Heavy and Light

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There’s so much hate and destruction in the world

Though I know it goes by many names

It is all in the name of fear

 

When my heart is so heavy, how can I be a light

When I feel powerless, how can I give hope flight

 

So how can I be the change

When it all seems so strange

I can’t seem to re-arrange

What’s been done

I’m left with one

Sad, heavy heart

I feel broken apart

Vulnerable, powerless

I must confess

I do feel blessed

But what about the rest

Whose lives have been lost

Whose lives has been tossed

By the waste side

They say change only comes from the inside

So we stand together to show our pride

That we are not afraid

We will not run away

From who we are and who we love

Love

If love is the answer

How do we pull it out

When we’ve been devastated

With confusion and doubt

How can we make a difference

I can’t wrap my head around this

I don’t understand it in the least

I can’t believe that this was for religion

If religion is supposed to practice peace

 

When my heart is so heavy, how can I be a light

I have no answer, no magic, no power, no insight

I weep for those that lost their life without a chance to fight

 

We want to believe there’s a purpose for everything

For everyone, for what’s been done and what’s to come

A way to understand, comprehend

Learn how to mend, but when

Is there ever a good enough motive

To take someone else’s life in our hands

Who are we to decide what is right or wrong

Who’s good and who’s bad

We judge and we criticize, but we don’t listen

We label and condemn without consideration

We dehumanize and then we rationalize

Our actions, our reactions, to our own satisfaction

Our own morals, our own principles, our own beliefs

What about those of the lives that were taken,

Those lives that were shaken, forsaken,

Hate fosters hate, so it doesn’t pay to retaliate

Instead it’s a time to come together to appreciate

This one precious life that we have

We can’t group things when it’s one person’s choice

We can’t group think that we don’t have a voice

When I is a we and we are an us

We gotta’ learn to believe, learn to trust

In the good, in what could be,

A world where we see hope and love and peace

Without the violence and hostility

That has always been a part of our US history

Solidarity seems to only come after a tragedy

But shouldn’t we be standing together already

It shouldn’t take death, to appreciate life

Why do we need something like this to learn how to love

 

When my heart is so heavy, how can I be a light

When I can’t change what’s happened, how do I make it right

Romantic Tuesday -Anticipation

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She didn’t say a word

She just threw down her purse

Took off her dress

And collapsed onto the bed

Exasperated

 

Her lover walks into the room

With a single rose, strokes her

With the soft tip of the petal

From the back of her neck

Down to her right ankle

 

Startled, yet pleased

She lets out a soft moan

A shiver runs through her whole body

Energy she didn’t know she had

 

Suddenly awoken

Wondering…

What happens next

Haiku Challenge – Top and Light

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I am coming back to WordPress slowly and exploring the many fun things others are doing on here, such as romantic Tuesday and today I am going to participate in Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge. I am excited to be a part of this blogging community once again. School and music were eating up all of my time (the last few months). I am grateful for the summer and time to rejuvenate.

Top and Light

She flies the highest

Graceful as a butterfly

She moves with such ease

 

*Top = Highest

*Light = Graceful