Welcome to Monday’s News on the March – The week that was in my digital world.
Poem by Sharon
Master time, I entreat you
give me more time
to steady my breath, to calm the beating of my heart
as you weave your way between heaven and earth
give me the time to admire the bright yellow brilliance
of yet another sunrise
and later, gaze at the orange globe as it descends upon a cooling earth.
Oh master time, slow down your hurry
grant me more time to admire the big bold moon in all its mystery
for my head is spinning
as you rock my world a little bit more.
Bestow me with your favour, as my feet have not touched the ground.
Calm down your pace, shower me with more moments
before I disappear without leaving
the faintest trace – I implore you!
(Read more poetry from Sharon at Sharon Writer’s Tidbits)
The Secret of China’s Cold War Strategy – Mao’s Cold War – Timeline
Video documentary at Timeline – World History
I wish teenagers and young adults learnt more of the history about Mao Dezong and Stalin. As despicable was Hitler’s genocide of the Jews and those opposed to him; it doesn’t compare in the slightest with what happened under Stalin and Mao. Where did the educators of 20th Century history go in our educational institutions?
Mao led as founder and chairman of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) starting with the taking of Beijing in 1949. In 1958 he launched a program aimed to rapidly transform China’s economy from agrarian to industrial. It was called the ‘Great Leap forward‘. Agricultural land was distributed from private ownership to collective plots, and it caused violent class struggle and an unprecedented famine leading to the death of 45 million. (View video documentary here)
Christina Perri – You Mean the Whole Wide World to Me
Song at Christina Perri
It wouldn’t be a week in my blog-space without a Christina Perri song.
Studio video for “you mean the whole wide world to me” off the new album lullabies and sing-a-longs album, songs for Carmella.
Many thanks Matthew for including my poem in this Monday’s ‘News on the March’. Heading over to your news item/video on China and the cold war in a moment. Kind regards, Sharon
At least someone read today’s post. Oh that’s you Sharon! Haha
The China documentary is one of the most disturbing I’ve seen.
Matt, war and politics can make you feel sad. Watched the documentary on China the cold war! Can’t understand why it was referred to as the ‘cold war’ with the invasion of Korea – shifted it to an active war! Not cold! Oh, and don’t kid yourself Matt, you are making a valuable contribution to us here on wordpress and beyond. Catch you again, soon. Have a fabulous day! Sharon
Thanks so much for your reflections and encouragement. It means a lot Sharon. I see what you mean about active war. Well it was known as the Korean war, but when they werent fighting it was more akin to a cold war especially between the US and Russia. It’s getting late so I’ll be signing off. Cheers.