James Tipp

Rookie - 408 Points (20-06-1945 / East London)

Make A Stand Say Something Positive! - Poem by James Tipp

Governments only works because we collude with their aspirations
We give credence to the objectives when we keep silent, mute.
Hate and fear work on the same basis, we collude by remaining mute.
When both are seen in the same structures our collusion is costly
The innocent, the passer by, the families of victims, meet the cost.
To seek reconciliation in the midst of hate and violence makes a stand
Says we take away your right to speak for us, we refuse to hate on demand
Refuse revenge that blinds my neighbour, my nation, and the whole world.
Words are cheap is a saying without content, if true, why are people silent?
Why is speaking to each other and listening to each other ignored.
The end game is either living together on this tiny orb set in space
Or allowing fear and difference to drive a wedge of hate between humanity.
So seeking our own extinction in the pursuit of purity and isolation.

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Poem Submitted: Monday, February 1, 2010

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