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10/19/2007

Light as a feather

Light as a feather, I stand,
and as I turn to see back at the treacherous
path I have walked,
astounded I am at the near miss of pit falls that have
been set before me.
Now, in an atmoshere of mystery and intrigue surround my effort to
proceed.
I must get to the end of my journey,
so that I can see the smile of the
ones I love.
My heart yearns for the moment of ecstasy as my tears well up from pure
joy at the sight of my dear little one.
Let my conviction be deepened further at the realization of being.


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Paul Lara V76259
350-1-55y Po box 9
Avenal, CA 93204
USA

10/14/2007

Awakened

Torn between horrors I am, the mysteries of life I seek,
but the veil before my eyes often as thick as a smoke filled room,
separating me for the moment.
I have set myself against what is lurking in the shadows.
I am ascending above ignorance and have not accepted the limitations and the illusions of the human enviroment.
To rule the desire within me to learn,
grow and teach,
by word and example.
I must understand what I am to obey.
I awoke with a plan fully formed in my mind,
as though my sleeping brain have been working on it all night.


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Paul Lara V76259
350-1-55y Po box 9
Avenal, CA 93204
USA

10/13/2007

Virtues


In the shadows I stand as I observe the coming and going of my surroundings. The spirit that permiates throughout the air, is ignored by the majority of the danger it possess! When the sun is high and the masses are about, I am able to hear the chaotic energy voice it's call to me. Dangerous this energy so strong, but I harness what little I can handle. Gleaming in the gloom, are instruction in the form of a single-word commands. Listen, hear, patience, kindness, fortitude, quietude, humility, courage and respect, the list goes on. Arrested I am!


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Paul Lara V76259
350-1-55y Po box 9
Avenal, CA 93204
USA

We're all a little emigrant

History books are full of the most famous ups and downs of migration waves; some grow and develop silently inside the national sphere like the "dust bowl" migration, famous for being featured in one of steinbeck's masterpieces, that during the years of the great depression in the United States took hundreds of thousands of farmers from the middle west to California; others explode noisily crossing the country and even continent borders like the recent "european assault" that is becoming the last hope for so many desperate african people.To be completely honest nobody can avoid finding somewhere in the past of his own family some kind of migratory move; the history of civilization is also the history of human migration: at the and we're all a little bit emigrant. Somehow the large migratory waves are always generated by some bipolar effect like disaster-hope; on one side we have a push often consisting in a real threat to the life of an entire population like hunger, poverty, genocide, ect. on the other side a catalyst for hope in a better future (or at least less dangerous) like the American dream of the past century or the European one of the current.And it is this bipolarity that gives birth also to all the problems associated with the largest migratory waves; yes because the owners of that "dream wellbeing" are really determined defend it from to emigrant usurpers. In the United States illegal immigration is a fellony punished with three years of prison. Somehow the legislator with stars and stripes must have not noticed that for a starving poor mexican the "threat" of three years of room and board in a us federal prison is not exactly an efficient deterrent; in fact the migratory wave hitting southern us is stronger than ever. But it is not the migration on itsself that represents a danger for the wellbeing of the population "invaded", it is rather the possible excess that unfortunately pair off with these waves. The migration in itself is activally positive because, for istance, it helps enormously the exchange between mature cultures; recent studies have demonstrated that the development of separated communities is maximized thanks to exchanges limited by volume and time, like it happens during migratory waves. It looks like this model is more efficient not only of communities that are completely separated, but also of communities in continuous contact, the so-called "global communities". The migration in its own is positive because, for example, it is often the answer to an excess of "cheap" labour opportunities inside the receiving ecomony; now a day in Italy there is a chronic lack of basic and support hospital personnel and all of a sudden countries from eastern Europe are ready to fulfill this need; in Italy we even have agencies whose business is to recruit this personnel and train them in the Italian language and hospital techniques and help them complete the immigration process. In California there is an even more chronical lack of farming operators to fulfill the needs of the "garden of the USA" and Mexico is promptly satisfying this lack of personnel, even temporary or seasonal. Another example: in Unites States and Europe we lack programmers and designers to answer the explosive growth in internet systems and sites in India, South Africa and some Eastern European countries are more than happy to fulfill our need. In short what we should fight is not the migration wave, but the lack of organization that comes with it; lack of organization that grows bigger the larger the migration is, so big that it defeats any systematic control. It is in such movement that the growing desperation produces the "hope dinghies", and fills the hospitality centers until they look like prison; it changes the immigrant from a person looking for a job into a hopeless survivor that would do anything to avoid sure death.We've all been emigrant, in one period of history or another, and keeping this thought in mind we should give up trying to stop something that is a natural part of human civilization and development and we should try to understand and organize it as best as we can in order to avoid as much as possible the degeneration that is the real enemy, for us and for the immigrants themselves!



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Carlo Parlanti - F25457
350-2-58X PO BOX 9
Avenal, CA 93204
USA