On Violence

Inspired by my time in Colombia awhile ago, but it resonates with me today in America with all the hatred in today’s public sphere, especially by politicians and those in the media who claim to represent and speak on behalf of people like me.

ignorance implicates us
in its fabricated
tapestry of lies
close your eyes
and imagine this world
without suffering, without violence
… with out people.
And so you stand alone.
With out responsibility from
the chains that bound you
to this earth
the chains that found you
at your birth
have been cut
all ties to humanity
human sanity
have been cut
you stand alone
pretending you are not a product of a past
but this past
is long living, forever sinning
and will outlast
this current generation
Alone, you stand
upon claimed land
staring into the abyss
of a mass gravesite called Earth.
But who piled on the dirt?
With victory cry
shovel held high, the voice screams
I did this for you!
For you, my family!
For you America!
For you! For you! For you!
and our silence is our complicity
it packs the dirt,
on this massive gravesite city
unless we realize our chains
are from our silence.
no longer bound
creating from silence a sound
of our voice shouting
No!
You do not kill for me
You do not hate for me
Not!
For!
Me!
But it’s not the guilt upon our backs
that need force us speak out and act
But Love!
And love of life.  all life.
Because this world is filled with people

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About Musings over Coffee

Fitness enthusiast. Love to travel, mess up recipes, ponder random things, get riled up about the news, all of which nearly always coinciding with one of my favorite things in the world: Coffee.
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