Life Goes ON

Love is

“Of all the virtues, love is the most important, for without it, life would lack life, emotion, healing and growth. It is the necessary element of a fulfilled existence, love for ourselves and another.” LetyM

What do you see?
when you look at another
through the eyes of your mother
your sister or brother
your friends or a partner
conditioned by norms
as it takes boxed in forms
Oh what don’t you see?

What do you see?
When the color of skin
matters more than your kin
in a self proclaimed righteous move
genocide is done in the name of whom?
and the chains that bind us
are the chains that blind us
Oh what don’t you see?

What do you see?
When a voice should matter
yet silenced, shamed to don’t bother
you may sit now and listen
I’ll teach you behavior
I’ll show you the way
you will do as I say, to become better yet
Oh what don’t you see?

What do you see?
when we falter in error
do you shame to the core?
when we celebrate progress
do you silence with words?
as we point with our fingers
and pull on more trigger
Oh what don’t you see?

What do you see?
In anger, denial
bargain, acceptance
see you are done with the cycle
that’s it, you are dead
you are murdered and hung
you are killed over, die
you cannot live on
I said you are dead
Oh what don’t you see?

What do you see?
When life is for learning
when God forgives all
When acceptance is universal
When all our lives matter
When you cannot seduce me to reduce me
when I demand my respect
when I say that’s not killing
that is saying, my life is worth the rest
Oh What don’t you see?

What do you see?
When I say, I am confident
and I know myself
when I say I will listen
but no longer dare
to fall for reduction
seduction of worth
to believe I am not worthy
or deserve any more
When I tell you I don’t bow
or lower my head
I won’t kneel to oppression
to save one more day
Oh what don’t you see?

What do you see?
When my son goes beyond expectations
and my daughter surpasses oppressors
when their father sleeps through the storms
and I walk, as I smile and move forth
Oh what don’t you see?

That life goes on
and there is always
love, peace, harmony, grace, the right to live, create, have a voice, rise up the next day and do it all over again
What do you see?
now that you know
what do you see?
As I say, It does not matter, life goes on

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