butterfly
Flutter my wings to gently weave a bright blue sky
My one purpose to touch not one but all the world’s flowers
Behold my speckled wings as they tilt to moving air
Love my colors, love my gentleness
Love me for what I am, one of God’s harmless creatures
All the world’s beauty gives witness to love and divinity
Glory to the Highest, for He sails with me
Look to my colors and you’ll see His art
Do you not see, where beauty lies, there He’ll be?
Where gentleness abides, there He dwells
And where love forgives He is glorified

~  paulette thibodeau-baker  ~