Friday, May 30, 2008

Learn to Love to Live

We are in this together.
We are no better
than another.

We are all part of one, of "ommm…”
We thrive in brotherhoods, sisterhoods, humanhoods.
Despite these wars and all of our differences
We are

The key word here is: existing…

We exist and seek to remain in this state
Without states interfering with
This human debate.

Let us realize the drive
We as humans have to survive
And coexist within our Universe.

Whether cursed or not
Life has been sentenced to take place here.

Universal messages in all of our languages translate why
We must strive
To live in peace.

“Salaam,” the Arabic word for peace has the same Arabic root as does Islam.

“Shalom,” is the Hebrew greeting and farewell and also means peace.

Ever wonder why the word peace is pronounced the same as piece?

Put the pieces together…
VoilĂ ! “Everything is everything.”

Without peace there would be no pieces to life
No love, no loyalty, no leisure, no location for us in this world.

Learn about each other.

Listen to one another,
Then a common ground
Will be found.

True peaceful coexistence can sustain.

Learn to Love to Live.

Hearts and Minds

How can we win the hearts and minds
of those who lie
About those who die from living under oppression?
When they see invading Iraq and occupying Palestine
as skewing their impressions.
Possibly we can help them see this allegory
This truth-be-told
About our sisters and brothers.
Show them mothers
of sons and daughters
who fought for justice.
Teach the true history
Of manifest destiny
Of Europeans stealing this land from civilized societies.
Exploration dictated by
Domination with the inclination to
Occupy and colonize
Brown people who look
In their eyes.
Five hundred years
and the colonizers still shed no tears
when instilling fear
for a "political agenda."
The oil is so thick that it clouds any judgment
Of what we must do
To save each other.
We are one another.
Political agendas of democracies
Should reflect respect
And justice for all,
Not hypocrisy
That is causing this empire to fall.