T.K Owens

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(make Up Your Own: >) - Poem by T.K Owens

We cast aside...
aside our facades...
to make way for our beliefs.
We learn...
learn to understand...
that which is unknown.
We forget...
'forget to remember'...
the fallen, the victims.
We take...
take into ourselves the knowledge to be free...
from those who would cast us aside.
We make...
make a way for our children...
to grow in peace and happiness.
We are taught...
taught to hate and create chaos...
through the lifeless minds that hold us down.
We are raised...
raised in the belief that there is unequality in life...
rather it be white/black, human/animal, rich/poor.
We are forgotten...
forgotten by those who have made it out...
of the war within.
We fight...
fight for the ones who can't fight...
to take back the victory that is rightfully ours.
We weep...
weep for the atrocities occurring...
because we are not accepted....

We peel
We peel off the skin of symbiosis
The layers of which are our kin
Worms and parasites
We destroy
We destroy them within
After they were part of us
Gave us happy gut
An immuned strong body
For eons fit and thin
We realize
We realize again that
Mud pie confection is sin
But dirt is earth is our best friend
We wonder
We wonder why truncated life
Our estate so sorry
The civilized diet
Is human buffoon folly
We remember
We remember body wisdom
The finch and the nut
To each in its season
Enfolds its seed
For its turn to eat
We speak
We speak so others
Might return to natural law
We win
We win our right
To live cooperatively in health
With every living thing

We are stupid
We are stupid in our great haste
This race to get ahead
To somewhere out of sync
We leave
We leave behind a shortened span
That could have lived
So well with others
Of like mind
We share
We share the wonder of love
To dare and be our dream
Inkind
We understand
We understand now, that all of our waste
Must be food for something else
We know
We know that if it isn't
Then the product from which it came
Should not exist
We take
We take up this cause
To release this needed space

We assert
We assert that we're no longer superior
Than other members of life's clan
We topple
We topple over the notion
To never fall farther behind
Than our best good faith foot forward
We must
We must bring our fellows with us
To reverse miscomprehension
And misapprehension of natures bounty
That was stolen
When we were asleep at the wheel
We begin
We begin now to reclimb
Back up the tower again
But not to Babylon
But the tower in our mind
We fall
We fall to our feet
To plant them deep in righteous local soil
Where they belong
We grow
We grow smarter, wiser, healthier, fairer
We stay
We stay and pray
To make the earth a safer
Place to play and learn
To thrive alive that way



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What are your thoughts? ....for this is an unfinished poem and I believe that if the time is taken, many of you can add to this (if you want) ...what you think, feel, see...this is YOUR poem to add to...best wishes and thank you. (I was in a hurry sorta, so my portion kinda sux lol)


Comments about (make Up Your Own: >) by T.K Owens

  • (3/10/2009 11:48:00 AM)

    Thanks TK for the challenge. Your portion is great, silly. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Poem Edited: Monday, March 9, 2009


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