We Don’t Speak From Our Own Heart!

speak from heart

Must we despair and give into gloom
when fortune’s smile turns sour?
We have raised a flag that’s white.
And from their wrath, we cower.

We copy and paste so many words.
And we pass them down each day.
We don’t speak from our own heart,
instead, we quote whatever they say.

How can our voices ever be heard
if we don’t send them down the line?
We blog because they have silenced us.
They have silenced your thoughts and mine.

If I quote from you and you quote from me
then our story, we shall tell.
There is someone wanting to know
that in fact, we are not for sale.

Who will hear your thoughts or mine
if we allow them all to die?
And when history tells our story
they will hear it from those who lie!

Written by,
Shelby I. Courtland
©2015 Shelby I. Courtland

I wrote this because I think it’s a shame that all of us have a brain and we have eyes and we can see what is going on. But instead of spreading each other’s thoughts around, we simply post articles by Michael Snyder or Paul Craig Roberts and a host of others who are purported to be experts on the happenings of today. They already have a wide following because if the blog world is busy re-posting their articles, I am pretty sure that they’ve got their own website that gets loads of attention.

What people need to see, I think, is for those of us who are not paid writers with established websites to post our thoughts. People from all over the world come to our site, not to re-read something that they’ve seen a thousand times over, they want our perspective. But instead, what they get is the perspective of someone else and we are taking their position, even if we agree with it and running with it at the expense of all the other unsung heroes out there. There are so many of us who are gifted and talented with words and poetry and photography and we should desire to spread our thoughts and what is in our hearts all over the internet. How else are we going to counter all of the propaganda that is put out by the ‘lamestream’ media? How else are we going to become a viable entity instead of continuing to enjoy obscurity and in some cases, bemoaning it?

I quite often find myself moving on past those who simply post a short bit from some article they found somewhere and instead, I focus on reading the blogs that are posted by people who tell the story from their own perspective; from their point of view. It is always most interesting and eye opening to know that there are indeed, many of us who are in tune to what’s what. We just have a different way of saying it and yet, when we say it, it never gets heard.

In short, support each other. We all know that things are looking pretty bleak and everyone wants an audience. And for those who say, “I just write for myself.” If that were the case, you’d keep a journal beside your bed and not post it online. But be that as it may, try re-blogging someone else’s post other than Paul Craig Roberts. Re-blog the guy’s blog that you just read and found his point was solid, right on the mark or struck a chord with you. It just may strike one with someone else and so on and on it goes.

I Dedicate This One To Linda And Tubularsock! LMAO!!!

For Linda and Tube

If I should need a pick me up, whenever I feel down,
I’ll check to see if Linda and Tube are in my town.

They’re in a class all by themselves and both of them I love.
They complement each other, as a hand goes in a glove.

Tube is my PR man and a top notch one he is,
while Linda babysits the neighbor’s bad ass kids.

Linda’s tithes are paid in full; I toast her with some wine.
It’s left to Tube to pay the bill; on lobster, we will dine.

The Reverend is a sly one who never, ever pays.
Linda sneaks some cash to Tube, she knows the Reverend’s ways.

As the Reverend does a dine and dash, her stiletto heels do click.
She’s away before the bill arrives; the Reverend’s just that quick.

So, to all who read this poem, these three are all good friends,
until the Reverend counts her church’s dividends.

After that, all bets are off and there’ll be no musketeers.
The Reverend throws them out and boxes both their ears.

Written by,
Shelby I. Courtland
© 2013 Shelby I. Courtland

Linda can be found at http://llfrederick.wordpress.com/ and Tube can be found at http://tubularsock.com/

You’re simply THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WordPress Bloggers To The Rescue!




Dennis gets our morning off with coffee with the homeless.

Jerry keeps the ‘peace’ since the natives here are restless.


Skywanderer is busy as she shares just what we do.

Jeff will speak the truth and then he’ll hand the ‘mic’ to you.


Tubular’s in the ‘war room’ disguised as someone’s sock,

just waiting for Ms. Courtland to clean somebody’s clock.


MisBehaved Woman is doing what she does best,

protesting with a sign ’cause she won’t let it rest.


Shainbird on the other hand just wrote what she did see,

a lovely poetry piece and she’s posting it for free.


Meanwhile, Skywanderer just tweeted something nice,

to all her many fans who then re-tweeted twice.


I. Frederick’s in the room and she’s all in the know.

She tells it like it is, she’s the star of this here show.


Shelby Courtland is a wild one, who plays so many roles.

At times she’s rather brazen, at times she’s saving souls.


They’re a fine motley crew who will lead the revolution.

Tubular’s on the job, he’ll be the prosecution.


Our government’s got to go; it’s no longer for the people.

They give all to the rich but they hate the poor and feeble.


We’ll stand for one; we’ll stand for all, this time we’ll play it smart.

We’re going green and going clean; so Tube, you push the cart.


Written by,

Shelby I. Courtland


I hope no one who is mentioned gets upset. This is all in fun. It is just my way of thanking those who have stuck with me through all my ups and downs and who are always there to lend a supporting hand. For those of you that I’ve missed, please know that I thank you also for all that you do! I didn’t worry about ‘getting it right’ as this comes from the heart, so I hope you enjoy! Thanks!

And to all WordPress bloggers out there, this ones for you!!