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  • locke798 5w

    The Faintest Of Whispers

    Do you hear it? That quiet melody?

    It is no more then a faint whisper in the distance,

    But if one were to look and listen carefully you can hear it ever-so slightly, echoing though the tired messes of every nation.

    One must just stop and listen, it may just a quiet whisper, but it grows evermore certain, as numerous voices comes to join it's chorus.

    What will you do when it's quiet melody ignites to millions of thundurus voices singing in unison, their doubts dispelled, their voice shaking the very foundations of our world

    That even the deathest of men can't ignore it's calls what will become of you?

    For it is the song of the angry downtrodden and it grows moreover louder.

    So I implore you, stop even just for a moment,
    listen to it's emotional melodies,

    Hear it's muse not in fear, but listen in compassion

    For it must be asked, the question that one day be forced to answered by those whom ignored it's melody, those whom silence it's chorus of the past.

    Do you hear the people sing?

    ©locke798

  • devilfish 15w

    Mother Earth

    Her breath into our sands
    Those are the hands that we were birthed but I'm here to say we didn't
    Put those hands first
    Her sands like a womb would merge and mix and work
    Like wolves we have consumed our lives out of their own worth
    If nothing is going to be anymore
    What does it matter what came first?

    History struggling to find the answer sifting through the shifting dirt


    Now that her screams are stifled by the wealth of a select few
    We watch our lives fall through
    Mother Earth is wounded and she bleeds my name

    And her pain can't be silenced by the cradled children
    An empty open wound we can fit our generation in
    We're linked like chains
    Our pain is nothing to that of our continent of greed and unowned Shame our days are exposed like wounds

    Fibrous tissue like wires rotten to their waste and returned on the trays they were made and brought to eat like an Independence Day cake
    So happily asleep
    While fate was angrily awake
    Watching our own future and their future run down our cheeks confused
    And equally afraid

    ©devilfish

  • ananias 32w

    I was born at the end of the world, to see volcanoes spew and poison clouds swirl. I watch dirt break down in to sand; I see animals fleeing sea, sky and land. I witness Earth's destruction, its suffering, the heartless plundering and smothering of its surface in plastic. So erratic is the static as it forms electricity, striking dry trees and burning fires for days and weeks; animals crying and there is no relief. Radioactive isotopes lulled to sleep, napping in bombs controlled by leaders who only know deceit.

  • phepho 39w

    The Slumbering of Innocence

    But what of the children?
    Their minds knashed with madness
    Their genitals mutilated and still, gripped by deep sadness
    Their hearts ablaze with righting the wrongs
    But seperate from experience of how things truly move along.
    Taken for puppets to agendas that run deep
    Who saves these childrens souls while they sleep?
    ©phepho

  • mariateresa 51w

    We are all one. We are all the connected. Every soul is created by and with love. Black, brown, yellow, white ..... no difference should separate us. My prayer is for us to wake up and realize this fact and stop the hate. Love one another.
    #socialjustice #blacklivesmatter #blm #originalpoetry #poetssociety #humanrights #equality #activism #loveoverhate #racism #community #feminism #mentalhealth #racialjustice #education #antiracism #socialjusticereform #bethechange #dismantlewhitesupremacy #educateyourself #socialchange #selfcare #civilrights #socialjusticewarrior #bethechange #freedom #feminist #activist #criminaljusticereform #allyship

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    The mirror

    Gazing at my own reflection
    Cast away any perfection
    Parsing out what's truly there
    Can't be seen only felt with care
    For we are each other's mirror
    What we don't like about another
    Lies inside the soul of our brother
    If we want to change this world
    Becoming each other's keeper is what's inferred
    How we treat another soul
    Directly affects us and bears a toll
    Why can't we see ourselves in each other
    Mysterious it seems yet the answer is so clear
    Ego, prideful jealousy set in by doctrine, lies and is the true sin
    God wants us all to love from our hearts
    To see no separation or anything that keeps us apart
    Sit with this thought and tell me true
    Do you love me as I inherently love you?
    ©ladysag77

  • vyshakh_vengilode 62w

    പ്രണയാവകാശം

    ഈ മണ്ണും നീലാകാശവും
    പൊന്മലമേടും കാടും പുഴയും
    ഈ നാടും മൈതാനങ്ങളും
    പ്രണയം പൂക്കാനുള്ളിടമാ..

