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Oneness in the World

Welcome to my blog, Ground One.

Ground Zero :  Function:  noun; Date:  1946 ~ 1: the point directly above, below, or at which a nuclear explosion occurs; 2: the center or origin of rapid, intense, or violent activity or change; 3: the very beginning .

Ground One:  Function: verb; Date: 2008 ~ 1: to create a new beginning from an ending, starting from the ground up; 2: to use one’s  life beliefs and values to break new ground; 3: to ground oneself; i.e., to become one with the earth or universal whole; 4: to journey within to find new solutions to ancient problems;  5:  to use one’s unique individual gifts to improve the whole; 6: to find common ground among a diversity of cultures, philosophies, and ideas.

I wrote this poem, which appeared in my church bulletin, when I was 14 years old. It’s a bit idealistic, but I post it now in honor of this week’s historic inauguration.


Oneness in the World

You may think your religion better than mine,

But both point to the fact that God’s Divine.

Regardless of color, race, or creed

God has called us to His need.


Hand in hand and heart to heart

We each must do our own part.

God’s love is not just near,

God’s love is always here.


We must learn to accept His grace

And remember He does not see our race.

If everyone could clear their eyes

World colors would not be despised.


Use faith to spread His word

So the world’s problems will be deterred.

God’s pathway is open for you

Let it be open unto others, too.


Help the world and one day we’ll see

That all we need is Unity.