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Who Are We?

How do you conceal who you are?

How many facets do you portray?

Do you change the way you dress daily?

Do you alter your hair and eye color?

Do you vary your tone, whisper, cry, or shout?

Do you add make up to accent different parts of you?

Are you an award winning actor playing a role?

Which part of you are most protective of?

The real you or the ones you show off?

I’ve said before, but I will say it again:

The crux of who you are is hidden for few to view

Who bask in your cheer, hope and self-esteem.

Of all the masks you’ve worn over time,

Which do you want to be ‘you’?

Is your identity a bricolage of family, friends, colleague,

Ethnicity, race, religion, and cultural ‘norms’?

What happens to the mask when the identity shatters?

Do you also fall apart, lose control, and spin like a top,

Unknowing what your next mask will represent?

It seems to me, after much consideration, experience

That who you are is reflected in your eyes,

Where your soul reaches out to impose its wisdoms,

In order for self satisfaction and acceptance to

Coexist in harmony with your favorite mask!

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The Mind Excavated

Archeologists excavate the ground

To find what was in ancients’ minds. They found

By doing so they expand the mind,

Learn of their tools and ingenuity that they find

Exhilarating, as they observe recurring patterns

In history that we can avoid, if only we learns

That the difficulties of life that they surmounted

Are things that we, in our day, would find hardships

Trying to overcomes.

How do we teach ourselves and our progeny

Understanding that they still do apply today?

To learn from our and others’ experiences, fully.

How do we convince the new generations

That theirs is Not the one and only way that excavates

The mind, finds solutions, and resolves

The impossible.

Unknowingly implementing their ignorance traceable

To their upbringing and entourage, capable

Of imposing restrictions and actions unfavorable

To our survival.

Our perception of race, superiority and inferiority

Are just labels that we impose to understand

That which is incomprehensible for us.

Humanity excavates its center, extracting

The same red blood, emotions, and needs.

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Land and See

The cape on the Mediterranean Sea is full of life,

Sea and land touch, mingle, and rejuvenate one another

Feeding life, withdrawing, touching, freer than a lear.

The mountains roll into the plains, then into the sea.

The scenery is breathtaking and full of variety:

A hinterland populated, busy with life and fun,

Where buildings and homes intersect in a pun,

Where the water touches the land, retreats, and returns frequently.

Watching those cities from above is like watching

A reel of the twenties where everything is in slow motion,

Leaving an image, a smell, a laugh and glorying

In the fabulous way Middle Easterners show emotion.

Their carefree cheer is contagious, although

I knows That beneath the smiles, there lies a valley filled

With depression, agonies of past wars, struggles

To simply survive in a world that others take for granted.

I wish upon a star for them to have a better life,

Filled with ease and love while knowing that the government

Tears the people asunder by pocketing what should be theirs.

The disillusionment and disparity in their lives is painful to see.

Yes wishing is all I can do, as the world is run by politics,

And those are governed by SuperPowers that we have

No control over, as they impose their reign and expects

Blind obedience otherwise Consequences ensue.

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