Newark’s English Civil War weekend.

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Its been a fantastic weekend of the reenactment of the English Civil War here in Newark on Trent UK.

Newark was besieged three times during the civil war from 1642 to 1646 Newark was a royalist stronghold, however King Charles did surrender to the parliamentary army in Newark in 1646…
Below is a link to give you the full history >>>>>>>
http://bit.ly/1KHMM0W

I have felt proud to live in such a historical town and the sealed knot society have made the weekend surreal.
It all coincides with the opening of Newark civil war museum, link again below for more information. >>>>>
http://bit.ly/1KHMVl4

Here is a sample of some of the pictures I told just to give you an idea of the atmosphere….

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Mandy. X

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The colour of peace……

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Photograph by ” Traudl Becker”

Dare I ask for peace in this turbulent world of silent wars
The colour of war is dark and dissolute
Anger, abounded with fear
Yet still I hope for a glint of light.

Peace what is its colour
In this sea of red and rage…
We are abundant with hate
Power people embrace in their foolhardiness

Could it be translucent or sublime
Maybe more a cool blue breeze
Or perhaps full meadow green and yellow
Yes I will dare ask for peace….

Let’s cast a dream of hope
Crimson washed to sea
Darkness erased by an energy of illuminate
Onwards we will wander seeking for our own true colour…..

Mandy.x

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If I were Queen of the world!

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The world is a beautiful, wondrous place one that if you were unborn and had the ability to think it would be unbelievable paradise to you.

Do we really appreciate its capabilities, its marvel , its staggering possibilities. I doubt it we are too busy making war…..
Our children of the world see its wonder its attraction, they are not marred by power, greed and egotism.

If I were lucky enough to be Queen of the world, I’d be someone who valued its people along with its staggering natural beauty.
I’d teach forgiveness above most things, enabling man to tolerate and see itself for all its worth rather than letting man think it needs something other than what the true world already has to offer in its amazing state….

Everywhere in our 21st century world we see destruction, man struggling for power, struggling to over turn his fellow man.
Where has the compassion disappeared to, what of our conscious. We see innocent people suffer, children refugees of war. Is there no end to the slaughter……

If I were Queen of the world even for just one day, I’d show my wrath, I’d wash away the evil with pure nature itself.
I’d save the innocent from their peril put balance back into mankind and hope above all else that we could be forgiven for our madness…….

Mandy.x