    തിരതല്ലും കടലും തീരവും
    തിരയിലെ നുരയും പതകളുമെല്ലാം
    പ്രണയത്തെ താലോലിക്കാൻ
    ഇരുകയ്യും നീട്ടുന്നിടമാ..

    ഈ മണ്ണിൽ പ്രണയം ചൂടാൻ
    കരളിലും കനവിലും തേവിത്തൂകാൻ
    മലനിരകളിൽ കേറി ചെല്ലാൻ
    ഇടനെഞ്ചിൽ പ്രണയം ചേർക്കാൻ
    ഈ നാട്ടിലെ തമ്പ്രാന്മാരുടെ
    കുലമൂപ്പന്മാരുടെയെല്ലാം
    പുഴു ഇഴയും തിരുവുള്ളങ്ങൾ
    ഞങ്ങൾ തൊട്ടു വണങ്ങില്ല..

    ഈ മണ്ണിൽ നിയമം പ്രണയം
    പാടേ അരുതെന്നില്ലെങ്കിൽ
    ഈ മണ്ണിൽ ഞാനും നമ്മളും
    സമരാണെങ്കിൽ കേട്ടോളൂ

    പ്രണയിക്കും മലമുകളേറും
    കടലിൽ കാറ്റിൽ പ്രണയം പാടും
    നിറമാനം ഞങ്ങള് നോക്കും
    വിരിമാറിൽ പ്രണയം ചൂടും
    ചെഞ്ചുണ്ടിൽ പ്രണയത്തേനിനെ
    തിരനുര പെയ്യിച്ചലിയിക്കും

    ചെങ്കോലും തൂവലുമില്ലാ
    രാജാക്കന്മാർ കേട്ടോളൂ..

    ഈ മണ്ണും നീലാകാശവും
    പൊന്മലമേടും കാടും പുഴയും
    ഈ നാടും മൈതാനങ്ങളും
    പ്രണയം പൂക്കാനുള്ളിടമാ..

    തിരതല്ലും കടലും തീരവും
    തിരയിലെ നുരയും പതകളുമെല്ലാം
    പ്രണയത്തെ താലോലിക്കാൻ
    ഇരുകയ്യും നീട്ടുന്നിടമാ..

    ©
    വൈശാഖ്_വെങ്കിലോട്

  • mariateresa 74w

    We are all one. We are all the connected. Every soul is created by and with love. Black, brown, yellow, white ..... no difference should separate us. My prayer is for us to wake up and realize this fact and stop the hate. Love is the answer��

    #socialjustice #blacklivesmatter #blm #originalpoetry #poetssociety #humanrights #equality #activism #loveoverhate #racism #community #feminism #mentalhealth #racialjustice #education #antiracism #socialjusticereform #bethechange #dismantlewhitesupremacy #educateyourself #socialchange #selfcare #civilrights #socialjusticewarrior #bethechange #freedom #feminist #activist #criminaljusticereform #allyship

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    The mirror

    Gazing at my own reflection
    Cast away any perfection
    Parsing out what's truly there
    Can't be seen only felt with care
    For we are each other's mirror
    What we don't like about another
    Lies inside the soul of our brother
    If we want to change this world
    Becoming each other's keeper is what's inferred
    How we treat another soul
    Directly affects us and bears a toll
    Why can't we see ourselves in each other
    Mysterious it seems yet the answer is so clear
    Ego, prideful jealousy set in by doctrine, lies and is the true sin
    God wants us all to love from our hearts
    To see no separation or anything that keeps us apart
    Sit with this thought and tell me true
    Do you love me as I inherently love you?
    ©ladysag77

  • simplescripter 77w

    Racism

    ©simplescripter

  • ahmed_klaish 85w

    Welcome to the new age

    black and white days, colorful nights.

    high on joy, low on peace of mind...

    Empty big houses, some fancy cars outside.

    highly civilised society, fake people fake smiles...

