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The summer sky’s shades are all vibrant, Going from baby blue to azure to royal blue
Changing on the whim of the weather that can’t
Decide which blue suits it utmost:
Dark and depressing, or cheery and frisky?
Mainly, all are moody and try you out for a test:
Of whether its moods become yours or do you heartily
Overcome the sky’s emotional breath?
Gazing dreamily into the sky’s constellations
On a summery night, fills your breast with
Wishes and desires that abound in intentions
Of freedom to roam among them, freeing your breath.
The Constellations’ Devine joy is in being constant,
True, and unwavering attestation to God’s will:
That surmises the need for unchanged candescent
Brilliance that brings hope and faith that spill from the quill.
The terror drives their heart beats into a drum
A drummer erasing your life and turning it into a bum.
Sirens, louder than your heart’s drum,
Blare out the need to evaluate the slum.
Run, run, run faster, faster still, jump
Into the bomb shelter for fear of being a lump
On the street, another cadaver hacked in a frump.
Blood stains the streets, cars, homes, and fields
That sustain the rebellion that fights oppressives.
In a vain attempt to eradicate the beliefs
I look around, children, women, elderly, youth,
All strewn like rag dolls, puppets on strings! Truth,
They are victims of unending war for territory of faith.
What a scam, lark, lie, brainwashing schemes,
Imposing your will on others!
Keep them weak, hungry, and hopeless,
As you stomp on their rights! Bleed them,
It’s the last foray into unknow, dread for them
Terrors testify that the drum itself is to be feared. For them
Is a way of life!
Well then, do something to end the strife!
That’s no way to live a life!
Today, the world is a global village, where
Knowledge and friends are at your fingertips, there
Or across the ocean, continent, country, even street
You never know where your next lucky charm will pop up at.
Buck, f–k, junk, luck, tuck, truck, stuck, struck,
All revert to luck as they all stick together in a funk.
I love all these good luck charms that drive in an infinite
Figure eight to send some more luck your way, even if late.
From billions and millions of people around the world
To the individual’s solitary existence, to eco systems
To the tiniest ant, even tinier, that make the systems
Work simultaneously, and depend on each other hard.
It’s a lesson to learn, that ‘no man’s an island ‘,
And neither can nature nor man live separately
Nor can either live without the strength of belief, strongly
Ensuring ALL’s survival for their dependence is the law not the exception.
“Find out who you are. And do it on purpose.”
Says Dolly Parton as she describes the need for identity.
Do you know who you are?
Do you wait for a magazine, a model, and trends
To validate your existence to others?
Are you being led, like a lamb, to the slaughter
For you are a follower not an instigator or leader?
If asked to jump, will you? Why or why not?
Identify what characteristics make you unique.
Embrace them, strengthen them, stand for them
Even if it’s late, you’ve already many mistakes made.
Grasp your said ‘weaknesses’ and turn them into
Fortresses, pillars of power to wage a war though
You know the result: You are the Victor!
“Why?”, you ask! Simply put, your perseverance,
Fortitude, and belief that your faith and ethics,
Your hope in being a power to be reckoned with
Will pull you through all obstacles that try to demean you.
Fight, don’t back down, don’t let your color define you,
Your gender, your social class, your blood kin, though
You must break the bonds imposed on you
By standing for your faith, uniqueness, and belief
In the God that empowers and supports you!
Fie, fie, fie!!! I say: “Fie! It’s such a lie!”
“What is it?” I ask, that’s so incongruous it needs to die?
Fie, fly, try, cry, buy, sky, dry,
Don’t let what baffles you turn you into a sty.
Look, learn, open your mind to find That knowledge breeds understanding of a kind.
The type of compassion and reverence
For life and faith requires a great severance.
By demolishing the barriers, bonds, and stereotypes
You rise above the blinders that society supplies.
Have the courage, fortitude, and puissance
To face the ingrained beliefs about the other without patience.
Cleave your heart from your mind, and let
Objectivity reign over ignorance and don’t fret.
The world is chaotic enough without your pettiness,
Leave it behind, conquer it’s dreary unhappiness.
By imposing your faith in God and yourself,
You grow more holistic, compassionate, and selfless.
Permit your faith in humanity grow to eradicate
Inequality, racism, sexism and imperialism, as it’s never too late!
Just, lust, must,
Guts, gusts, and grubs
Champs, chumps, and lumps.
All in all, they all face the power of the just.
Who comes first, who loses is inapropos
As long as they know that injustices can’t go unpunished!
Crime, criminal, abuser, traitor, saviors
All have time to face the music, all pained.
Those who break it, must inevitably, dance to the tune,
The music of victory over poverty and those weakly,
Gingerly try to step away from heads that roll,
Playing the part of the weakling who’s accused wrongly.
Oh what would it be like to find a world where justice
Is not only a must, but applies to all stratas of societies
Whether poor, middle class, rich, or multicultural,
All revere the law and all that’s lawful.
Oh how convenient it is to fall into the cracks
Of those who judge others by their looks
Rather than their actions, that require faith in a broken
System that reveres the material more than ethics.
Tick tock, tick tick, Zeus and Hera were gods of old,
Whose siblings and children ruled Olympus to forward
Their traits into humanity, but if they didn’t subjugate
Themselves to the will of the gods, they impose their revenge.
Tick tock, tick tock, polytheism gods’ names change
With time, civilizations, to represent the needs of the
People, from Thor to Anu, to Anubis, and Dragon
Or Shangti who require sacrifice and receded into anon.
Tick tock, tick tock, monotheism starts with Moses,
Jesus, and Mohammad whose miracles and messages
Are similar in that they ALL believe in One God that reigns
Supreme in the heavens.
Today, we regress into polytheism of the church
Of the broken god, that believes in evil within flesh,
While aspiring to mechanization of self, logic, and intellect.
Again the female god is animalistic and impulsive.
Yet, so many others continue to revere the monotheistic
Religions, knowing that faith is an antidepressant,
A builder of confidence, a strength stronger than mountains.
It elevates you and steers you away from obduracy.
One, one, twenty one, a new day starting a new
Chapter in your life.
There is a need at times to wish for a new
Beginning, erasing all that came before.
While your mind slips from one memory to another,
Like a movie reel replaying moments of laughter,
Difficulty, obstacles, challenges, even despair.
Are you watching a comedy, drama, suspense, or horror?
Interestingly, they all coexist in the life that we live.
Life is more dramatic, comedic, intriguing, and satisfying
Than any movie or book you’ve watched or were reading.
It raises so many questions of existence, faith,
Identity, even belief in God, whose reasons for our trials
Are His alone. We, as people, turn those obstacles
Into evil and something to be feared.
While the reality is that those challenges are our ‘tests’
On earth, where we are judged by how we react to all our problems,
And not for the existence of the complication itself.