Friday, September 26, 2014
you with stars and planets in your eyes,
you with the whole sky dreaming in your face,
you, beloved of the wind
and grandchild of the sun,
what do you Know
that the rest of us,
less blessed, can barely grasp?
Tell us, so we can save this planet
from imploding into itself
in sheer despair at the stewardship
of we humans-of-little-brain.
You do not understand.
You think you are powerless.
You think things 'just happen' to you,
oh me, oh my.
You think war, poverty, chaos, inequity,
the Way Things Are
is the way things have to be,
the way it's always been,
outside of your control,
the System cannot change.
Here is a breadcrumb:
your life did not just "happen" to you.
You were, even when you didn't know it,
even when you chose not to choose.
Governments, the military-industrial complex,
the financial power brokers,
all are making choices too:
to maintain the chasm (money) between rich and poor,
to choose oil (money) instead of climate health,
war (money) instead of peace,
money instead of what is right.
A breadcrumb, my dear hamster-wheel humans,
spinning out your desperate, frenzied lives,
knowing - KNOWING - life should be so much more than this:
align yourself with spirit and justice in every single interaction,
and demand your governing bodies do the same.
The secret you both know and -
with every fibre of your being
do not want to know-
is that the power you think lies elsewhere
has always been
the Power of Choice.
posted for Herotomost's brilliant prompt today at Toads: Trolling the Cosmos for Breadcrumbs, the title alone surpassing anything I can find to write. Wowzers, Corey! Brilliantissimo!