Putting This Aside

All politics aside

How do we thrive

Stay alive inside

No hide

Or claim

I’m beside

Myself

Hiding on a shelf

Like the that little red elf

Moping

Hoping

It’ll all go away

We can stay out of the fray

Today

And everyday

Then we say

I’m better than them

I don’t hate Muslim

But that’s all you do

Then you say phew

That got me off the hook

I can turn away, not look

Must.

Do.

What.

I.

Can.

Fight through

Do what you can do

Resist

Persist

Help all humans

Exist

Thrive

Be alive

Live

Give

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B. S. @ Castleton

Listening to Bernie

As he earnestly,

Attempts to make us

See connections and thus

Become better informed

And possibly forewarned

That at this going rate

Are we becoming a nation

Less great?

Let’s return the nation

To its higher station

Respected, revered

In many cases cheered

As bearers of what’s good

Across the planet’s neighborhood

Something To Do

Some might say I’m shallow

I would describe me as a whole.

Regardless of the apt description

I’m aching for humanity’s souls.

My mission in life spreads joy and happiness,

Yet sometimes I fall from the path.

Getting caught in the vitriol and ugliness,

And stuck in their powerful wrath.

So as I continue to struggle

With our current state of affairs.

I want to keep to my mission:

Helping to mend our societal tears

Please won’t you help me reconcile,

How those filled with racism, hate

Can put themselves on a pedestal

And still claim this country as great?

Those concepts to me – antithetical

To helping others move up in their station,

Toward the great ideals of our forefathers

And return greatness to our nation.

But still, that isn’t nearly enough!

We must lead with the following broad message:

Across all peoples and places;

That love and cooperation foremost

Will help heal the rifts ‘twixt the races.

The Way

Aristocracy

Hipocrisy

Autocracy

Not Democracy

Rich

trumps

Poor

They dump on your door

Your community and property

What do they do?

It’s insanity

Who to turn to?

You me

Humanity

Humans being

What are we seeing

Shackling

No Freeing

Shameless live streaming

Beaming the signal

Keep masses down

We own this town

And the streets

Whose streets?

They’re ours

Never yours

You’re defeated

And by you I mean you, you, you, and you

But no,

No,

This is not the way

Don’t remain defeated or

Downtrodden

This day

Or any – I say

Step up, stand forward

Resist

Be the ones

Who’re named on the list

Of those who are there

For what’s just and whats right

Twenty-four/seven

And all through the night

Remember

Without you

We cannot persist

Keep on the pressure

Do what is right

Resist

Through dialogue

Non-violence,

Love,

and gratitude

It’s the most powerful

attribute

We could exude.