the greatest change
begins not with world leaders
and heads of state
I will not be ruled by hate
the most epic transformation
occurs not in the spotlight
of the world stage
I choose to heal
the grandest evolution
is not what can be seen
in the mirrors of the Hubble
I will seek truth
it begins small
tiny as a seed
just one letter:
I choose compassion
I draw the line
I choose to thrive
I respect myself
I choose to hope
I will not be bound by fear
I choose to take action
I will let go
I choose to break cycles of violence
I will be authentic
I choose to feel
I will not stay silent
I choose to forgive
I don’t want
a smart phone
a smart car
a smart TV
I don’t want
devices made of
plastic and metal
to take over my humanity
to think for me
to decide for me
to act for me
I never want to forget the feel
of fresh, damp, earth
in my hands as I plant seedlings in my garden
I never want to forsake the thrill
of holding a hand-written letter
feeling the imprint of pen pressed to paper
I never want to lose the skill
of combining ingredients without measures
and kneading bread dough in a kind of soothing rhythmic dance
I never want to relinquish the sensation
of relishing a good book held in my hands
whether curled up cozy, laying in the grass, or sitting in a café
I never want to replace the art
of a well composed image first conceived in the photographer’s eye,
then captured on film, raw and unaltered by software
I never want to condense thought
into mere sound bites and gluttonously
ingest ignorant spins on truth and reality
I never want to my mind
to atrophy unable to formulate
an opinion, an exploration, a provocative piece of poetry
I do not want
a smart phone
a smart car
a smart TV
I want to embrace advances in technology
for the good they can afford
yet I refuse to give up my
very human beingness
from my senses to my intuition
from my cerebellum to my metatarsals
from my fears to my dreams
from my goose-bumps to my sneezes
from my analyzing thoughts to my imagination
this is what it is to be alive
not merely powered up
I was lost for a minute
a ship adrift at sea
I had plotted my course
made my way for the horizon
kept one eye on the compass
an’ one eye on the sky
I let my sails unfurl
and billow fat in the wind
I was sailing steady
I was sailing true
until one day a tempest
tossed me about the ruthless sea
a mere toy volleyed on the waves
I was bruised and battered
disoriented and tattered
my beautiful sails torn asunder
the wind having gone out
leaving them hanging limp and lifeless
from their masts
My crew was weary
wrestling ropes and winds
then waiting out doldrums
four endless days and nights
no bearings could I find
for the Stars, our faithful guides,
were hidden by the clouds
Until then one dusk
parting like a curtain
revealing a glittering cast of characters
executing a stellar performance
Their song a reassurance
their light a soothing comfort
their placement a powerful compass
orienting me to myself
reminding me of my place
righting my course once more
And Wind began to whisper
telling me to stay true
urging me to sail on
reminding me of the exhilaration
of the freedom found in being me
And as Wind whispered wisdom
my patchwork sails began to surge
and I began
ever toward that horizon to glide
Now I may get tossed about at sea
and shaken by some great tumult
I may lose my direction
and want to forsake my bearings
but I do not sail alone
on this maritime adventure
I have a skilled crew
to set me right again
So with compass in hand
and the wind at my back
crew at the ready
and hope in my heart
I steady on
toward that horizon
just a little more weathered
than first I set to sea
The sun has arised!
Feel that warm glow on your skin.
Open thy eyes,
let the light settle in.
Enjoy you’re alive.
This is what thou must realize:
Know that we will win this battle we all face within.
Dig deep inside and you’ll find peace.
Reside your mind with a kind rhyme and you shall be released.
Limit the beliefs and these fantasies will cease to be reached and
remain discrete from ones realities…
Did i say that clearly?
Well, I feel the need to preach.
Listen in and hear me, please.
Evaluate this phase to replace this foul taste to penetrate and force
innocents by the waist.
Resist to activate!
Rehabilitate from this corrupt way to procreate.
Self operate if thy actions have taken place.
It’s not too late to contemplate!
Edit this trait.
Retrace your paces, rewind and erase.
Reiterate to lift off those heavy weights.
Don’t degrade into your hate.
Segregate from that damned place.
Quit to stimulate and aggravate disease into the state.
Integrate and assimilate to accommodate so we can liberate this human race from being raped.
Stand and allocate to terminate this proliferating rate.
Rise to precipitate our path to deviate from this unfortunate fate.
Recreate a gateway to bring joy and advocate to contain the faith.
Revelate your talent, don’t procrastinate or let it go to waste.
Predicate your passion.
Dedicate to originate!
You’re not a disgrace so keep your chin up!
Trust, I woudn’t prevaricate or dissimulate because lies creates all to fall from grace.
All these fakes need to awake and emancipate from their masquerades.
Try to facilitate and educate those wanting to compensate.
Have compassion for your fellow mates.
Cultivate to evolve and regenerate all into our brighter days.
Work to alleviate the fallen.
Once done then we all can praise the rise of the humankind.
But while kept inside where there’s no shine,
Scrutinize and say, “I know mine…”.
Strive to survive, not deprive your life from sunrise.
You gotta spend some time.
Love, shall entice and feel so right.
All will visualize and ignite thy divine light!
So wipe your eyes from crying.
Thou will be just fine.
And when no longer confined take a step forward only when you can forgive and start over again.
Repent and be penitent.
Dispense the occurrence of admittance into intense constant adamant impertinence.
Be vigilant of the forbiddens.
forgiveness to your Brethren is relevant.
Rather than building a hurt weapon as a mason,
construct a plan for your development.
Make that your occupation.
Organization can lead the way.
Your ready to set.
Time to play.
This isn’t the end.
Breathe in this present moment…
We must stay persistent to uplift friends into an emergent state of coexistence.
There is no difference, we are all equivalent.
Even the malevolent are convenient.
Become advent that the absence of bad presence seizing into innocence and confluence represents a prevention of a declaration of a balance within the earth’s inhabitant’s sense of recognition towards a new
Coherence will influence subsequent fervent contents of the current environment to commence.
Indeed a transcendent evolution.
Do your best to be consistent.
My intent of this document is to enhance our performance in this resistance of frequent interference from insignificant substance.
Study the flagrant evidence.
Check out some reference.
Understand the circumstance.
Stray away from mis-perceptions.
Try some separation.
There are many different repellents.
It’s always good to have an abundance.
Utterance is my favorite way to vent.
To brush against a canvas is a proficient antidepressant.
believe you have a limitless extent.
Don’t believe those who tell you, you are incompetent.
Because everyone is important and significant.
Trust in yourself, in others, and then…
It will be clear and evident that all of this was meant to happen.
Overcome the opponent of pestilence and take a movement for enlightenment because self amendment will be time well spent.
Well, these are my tenets to save our planet from pollutants.
I’d appreciate any pronouncements.