Monday, December 29, 2008


As I gaze to the blue sky

I submerge myself into a sea of thoughts

My inner most self comes out and wonders

About life


Is life eternal? or is it finite?

It all depends on the legacy we leave

A part of myself sees

The other thinks


Life is eternal in all senses

In a basic sense that everything we do

Has a cause and effect

That’ll last forever


Life is a wonderful experience

All humans should appreciate it more

I hope to learn to appreciate it

Life is an eternal experience of causes and effects


What is to be eternal?

Eternal is to leave a legacy

That’ll last enough for your great-grand children

To see


Eternal means to be true to yourself

Eternal is to always fight

Eternal is to never give up

Eternal is your life and that of the neighbor as well


Eternal is my life

As with these mere words

The feeling I try to convey

My grand-children will someday see

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Where do you stand on Israel's response to rocket attacks on its territory?

Before reading my entry please refer to this article on CNN.COM

My personal opinion about this particular issue is that violence is never justified. You can ask me whether I think if Israel is justified by responding to attacks, well, my answer is No. However, Hamas group is even more responsible for the attacks against Israel. To me it all has started with a very basic topic that has lead to many wars; that in the end only benefits and aliments the egoistical interests of a few; that is RELIGION.

Religion views have caused many debacles in the World ever since the humans are humans. In the World we live today there shouldn’t be these kinds of rivalries for something that it is supposed to unite us instead of tearing us apart. No matter what religion one is in, we must respect others religions as well, along with their views. If we all would apply such principle we’d surely have more peace nowadays.

I wonder whether we as human beings have such capability. I mean, just listening to the other party talk and be silent without the need of saying anything. That is not accepting on my point of view, but rather respecting. At a not so large scale, at home, how many times our wives or husbands talk to us and we argue and argue all about it, just because we’re tired of the everyday life. My point is that if we want peace we must learn to listen and respect, also, that peace starts at home, we cannot pretend the whole World to be peaceful, if WE at home are always arguing.

In conclusion, to me this whole Gaza conflict is based on the lack of dialogue between parties. I am sure that if both parties leave their personal issues and interests aside and look for the people’s interests they can reach a peaceful agreement. However, we actually live in a World where the poor and middle class have no power, where Democracy in its original meaning is extinct. I, as part of the new generation, will for certain fight for a better World, so that my children and your children can someday live peacefully.

The World as I see it

The World is different to the eyes of any individual

It could mean thousand of different things and situations

The World to me is flat yet round at the same time

Round in the physical sense and flat in the emotional one


The World is big yet small

To some it only means their everyday life

To other it means a big round ball of experiences and love

The World to me is round yet flat and big yet small


The World to me is a round piece of yearn

Located somewhere in an Universe of spheres

The World is flat yet big and small yet round

That is the World to me


The World is where I live today

Where I’m writing this

A big ball of yearn somewhere in an Universe of Spheres

The World is my place


Love and hate happiness and sadness

Is what moves the World today

With all my sense I can perceive

The World to me is not the same for thee


The World to some is a lovely place

As to others is mere hell

The World to me is neither

As for me it is where I live


So, What is the World for you?

I don’t really know

To me it is the lovely place

Where I live today.

Copyright 2008 Augusto Santa Cruz