    Life is an illusion, Found myself lost myself inside..!
    ©anonymous___pen

  • iamalekhya 89w

    E-Shelter

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    An Online Community To Seek Positivity And Socializing. A Hub For SelfKnowing And SelfImprovement.
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    ©iamalekhya

  • wrinkled_stories 118w

    There are many different colors,
    that I see on many faces.
    I see them on many people,
    and in many different places.
    What kind of colors do you think I see?
    The obvious ones, or the most clear,
    the ones you see on the skin,
    or the ones that fill you with fear?
    I see the colors that shine on your soul.
    The ones that tell me who you are,
    and what is your way of thinking,
    and how sure I am you’ll get far.
    How can one judge a person by the outside color?
    When they don’t even know their own from within,
    not seeming to find a finish line, 
    because they didn’t even begin.
    The issue on race is problematic, mostly because
    there are separations like race to begin with!!


    #resist #homophobia #meme #classism #discrimination #blackpeople #prejudice #mentalhealth #activism #antiracism #bigotry #impeachtrump #bhfyp #repost #god #life #patriarchy #gay #sexuality #democrat #metoo #elpaso #donaldtrump #muslim #amerikkka #nationalism #socialmedia #misogyny #vote #mentalillness

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    RACE??

  • saturnskin 124w

    I have come to eat the seed

    They have come to waste the sea

    There is not more that would rather come


    I've been thinking "all's a dream"

    They've been saying it's up to me

    They do not see more than what they've got


    But feeling the wind in your hair

    Does that not prove something else is there?


    So they will come

    And they will see

    All the things we can't define

    On your knees

    You're never free

    No matter if you see to believe


    Stand in one place

    Then you will face

    Your predisposed sense of judgement day

    Waste the sea

    Dead to me 

    There is more to this than play and gods

    Rise or die

    ©saturnskin

  • iivwrites 136w

    Why is it that a girl is always looked down on for the dressing she does and not looked up at for the work she does.Yes i agree that dressing styles do give us hints of ones personality but at the same time remember that , we are not GOD who knows what time which side of personality a person is willing to show. The figure she has becuase she was more bothered about a better future and lost attention on her body is what she deserves to be cared for and not just left. If as a woman she does not judge you for the actions that you do , then why you as a person point a finger to judge her for the life she has on her ability.

    #DO_NOT_JUDGE !

    Picture Credits : Navneet Narayan - www.nstudiosfiji.com


    Mirakee
    WordPress.com
    Fiji Ambassador-Asia Pacific Youth Service

    #Writer #VermaWrites #ishaVerma #Copyright2019 #Mirakee #Wordpress #APYS #Activism #poet #blogger #narrator #PASSION


    @mirakee @mirakeeworld @writersnetwork @readwriteunite @varsharock @dhiraj_writes

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    ©verma_official

  • thelionandtheoaktree 144w

    Fierce Women

    There are times
    when all I want to do
    is scream until
    I see a change.

    I know I can't.

    I know I can't scream
    if I want to be taken
    seriously.

    So I step back
    and take a deep breath.

    I still smile through all the
    fear and uncertainty.

    Because no matter how
    doubtful I'm feeling,
    I'm still sure of one thing,
    a thing I'm reminded of
    every time I look into
    a little girl's eyes.

    I see the wonder,
    the hope,
    the strength
    and I whisper to myself,
    with a new found certainty:
    "I'm going to do my best
    to make things easier for you."

    When I close my eyes
    I can almost see them,
    all the ones who came before us,
    all the ones who fought for us,
    smiling and nodding
    in approval.

    And suddenly,
    I feel so much hope.

    Because I know we can do this.

    We're girls.

    We're unstoppable.

    We're fierce.

    ©thelionandtheoaktree

  • thelionandtheoaktree 144w

    Girls

    If you're a woman,
    no matter where you go
    people will give you advice
    even if you don't want it,
    even if it's useless.

    And sometimes
    advice hurts us,
    harms us,
    creates restrictions,
    makes us feel guilty
    for the way we
    choose to express
    ourselves.

    A young girl will hear
    so much advice from
    people around her.

    A lot of it will hurt her,
    make her feel isolated,
    make her feel
    like she's an object.

    "Don't wear that."
    "Don't drink too much."
    "Don't walk home alone."
    "Don't leave your drink with anyone."

    Don't.

    Don't.

    Don't.

    It wasn't until I got older
    that I realized that
    what these people were basically saying
    was

    "Make sure he rapes someone else."

    Don't you agree?

    Because no matter where I am,
    which party or club I go to,
    there's always a girl
    who has a more revealing outfit,
    has fewer friends looking out for her,
    is less sober than me
    and flirts with more guys.

