This piece, as some who listen may deduce, is in tribute to those who have found their lives forever altered by the depraved desires of an authoritarian dictator, Vladimir Putin.
Many within the boundaries of Ukraine once considered their bordering neighbors to be of one kinship, brothers even.
Sadly, they have discovered this is the furthest thing from the truth.
is a piece that was penned after observing the enduring fight for survival by the people of Ukraine. A people who may have harbored a modicum of ambivalence regarding Russia, but who overall considered Russian citizens relatives.
It was inconceivable that those who were considered brothers could inflict the on-going atrocities that are being witnessed by the world.
After a brief moment of introspection, I find that those same thoughts should be considered when observing the depraved brutality that occurs within OUR neighborhoods and this country in general.
Why consider the speck within another's eye while ignoring the log within OUR own.
WE are better than this.
Aren't WE...MY BROTHERS?
OUR SPIRIT LIVES!!!