Echoes

“I am not a crook,”

Resonates decades later,

“Russia is a ruse…”

 

T J Therien

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Human Limitations

Are we all that

Enlightened, educated

Cultured and sophisticated?

 

We have the resources and abilities

To cure many of the World’s infirmities

But we don’t

Because there’s no money in it

That is why we are not civilized

And that is why we are a failed species

 

Ask yourself again

Are we all that

Enlightened, educated

Cultured and sophisticated?

 

T J Therien

A Warning to Christians

God is not a love struck teen;

“Sorry Big Guy,” just isn’t going to cut it

Forgiveness is earned not by asking

But by demonstrating

And living your life

In accordance to the teachings of Christ

By trying to live by his example

Anything else is hypocrisy

And I believe the bible has a few choice words for hypocrites.

 

*Note I am not religious, but I do live my life in accordance to the basic principles of most major religions which is more than I can say for a lot of people that claim to be devout.

T J Therien

Toronto Homelessness Awareness Day

Dear Government,
If you simply took all the money that is spent through grants and tax breaks to Charities and Third Parties to alleviate homelessness, those funds could then be used to actually house the homeless. I have a grade nine education and I can see the current model does not seek to end homelessness. Does the current model create jobs? Sure, the average homeless person deals with a half dozen social workers from these various agencies in addition to government workers. But creating jobs doesn’t solve homelessness, housing people does. The problem needs to be dealt with head on, if the issue is that people need housing then give them housing. Once they have housing we can deal with any other issues, whether that is unemployment, mental illness or whatever.

NSFW-Strong Language

 

The Slippery Slope

By T J Therien

 

Once the “Muslim” threat is quelled

Do we go after the Zionist Jew?

Once the “Truth” has been dispelled

When our ethics and morals have been shelved

Will “Alternate Facts” start to ring as true?

 

Once the “Muslim” threat is quelled

Will tides subside once over-swelled,

Or leave a bloated corpse bloodied and blue?

 

Once the “Truth” has been dispelled

When our innocence has been shocked and shelled

Will “Nationalism” continue to cloud our view?

 

Once the “Muslim” threat is quelled

Will we have committed horrors unparalleled?

Will the trauma scar us through and through?

 

Once the “Truth” has been dispelled

Tree by tree the forest is felled

Who’s next? The Nigger, the Spic, or maybe YOU!

Once the “Muslim” threat is quelled

Once the “Truth” has been dispelled

 

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