Archive | July, 2012

The Horde from the East

28 Jul

I have been very annoyed by news I’ve heard about the Muslim Brotherhood and some radical Islamic clerics talking about destroying the pyramids. The reasoning is that the pyramids represent a pagan, pre-Islamic past and they should be destroyed. Elsewhere on the African continent, in Mali, burial sites of in Timbuktu have been desecrated for the very same reason.

This purpose of this poem is to shed light on the danger these Islamists pose to some of the great wonders of the world and how hypocritical and envious it would be for them to destroy these so called pagan structures.

The format of this poem is what I call a Triple Rhyme Time Poem.

This type of behavior is why I AM NOT a big fan of popular organized religions.

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“The Horde from the East”

© 2012 Tyrone Turner

All rights reserved.

They burst out of the desert with the sword and Koran in hand.

Was it to share Muhammad’s message or did they have another plan?

Let’s discuss a little history so that you can better understand.

The once great and ancient place of Kemet was renamed to Egypt by the Greeks.

Their ruler was replaced by Rome who was later replaced by Arab sheiks.

Arabs have ruled Egypt ever since the 7th century but in the grand scheme of time it has only been a few weeks.

They came into Egypt and sacked the library in Alexandria and looted many tombs.

Their religious leaders are at it again and are about to reopen old wounds.

They preach about destroying the pyramids and for saying such they are as crazy as loons.

They say that all monuments built in the pagan past need to be done away with.

How can they call what the ancient people of Kemet believe pagans when what the believe is wrapped in myth?

The pyramids are a wonder of the world and certainly the expression of Africa’s imagination and engineering gifts.

According to Islamic tradition, the Kaaba housed idols since before Abraham’s time.

But they are in no rush to destroy it and praying in it’s direction seems to be okay and fine.

On the hajj they throw pebbles at a statue that is supposed to represent the devil but I guess these practices are idolatry of a different kind.

I am not trying to start an argument or anything like that.

I stay away from debates and just deal with things that are an actual fact.

Not interesting in a back-and-forth or a tit-for-tat.

The Arabs have no significant record of architectural accomplishments prior to the advent of Islam.

They leveraged the know-how of those in the Levant and if you didn’t know this fact I’m sure it is like a truth bomb.

Their contribution was mostly language, religion and poetry so keep your eyes and ears open and remain calm.

They went into east Africa and went westward and northward up into Iberia while Europe was in its Dark Ages.

They were no books around thanks to barbarians and Christian sages.

Scientists and philosophers were scorned and jailed in cages.

The Arabs with the help of the Moors turned the lights back on in Europe and sparked the Renaissance and brought Europe back into the fold of civilization.

It went eastward from Portugal and Spain, France and every other European nation.

Eventually the Moors and Arabs retaught Europeans how to sail ships and they were able to explore, trade and conquer to their elation.

The Mali Empire controlled and proudly promoted the hallowed halls of the learning centers in Timbuktu.

People came from far and wide to learn there be they Muslim, Christian or Jew.

But when Mansa Musa went on Hajj he carried and gave away so much gold no one could imagine what would ensue.

He inadvertantly flooded the market with so much gold that the global economy was shaken.

The envy of those from the east was aroused and awaken.

So they felt that the people themselves and their resources were ready to be taken.

Today, Timbuktu has been targeted by Islamic fanatics who want to destroy its relics down to rubble and dust.

Stopping these radical fools is a must!

Willfully destroying historical treasures fills me with disgust.

What is odd is that the great leaders of the Mali Empire were devout Muslims so why destroy what they left behind?

Is it because they were Muslims of a different skin color, language and mind?

Because they believed in the brotherhood of all men and were in comparison benevolent and kind?

The Muslim wave crashed into West Africa in search of gold and other treasures to plunder.

How people can come in the name of religion and commit so many atrocities is is something I often wonder.

Now some of my West African brethren don’t want to be themselves due to the Arabized Islamist spell they are under.

You will never be able to vanquish the sun children even though you behave like a savage beast.

You cannot call yourself a Muslim because you are not one who is of peace.

You’re nothing more than a swarm of locusts I call the horde from the east.

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The 5 Pillars of Ma’at

25 Jul

What inspired me to write this poem is that I’ve been seeing a lot of people that I know who have done dirt to others get paid back. It is interesting to see the universe keep balance.

5 Pillars of Ma’at
by Tyrone Turner
Copyright 2010. All rights reserved.

What goes around comes back around.

If you’re a fair person, you’d like the way that sounds.

Oh yes, my friends, payback can be a mutha.

It can strike you down like no other.

The ancient people of Egypt had a goddess named Ma’at.

