Category Archives: free verse

Apathy and misery

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Is your misery caused by your apathy

Is it passive observing and your non-belief,

That causes you to attack me from the safety of your room

Behind your computer screen,

And is it why in your loneliness and solitude you scream,

Because your life doesn’t mean anything,

Because you don’t stand for something, you fall for everything,

You live a life without any meaning,

You live life without experiencing

What it is to truly live close to the edge,

You’ve never stood there on that ledge

Peering down into the deep abyss,

Truth is all opportunities you always miss,

By sitting in your room judging me and others who do more than just exist,

Get out there and live life

Witness the hardship and the strife,

The poor and the homeless blocking doors

See the dead soldiers coffins returning from some war,

See the usual black lives destroyed a little more

And animals experimented on with no real cause,

See the rich and powerful bending and breaking laws,

It appears with impunity but if we do it, we get beaten to the floor,

And end up in some prison cell

So you’re wondering why we scream and yell,

And why we’re so fucking angry,

But that’s because life passes you by, you’re sanitised against it,

The truth is you don’t understand this,

Because you have never tried to really live,

You’re to afraid to do more than exist

Or accept that you’re your own authority and won’t start to use it

As place to start and grow but instead you run and hide from this,

Your apathetic way you choose to live

Defines the misery of your existence,

But you can still change it

You can still bring sbout a personal, paradigm shift,

You just have to go out and truly experience everything and breathe it in.

Extremes and divides can’t heal the hurt

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Extremes and divides can’t heal the hurt

Right wing, left wing

Who gives a fuck,

When people are dying

Which truly sucks,

Innocent black lives

They were doing nothing wrong,

Taken out by cops

The list goes on and on,

But where are the healers?

And the peacemakers?

Not the President

Who’s trying to rack up votes,

By representing one extreme

‘I’ll smash heads if you vote for me’,

Says Antifa are a terrorist theme

But what about the alt right

Middle aged men killing machines,

Both sides can’t conceive of a balanced path

Where we all learn the compassionate art,

Of caring for each other

And understanding,

Learning to be a little less demanding,

Why do black lives matter?

It’s because they’re under greatest threat

This is America’s greatest test,

To finally create an equal society

Where colour does count against you in anything,

Where it doesn’t hold you back

And target you for being searched,

Where being black doesn’t mean you get treated like dirt,

America needs a president that wants to unify,

That wants to strive for equal rights,

That looks to heal and not divide

That stand independent and doesn’t take sides,

So fuck the left wing extremes

As well as the far right,

I am just focused on peoples lives.

A message to those who rule

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Fuck all administrations that don’t condemn innocent deaths

Fuck them all that encourage the violence to spread,

By using police and army to silence and oppress

Fuck these leaders who are far right obssessed ,

Fuck you for condemning the left

While allowing white men to walk around with guns and military vests,

Fuck all administrations that promote violence

Fuck your ideals based around glorifying white supremacists,

Fuck administrations that can’t create peace

You will suffer the anger and be made one day to weep,

Fuck your inability to empathise and heal

Believe one day your downfall will be real,

Then hopefully the country you rule will one day feel

The sadness of all innocent lives that have perished,

And understand all lives must be cherished.

How long?

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How long must we wait?

For a fair and just world

For a mankind free of ignorance and hate,

How long must we wait for our humanity

To grow and evolve into a compassionate species,

Full of kindness and brimming with love

How much longer must the world burn,

Before as people we finally learn

There is no future in division and greed,

We must push for a fairer and equal society.

Those who suffer fear and uncertainties

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Fear and uncertainties feed negativity

These are emotions that breed the hate we see

The creation of self doubt that causes vunerability

Wakes the monster of the bitterness we see

In the racist, discriminatory, xenophobic type

Who welcome in and embrace wrong,

While being blind to what is right

It consumes their soul to the point they won’t be told

And hiding behind things they are very bold

But if confronted they shy away

They play at life like it’s a game

They seek out money in their averice and greed

They are undereducated and lack the intellectual means

To understand what love and empathy is

They go for easier emotions like greed and hate

And get vexed when we have our say

And try to drown us out in order to win a debate

I’d feel sorry for them if they were not so nasty

But in their ignorance, bitterness and hat we will not surpass me

Because I am a spiritual soul of love and kindness.