    What they're saying is:
    "Make sure
    he rapes that girl.
    Not you."

    How awful does that sound?

    I have a radical idea.

    What if we raised men not to take advantage of women?

    Has anyone ever thought of that?

    Or are we busy focusing on
    "keeping girls safe."

    ©thelionandtheoaktree

  • thelionandtheoaktree 144w

    Too Young

    When I say what I think
    or express the way I feel,
    all I ever get is:

    "You're not old enough."

    I step back,
    take a breath,
    calm down
    because I've been taught
    that a woman can't get angry if
    she wants to be taken seriously.

    Not old enough for what?
    I think to myself.

    Not old enough to use my brain?

    You're silencing us,
    though maybe unknowingly,
    but it's all the same,
    can't you hear us?

    Because we're speaking,
    but maybe you know this
    and you're just ignoring us.

    Are we not worthy of your attention because
    we haven't lived as long as you?

    It's quite funny,
    actually,
    to be silenced by the same people
    that call me lazy.

    Well...

    It's not funny.
    Not really.
    But I have to laugh because...

    Women and anger,
    remember?
    Not compatible.

    "You're not old enough to talk about politics. You have no life experience," says a middle class white man who isn't able to come up with a single counter argument to what I've just told him.

    Sir, I don't mean to he rude,
    but since you won't let me be heard,
    I'd like to ask you something.

    What adversity have you had to overcome?

    Now,
    before you start getting angry,
    which I guess is
    totally acceptable in your case,
    understand I'm not ignoring
    your struggles and hardships.

    The thing is
    that any issue
    you've had to deal with,
    any barrier you've ever had to face,
    has nothing to do with the way
    that you were born.

    You've never been held back
    by your skin color or your sexuality,
    by your gender or your appearance.

    Do you disagree?

    Please, enlighten me.
    Unlike you I will
    listen.

    Listen.

    I will listen because
    minorities must listen
    if they want to survive.

    "You're not old enough to be sure about your sexuality," says a woman to her twelve-year-old son, all while sticking pink headbands on her three month old daughter's bald head and planning how she'll marry their neighbor's son one day.

    Messed up?
    I definitely think so.

    Does she know she's hurting her child?
    What she's basically saying is that
    her son isn't old enough to be himself.

    Just because
    he doesn't fit in with
    what society says is
    normal.

    Normal?

    What is normal?

    Are you normal if you don't listen to us?

    I doubt it.

    But you know what?
    All of these people,
    every single one of them
    is actually right.

    I'm not old enough.

    I'm not old enough to be worried about my drink being spiked if I take my eyes of it for one second.

    I'm not old enough to be thinking about being attacked and raped while walking home in the dark.

    I'm not old enough to be terrified that one of my friends will be stabbed or shot on their way home from school.

    I'm not old enough to be told that the reason I was harassed was because my skirt was too short and the guy just "couldn't control himself."

    I'm not old enough.

    But I won't be silenced.

    They call us the tech generation for a reason.
    We are informed.
    We are educated.

    I was born into a world that screams for me to change it.
    I will not conform.
    I will not be silenced.

    ©thelionandtheoaktree

  • shloka_ 146w

    Doctrine of today

    Amidst the advancing world, people don't realise how they are losing their precious days. They are degenerating into a machine that makes money.
    Now, this is the doctrine of today-'people believe they have needs to satisfy them. ' They actually buy "satisfaction " with money . They say that expanding needs and demands are their rights and this is what they call "FREEDOM" - for which , the result for rich is isolation and suicide whereas for the poor , its envy and crime.



    If you'll give so much importance to materialism , the things that you own will end up owing you. Ultimately, you'll lose yourself while searching for worthless satisfaction.
    ©shloka_

  • boujeeaesthetic 146w

    you don't need permission...

    ...to wear makeup as a guy
    ...to wear no makeup as a girl
    ...to cry as a guy
    ...to like romance movies as a guy
    ...to like action movies as a girl
    ...to wear dresses as a guy
    ...to be whoever the fuck you want
    ©boujeeaesthetic

  • boujeeaesthetic 147w

    Dear men...

    Grow up! Women ain't toys you can simply throw away like rubbish if you had your 'fun' with them and don't 'need' them
    any longer.

    ©boujeeaesthetic

  • lumark_veg 155w

    Friends not food

    ©lumark_veg