She knew who was being naughty and who was not.

She was a goddess – not like a goddess like being the creator or sustainer.

But she was the personification of a concept – sort of like select principles placed in a container.

Her husband was the god Tehuti, the wise scribe and judge.

If you want him waver on his ethics, forget it because he will never budge.

Like Ma’at, he is not THE GOD, or the creator or sustainer of the earth.

He is the symbol of wisdom and the transcriber of all of your actions beginning at birth.

“The battle is not mine. Vengeance is for the LORD.”

The universe is like a bank and every action is stored.

Do not let your heart be troubled. Live your life doing good works and serving your fellow man.

The mischief makers will get theirs. Ma’at will certainly open a can –

Of ‘Whoop Ass” because no one gets a pass.

I am not saying not to defend yourself as that is not intelligent.

If someone lays their hands on you, perhaps their soul is ready to be Heaven sent.

Some people deserve a RAW—righteous ass whipping, but do not be the aggressor.

The MOST HIGH doesn’t sanction that, as to initiate a fight is wrong will make you a transgressor.

Hmmm…Let’s see what knowledge I can pull from my magician’s hat.

Here we are: Righteousness; Truth; Justice; Balance; and Harmony.

These are 5 pillars of Ma’at.

You Are NOT Human

17 Jul

The poem below is a series of 13 haiku poems that tell one story. A haiku is a Japanese form of poetry that consists of three lines containing 5 syllables, 7 syllables, and 5 syllables respectively.

I call this series of haiku tied together a Haiku Chain Poem. Also, as is my signature in all of my poems, the last line contains the title of the poem.

This poem was inspired by the block-buster film, Avatar and my personal spiritual beliefs.

I hope that you like this poem.

You Are NOT Human!

by Tyrone Turner
Copyright 2010
All Rights Reserved


You are of the same
Essence as the Creator
of Heaven and Earth

Your body is a
house for your immortal soul.
You are not human.

Being human is not an
acceptable excuse to
set small, boring goals.

An avatar is
the personification
of a deity.

Is it not written
that “Ye are gods”? Is
it not David’s psalm?

Mary-Mary has
a great, inspiring song.
“It’s the god in me”.

Michigan, Eerie,
and Ontario are lakes.
Superior, too.

Nile, Mississippi,
Tigris, and Euphrates are
all big, great rivers.

Caribbean, Red,
and Mediterranean
are all mighty seas.

Atlantic, Arctic,
Pacific and Indian
are all deep oceans.

GOD is a river.
GOD is a great lake a big
sea and an ocean.

Your body is a
cup. GOD’s spirit is water.
YOU have that spirit.

You’re an avatar
made in the image of GOD.
You are not human.

You Become Your Thoughts

10 Jul

My last post on the lotus code inspired me to write this poem. Please take note of the unique style of this poem. There are 13 verses in the poem and each verse is in haiku style; three lines where the first has five syllables, the second has seven syllables, and the third line has seven syllables. I call this style of poetry a haiku chain. As is my custom, the last line of the poem will contain the title of the poem. I hope that you like this poem.

“You Become Your Thoughts
By Tyrone Turner
Copyright 2012
All rights reserved

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It starts in your mind.
That million dollar idea
YOU can change the world.

Get a check-up from
the neck up is Zig’s advice.
No stinkin’ thinkin’!

Kind words are sweet song.
Honey attracts more bees than
Bitter vinegar.

Sticks and stones break bones.
Harsh words scar minds forever.
Please holster your tongue.

The very first step starts
the journey of a thousand
miles. Get moving now!

There is a law called
intertia. Things at rest tend
to remain at rest.

Healthy habits bring
success in very quick time.
Master the mundane.

Bad habits enslave.
They waste money, energy,
and rob you of time.

When adversity
shows his ugly face, kick hard.
Never, ever quit.

Most people will fail
because they believe the hype.
Do they fear success?

Plan your work then work
your plan. That is the best way
to know where you’ll be.

If you do not know
where you want to go, any
road will get you there.

Thoughts are seeds planted
in our minds. Be careful, friends.
You become your thoughts.

Ben Netanyahu

6 Jul

I am very disappointed to hear news that the only “democracy” in the Middle East, Israel, is behaving like South Africa under legalized apartheid or even Nazi Germany. Shame on Israel!

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has described African migrants in Israel as “illegal infiltrators” that threaten “our existence as a Jewish and democratic state.” Knesset member Miri Regev, a member of Netanyahu’s Likud party, described refugees as “a cancer in our body” while addressing a mass rally that would shortly devolve into a riot targeting an African neighborhood in Tel Aviv. (“Israeli Racism Against Africans Proves Israel Is Not a Democracy”).

