Thursday, September 2, 2010

Purging Anger



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Witnessing Sin,
the forgotten Sacred Truth
of Self and Other.

Toxins in the water supply
and coursing the blood
of humanity
embodied and spilled.

A turning back.

Failure to see,
listen,
touch.

Suffering as an addiction
or currency.

Ego’s insatiable consumption.

Waste.

Insecurity of any kind.

The man,
woman,
child,
who takes dictation
and acts upon it.

The man,
woman,
child,
who dictates
and sacrifices
others at the altar
of his or her own neediness.

War as a pathway to Peace
or anywhere else.

Conditional
humanitarianism.

Love withheld.

Color sightedness.

Mimicry.

Gas prices
as a measure of
the quality of Life.

Numbness.

TV: a companion.

Judgment.

The concepts of
possession,
disposability,
and disobedience.

Friend-Stranger-Enemy.

Fear as the basis
for decision-making
in any context.

Hate crimes.
Heart crimes.
Criminality.
Caging.

Death and Life as penalties.

Unforgivable.

Shameful.

Impatience.

The lack of apology.
A lacking apology.
Apology for lacking.
Lack of acceptance.

No choice.

“No.”

“Can’t” and “Won’t.”

“Should” and “Must”
and their opposites.

“Please” as a grovel.

The wealth of poverty
and
the poverty of wealth.

Aloneness in
a world of six billion
and counting.

A perception that isolation
and solitude are one
the same.

The domestication of Spirit.

The silenced voice of Soul.

My own hypocrisy.

Bless me with a heart
big enough to
love my way through.


(c) 2003-2017/Jamie K. Reaser
From "Note to Self: Poems for Changing the World from the Inside Out"
Published by Hiraeth Press

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2 comments:

  1. Raw, honest, open and trust worthy ... thank you Jamie ... amanda 'blue' leigh @}~~~

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