Hard Times

hard times, here again
harder than we’ve seen in some time
people losin’ their jobs, their homes
no healthcare, no pension
no relaxin’ in their retirement

been a long time comin’
eventually all those lies add up
they catch up, pull us over
especially those whoppers we tell
’bout always bein’ number one

economy’s come unraveled
in ways we never imagined
some say the banks took our money
others blame the government…
lettin’ the war of greed take all we have

experts say it’s a recession
like when you’re really sick…
doesn’t matter what they call it, just so you get better
not as bad as 1929
but everybody’s worried, only liars say they’re not

don’t give up, even for a minute
no matter how much you got or lose
reach out, help your neighbor
reassure your elderly mother she’ll be ok

forget what you had or lost
give a little more than you think you can
pay attention to the birds and flowers
find growth and beauty in ’em
they’re special gifts, especially in hard times

Author: Don Iannone, D.Div.

Biography Photographer, poet, teacher, complementary medicine provider, interfaith minister, and former economic developer. Holds a Doctorate in Divinity, Master of Divinity, Master of Mind-Body Medicine, and Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology. Clinical certifications in Reiki, guided meditation, life purpose coaching, and spiritual counseling.  Author of 12 books, including two new books in the contemporary spirituality field. Learn more here. Contact Information Contact Don Iannone by email: diannone@gmail.com

8 thoughts on “Hard Times”

  1. Wonderful stuff, Don. As always, you’ve placed your finger right on the pulse of what we’re all feeling. I only wish the underlying truths weren’t so.

  2. Borut: Thanks. Lots of wisdom in what you say. I’ve heard similar prophesies. The vibrational level, as you know, is a consciousness shift that moves from the material to the conscious.

    Andrew: Thanks. Nature is a source of healing so long as we don’t destroy her along the way.

  3. Hard times indeed. Amerindian prophesies say in the last twenty years before 2012 global suffering will increase dramatically … Mankind will be forced to radically transform to be able to survive as a species!? A major evolutionary turning point!? There are said to be three types of response in such situations: Many will behave as if nothing is happening. They’ll be the first to lose. Some, white man in particular, will try to alleviate the suffering, gaining a bonus in the next-life phase of being. And some will leave this vibrational level altogether…

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