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Spinning Circles in a Setting Sun

October 11, 2009

Here I standSettingSun
Feet on the ground
Eyes to the sky
And I can see nothing
yet everything passing me by.
I stopped running just long enough
To see what is going on
All around and to the sides of me.
People going crazy
Yelling at one another
For not understanding the lives for which they do not live
More reasons and excuses to be angry.
It’s to be expected when they raise one finger high into the air
To be hated when their neighbor does the same to them
The ties that unite us are overwhelmed
And the divisions are more highly held
No one wants to talk of the good
For the more newsworthy bad
Bitter we have become
Cutting our ties of love
That we so stubbornly thought defined us
Our love for our freedom
Our love for setting free
Our love for loving others
Our love lost in a sea of differences
I wish we could see
It’s our differences that set us free
Embracing our varying viewpoints
Challenges us yet prepares us for the future
Can we grasp this as a benefit
And allow it to drive us to the bettering of all?
If not, let us hope
Not to be our own self-destruction
A tearing down of that which we support
That we may reason with ourselves
And compromise that our identity
Come not from one side
But from the collection of us all.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Perez Christina permalink
    October 11, 2009 1:09 pm

    nice poem

  2. October 15, 2009 6:36 pm

    This seems so melodic… do you every write songs?

    • October 15, 2009 9:42 pm

      i haven’t the slightest clue about music. and, yes, i live in nashville. i’m the anomaly, but i’m okay with that (most days 😉

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