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Children in the Streets

Children in the streets chanting WATER IS LIFE

Children chasing each other to whisper I LOVE YOU into the other’s ears so soft it tickles

Children dreaming in their dreams

Children drinking wine and children crying and sometimes both at the same time

Children perplexed at the inaction of their parents

Children wondering why things happen

Children knowing deep down everyone wants to be loved

Children growing and trying to grow

Children holding each other’s hands and children holding their own hands quietly

Children shaken whispering STILL I RISE

Children and their mothers and their fathers singing RISE UP

Children in the streets as one with the Earth awaken

Change the World

Epiphany after epiphany, last week I learned what the intangible is worth in the real world. It’s astounding, it’ll surprise you, and it ought not to be taken lightly.

As a poet, I find that spiritually refreshing, because for a moment I almost thought we were all ready to agree that it’s okay to do nothing. And that’s offensively un-human.

I’ll have a lot more to say on social media from now on because now I know real life recedes into Idiocracy when you don’t raise your voice intentionally on the internet and on the Earth.

I won’t let that happen. We’re not going to let that happen.

Even if all I have are words and love, it’s enough. That’s enough to educate. I trust that’s all it takes to change the world.

We’re here, looking around, as if we’re waiting for orders. It’s time to look in the mirror.

This is our responsibility. All life is learning. You can leave your fear at the door because you won’t need it where we’re going.

We can do this, humans!