Day 1042 Be a Human

Today is Saturday. Today, some folks just make me wax poetic. It’s certainly more productive than beating them with a 2 by 4. Safer for me because we don’t need me in prison.
Anyway, suffer me some poetry. 🙂

Be a Human

When I was younger, much younger
I believed there were monsters under my bed
Made me dread; they lived beneath my bed
Sleep, I heard my grandmother say
When you wake up they will all go away.

I am older now, much older and wiser
The monsters I thought lived under my bed
They were in my head, not under the bed
The real ones live in my community, my work, my play
When I wake up each day, they haven’t gone away.

She smiles and pretends she’s your friend
As soon as your back is turned she’s throwing knives
Gossip and ridicule slither from her pretty lips
Her poison leaves her targets wounded, damaged
Sleep little monster and when you awake
I pray you will be a human one day.

He sips the overpriced latte and prepares his speech
He’ll tell you he’s on your side as he calculates
You need his expertise, his integrity
He needs your money and he’ll sell you out to make a name
Sleep little monster and when you awake
I pray you will be a human one day.

They use their religion to justify
Punishment, violence, indifference and selfish greed
Mercy and compassion are weakness, they despise the least
Self-righteousness is their badge, judgment their prescription
Sleep little monsters and when you awake
I pray you will be humans one day.

She’s white and you’re not.
That makes you less valuable.
He thinks he’s good but you’re not.
And you served time for your mistake or the system’s
Sleep little monsters and when you awake
I pray you will be humans one day.

In the mirror I look and a human I see
But is there a monster that could be hiding in me?
Guard your heart from the dark and the vile
That can turn us from humans to something quite horrible
Sleep little human and when you awake
Keep humanity and love the focus each day.

For all of you who have to deal with monsters.  Peace and hugs.

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One thought on “Day 1042 Be a Human

  1. yellowroselady January 20, 2019 / 4:11 am

    Very nice work! I have been reading through your material for about 45 minutes.

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