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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Inspiring Goodwill with Poetry

Whatever Happened To The Goodwill Ambassador?



Poem by Paul Amrod

Witnessing the selfish routine of lobbyists and a money mechanism
becoming cynically the normal affair of our passing hours.

Greeting a neighbor with a 'Good Morning' and a pleasant wish
has vanished with the dawn demonstrating a hideous pessimism.

Allocating the atrocities which somehow our sympathies devour.

The political conscious is contorted around shortsighted principles
contributing to a prognosis of supposed terror playing with gullibility.

I ask myself many provocative questions concerning seriousness
of intention with open-ended book shelves of fairytale like scribble.

Trying to capitalize upon the weakness of others in their deliriousness,
overly excited aggravating their stress, while destroying tranquility.

The boisterous message of alleged superiority exhibits narcissism
with an inkling of conceit compelling avoidance and dismisses
ingenuity while enlivening resistance over absurd acquittals.

May I inquire; Whatever happened to the goodwill ambassador?

The ignorance of a military cooperate complex has perplexed
the intellectual environment in search for the left of middle.

Attempting to impress the youth with false promises the collectivism
is appalled with a continuous barrage of invalid and corrupted fixes.

Better to relax beneath a linden tree whistling with birdsong outdoors
and taking a pen to a page envisioning a princess with a troubadour.

Engendering a paradise of dreamlike passages composing a riddle
tickling our imaginations with pleasurable moments so gently expressed.

Nevertheless our aspirations are daunted and our direction is statically
inactive arousing the frustration of a meandering directionlessness.

Intentionally ignoring the media's spin as their irrational euphemism
is exposed as utter gibberish and nonsense exposing senselessness.

Saving acclamations for a fortuitous occasion can't keep us abreast
of the defiance necessary to counter the streams of grotesque fish
that swim through our legs as we venture courageously against the current.

I ask again; Whatever happened to the goodwill ambassador?

He travelled the world with his mission of cooperation and neutrality
giving of his substance to clarify our deliverance and impartiality.

We were given the power of deduction with the capability of verbal deterrents
to bless our surroundings with examples of his statements assessed.

Showering us with admiration and inspiration presenting his altruism
to reconcile our tribulations and heal our jealousy forevermore.

With insight into the mediation of all philosophies he adores
a genuine and authentic resolve of spiritual abundance and veracity.

Reminding us as well of our groves and gardens galore
there to flourish in Nature and transport us organically.

We are a being, the precious component of this Earth's entirety,
gifted with shrewdness and the curator of our terrestrial d├ęcor.

We possess a sanctified position under the universe's Godly city
to protect the perfect balance of our sequence as heaven's servant.

Petitioning once more; Whatever happened to our goodwill ambassador?

We send a lamentation to our archangels above to implore
a betterment of our situation at hand as we whine for it is a pity.

Selfishness and greed perpetrate the world as we slay the serpent
with a cooing murmur of poesy melting the cold heart we deplore.

As the goodwill grows with significance we salvage our sanity
with one last breath of hopefulness as patience warrants our success.

Poem by Paul Amrod

Restyled format for Globcal International News

Friday, September 25, 2015

Pope Francis, a Goodwill Ambassador for Mother Earth

Pope Francis, Champion of Life on Earth

Equality, eliminating climate change, defending the poor, stopping discrimination and re-examining our place and purpose on the planet as humans, the Pope. It's about time!
Pope Francis, Time Person of the Year

"Any harm done to the environment is harm to humanity.” -Pope Francis

NEW YORK: Pope Francis addressed the largest gathering of world leaders to ever converge in the United Nations headquarters in Manhattan today, where he put climate action at the heart of his call for social justice, sustainable development and global peace.
Speaking before the pope’s address at the UN General Assembly,Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Pope Francis’ visit to the US will inspire the global community to act on climate to “ensure a life of dignity for all”. He said: “Like the United Nations, you are driven by passion to help others.” Pointing to the pope’s recent speeches on economic development and the environment, he said: “Your visit coincides with the Agenda to Adopt the UN Sustainable Development Goals, but that is no coincidence. […] Climate change is a principal challenge facing the world. This message is critical as we head toward Paris in December.”
In his address which was watched live around the world, Pope Francis called to improve the imbalance of power to tackle climate change, due its impact on the world’s most vulnerable. “We human beings are part of the environment and believe in communion with it. And the environment itself has ethical limits which humans must actively acknowledge and respect.” He continued “Any harm done to the environment is harm to humanity.”
“Every living creature has an intrinsic value its existence, its life, its beauty and its dependence with other creatures. We Christians together with the other religions, believe the universe is the fruit of a loving decision by the Creator […] but man is not authorized to abuse it, must less he is authorized to destroy it.
“In all religions the environment is fundamental good. Misuse and destruction of the environment are also accommodated by a relentless process of exclusion. A selfish and boundless thirst for power and material and prosperity leads to other misuse of available natural resources and the exclusion of the weak and disadvantaged.”
Pope Francis stressed the importance of the UN SDGs and the upcoming global climate talks in Paris, COP21.“Adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at the world summit which opens today is an important sign of hope. I am confident that the Paris conference on climate change will secure fundamental and effective agreements. Solemn commitments however, are not enough even though they are a necessary step toward solutions.”
He concluded by affirming that human development “must continue to rise on the foundation of respect for the sacredness of every human life.”
The Rev. Dr. John Chryssavgis, Archdeacon of the Ecumenical Patriarchate commented: "People applaud this pope as being more personable or else more sociable; others dismiss him as being too controversial or even as too political. What people fail to understand is that is solely and exclusively scriptural and evangelical.
"Pope Francis “gets” it. He can make the connections that so many people either deliberately omit or unwittingly overlook. He is able to connect the dots between faith and life, between economy and ecology, and especially between poverty and pollution. That’s why what he says matters; and that’s why what he says hurts!"

#CWNYC 2015
Climate Week NYC is a key event in the international calendar that brings together leading governments, investors, businesses, innovators and opinion formers. The Climate Group launched Climate Week NYC in 2009, and has acted as the secretariat since its inception.
Host to more than 100 affiliate events from September 21-28, Climate Week NYC 2015 is the collaborative space for climate events in support of the UN Summit to adopt the Post-2015 Development Agenda.
Climate Week NYC 2015 is supported by BT Group, Siemens, Procter & Gamble, Nike, SkyPower, SolarCity, CBRE Group, and Bank of the West - BNP Paribas; and the We Mean Business coalition members: BSR, The B Team, CDP, Ceres, The Climate Group, The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group and WBCSD.
Image by Alfredo Borba