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Why... a poem of consideration
By Tony DeLorger © 2012
Together we can cure the ills of humanity,
find solace in the setting sun,
feel a gentle breeze against our skin,
the touch of compassion
and the deep and abiding yearning for love.
Together we are invincible,
unlimited and bound only by the limits of our imaginations,
open and free to explore the vast and delicate landscape of life,
the complexities of emotions
and the experience of being.
So why do we spend life in a state of contention,
fighting one another for the illusion of wealth, power and status,
why do we hate difference, contend with belief,
and fear change, the bringer of growth,
the path to understanding.
Why are we lost within our own will,
the egos that divide us, that compete for supremacy,
and make war and violence an answer for some deluded moral code,
justifying created beliefs in higher powers,
and the illusion of right.
Together we are our potential given flight,
supported, encouraged and free to explore possibility,
and the gifts that life proffers in a blank and open landscape.
Together, with open hearts, we mean something,
but without love, respect and compassion, we are nothing,
just a second in time in an infinite universe,
lost within potential.
Why are we so blind.