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love is a word

it is a word which by itself has no meaning

but by speaking it, hearing it and what we know as experiencing it,

we understand it.

 

We understand it’s honesty,

strength,

manipulation,

passion,

grievance,

it’s exaggeratedness,

it’s fleetingness,

it’s choked up ready to burst,

it’s uncertainness.

It’s ability to speak so many words for us.

It’s misery and lack of hope,

it’s purity

gentleness

forgiveness

and pretentiousness.

 

What you say, when you say love is not what I hear.

When I hear ‘love’ I hear every experience I have with it;

all the positives and negatives and I am left uncertain on how to translate this.

 

Show me what you mean by love and I will learn to hear it.

litter picker

I’m walking home and these streets are dirty

My mind keeps following these       pieces

                                                                                          of abandon

Pieces of rejection

Pieces lacking in validation

Of who it belongs to and whose is it’s chore.

 

Stop being so unjust.

this world was made for all of us.

 

But you see your mind is covered in stickers

Stickers of diception

Stickers of advertisement, of what people think you ought to know.

 

But what I know is how. How we got into this mess and how we can get out of it.

For yes it may be one piece of litter but it will be one creature’s life I will save with this;

 

this act of serving, of loving and learning.

 

At the end of this street I have collected all

I can handle

my hands are full, my mind is burning

with the need to stop this greed

to make more smaller achievements

To grow in my trust

that real change can happen

of a world I am proud of

of a nation that cares for one another

like a sister or a brother

 

this earth is our mother and we were born to love her.

 

Take care of our streets

so that our grandchildren will see

a better life, to feel free

and a

clean

calm

sea.

you are powerful

love will not go in search for itself,

it will only ever find itself.

call upon love from yourself,

it is easy to find

once you realise that you are the answer,

to your hopes, dreams and mind.

you have the power within you

to call upon your destiny,

to choose how you see the world

and be your own master.

this universe is with you

if you are with it.

so have faith in what you are capable of

and be your own best friend

for who knows what you may loose or gain

but you will have you until the very end.

Heart

I will trust my heart’s readings of the universe around me.

For it is my heart which is the root of my knowledge, compassion and wisdom.

And it is my heart that knows my path best.

 

I will listen,

take courage in what it is trying to tell me

and take care to no longer be a dreamer but a believer.

To understand others

I want to write and write and write

to feel this fight

of these burning pages beneath me

to witness my soul’s surrender and the survival of my suffering

for so many others are suffering and with this I am winning

the battle of understanding myself,

the war of fearing no more;

for who I am is who I will be

and on these pages that’s what we will see

How will you help them?

determination

unshaken determination

patience

kindness

overcomed obstacles

little things

big words

even stronger actions

progress

faith in my potential

faith in our potential

 

for the biggest obstacle is ourselves

thinking someone else will do it

we are strongest when we work together

 

plant smiles and love in each step you take

take care of yourself

and witness the strength in small achievements

 

we are together in our loneliness

we are together in times of crisis

so use each crisis as an opportunity

to reach out to others you would have never otherwise met

 

live each moment as a time to conquer

the devastating times

and turn each one into times of ultimate happiness

Oppressor plays the oppressed

Be it your body,

Have your right to say.

Express your oppressions

And will them to hear you.

 

Your fight is not over, true

This is a battle that intersects.

Our pain and our struggle is not a competition,

So please don’t speak on behalf of me.

 

Don’t take ownership of my oppressions,

That is a power of my own.

And I will support you in yours,

Be it your own.

 

I am not saying I do not hear you

You have a voice

I am just curious of what you’re really trying to say