Write letters to your congressmen and your senators about this. Spread the word to churches that feel that they must go to visit the Holy Land in Jerusalem. Go to other holy sites instead until Israel gets its act together.

THIS IS NOT A CATEGORICAL INDICTMENT OF JEWISH PEOPLE!

I’m actually counting on Jewish folks like best-selling author Shlomo Sand to speak out against wrongs being done against people in Israel.

This poem is written in what I call a Haiku Chain. There are 16 haiku poems strung together to create this poem.

Please learn from this and take action.

“Ben Netanyahu”

© 2012 Tyrone Turner

All rights reserved.

The news reports say
that Africans are being
deported in droves.

You said you have to
to keep the “identity”
of Israel safe.

Sudanese who came
to your country are being
labeled as rapists.

Why would you dare say
such an inflammatory
thing? Riots began.

Beta Israel
from Ethiopia has
warned us about this.

How they face daily
discrimination in schools
and in housing.

I live in the good,
‘ol U.S.A. so why do
I bother to care?

Well, Israel is
the top recipient of
U.S. foriegn aid.

My tax dollars
are being used to oppress
people of color.

That is not how I
want my money spent. Has Ben
forgotten his past?

How Nazis spread lies
about Jews and made public
speeches full of hate?

How his people were
cast out of Germany to
protect its culture?

“Never forget the
Holocaust!” Agreed. We must
remember this crime.

Has the Israeli
leader forgotten? It seems
to have slipped his mind.

Your behavior is
disappointing and disgusts
me. Shame on you, sir!

Stop the race-baiting.
People may get hurt. Chill out,
Ben Netanyahu.

The Choice Is Your Own

6 Jul

This poem is a series of 15 haiku poems that are strung together in a series to tell a story. I call this style that I created a haiku chain poem. According to Dictionary.com, a haiku is a major form of Japanese verse, written in 17 syllables divided into 3 lines of 5, 7, and 5 syllables, and employing highly evocative allusions and comparisons, often on the subject of nature or one of the seasons; or a poem written in this form.

This poem talks about some of the holy texts, gods, and tenets for one of world’s major religions, Hinduism.

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“The Choice Is Your Own”
By Tyrone Turner
Copyright 2012
All rights reserved

Our oldest scripture
is called the Rigveda. There
are three other texts.

The Yajurveda,
the Samaveda, and the
Atharvaveda.

Total freedom of
belief and worship is how
we practice our faith.

Monotheism?
Polytheism? Either
is tolerated.

Dharma is order,
law, harmony and all truth.
It comes from Brahman.

Brahman is supreme.
There are others like Vishnu,
Shiva and Shakti.

Sometimes the gods may
personify as humans.
They are avatars.

We define Karma
as the moral law of cause
and effect. Deeds. Thoughts.

The cycle: action;
reaction; birth; death; rebirth —
is called samsara.

Samsara provides
pleasure that encourages
reincarnation.

Know that Nirvana
is the ultimate goal of
life. Stop the cycle.

Kama means to wish,
passion, longing and pleasure
of enjoying life.

The enjoyment of
love, affection, sensual
things that may please you.

Love and devotion.
Right action. Meditation.
Wisdom. All yogas.

Yoga means a path.
You choose your path for your life.
The choice is your own.

Life Is Suffering

3 Jul

This poem is a series of 11 haiku poems that are strung together in a series to tell a story. I call this style that I created a haiku chain poem. According to Dictionary.com, a haiku is a major form of Japanese verse, written in 17 syllables divided into 3 lines of 5, 7, and 5 syllables, and employing highly evocative allusions and comparisons, often on the subject of nature or one of the seasons; or a poem written in this form.

This poem introduces the reader to some of the basic concepts of Buddhism.

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“Life Is Suffering”
By Tyrone Turner
Copyright 2012
All rights reserved.

When you want something
that desire may lead to
a crime of passion.

It is best to not
attach oneself to worldly
treasures or people.

When you are detached
you don’t love, hate, lust or feel
any regrets. None.

Life leads to some sort
of uneasiness one way
or another. Fact.

Live a simple life.
Don’t wear perfumes, jewelry
or even wearing make-up.

Be mindful of the
concept of karma as it
affects future lives.

To minimize the
suffering, be careful of
your actions today.

Your rebirth may be
that of a lower being.
Tied to your karma.

It is best to end
the cycle of rebirth to
achieve Nirvana.

Suffering ends when
craving ends. Eliminate
all the delusions.

Don’t invest a lot
in this world. It is painful.
Life is suffering.