Jul 21

Do It For Them

Dear president X

do better.
but don't do it for you...
do it for them.
do it for all the children
who grow up over night,
do it for the homeless,
do it for the children
who can't afford education,
do it for them.
and do better for our planet.
care for the animals,
birds and fish.
and the trees and the rivers.
yes, do it for them.
do it for the voiceless,
the ones who aren't being heard.
do it for the young and
the ones whose future is at risk,
do it for them.
and by that you
do it for us.




 
Jul 20

my Vermont

my Vermont
is the Vermont
that freezes your
toes off it is so cold,
that tempts you to jump
into the river in summer,
that blooms into a wonderland
of color every may,
that everywhere I am at home.

the woods,
sun dappled
branches
stretching out
to accommodate it all.
animals breath
wavering
under you nose.
smelling like rain.
the ground,
the aroma
of life
strewn about
your feet.
and you
take it all in.

and keep it
like a leaf
pressed into the pages
of your notebook,
like pictures fused into
iron bonds that
keep us here,
in Vermont
instead of
moving off
into the known.
stay.
for you are of earth born,
for you belong,
even if you weren't born here
you belong.
because this is wild.
and so are we.
because belonging
doen't mean the same,
Jul 19
poem 1 comment challenge: Love

No wind therefore I cannot call you

you are the subtext to my existence.
you are the heat in my cheeks.
you are the blue of my eye.
you are the waves to my beach,
the blood to my bone,
the moon to my sky,
the green to my forest,
the light to my dark.

we are stones in a brook,
we are lightning bugs in a field.

you are the rainbow to my storm,
the thoughts to my mind,
the life to my death,
the yin to my yang,
the promise to my lies,
the beat to my heart.
but I cannot tell you this
because you are NOT
the wind to my hurricane,
therefore we will part.



 
Jul 19

you matter

you may not be old enough to vote,
but your voice should not be contained.
you should not be put down for your age,
you should not be put down for who you are.
you should have the choice and the right
to be heard.
just because you're young
doesn't mean your voice doesn't matter,
that you just aren't enought,
that you should shut up and sit down.
because you shouldn't.
you should have rights
because you are a human being
and no human being is illegal
and all human beings are worthy.
so stand up, speak out and rise up!

your voice matters.


 
Jul 19
poem 1 comment challenge: Activism

I Believe

I believe
that it is wrong
that some people
are treated as
lower then others.
I believe
that it is wrong
that some people
are not welcome
in our home.
I believe
that it is wrong
that children are taken
away from their parents.
I believe
that it is wrong
that we are
trashing our planet
we were given
so graciously.
I believe
that it is wrong
that people choose
not to to care.
I believe
we all just need to
care more and
give love more frequently.
I am a believer
and this is what I believe.
I believe everyone has some good in them
sometimes it's just hard to see.





 
Jul 19

God is a woman

I'm the kind of girl who won't give up.
the kind of girl who trys everything they can
and loves with their whole heart.
I'm that girl you see in town who
walks to the beat of music even when
there is to hear is cars and peoples voices.
I'm that kind of girl who doesn't care about
make-up and fashion and looking pretty.
I'm the kind of girl who questions everything
and listens to the voice inside her.
I'm that kind of girl who wears muck boots
and gets dirty year round.
I'm that kind of girl who swims in
the river on hot summer days.
I'm the kind of girl who loves to
listen to thunder storms in the spring.
I'm the kind of girl who fails at baking.
I'm the kind of girl who writes.
I'm the kind of girl who has a poet's heart.
I am a poet.
I am a woman.
I am worthy.

 
Jul 19
poem 0 comments challenge: Prez

Mr President

Mr President.

I believe everyone has some good in them,
but everybody has a dark side too,
we just need to stop listening to that bad side
and instead start caring more.
we need to know when one
mistake becomes hundreds.
where do we draw the line?
when is too much too much?
I believe that if you had empathy for
other human beings and cared less
about money you could be a better person.
we all could!
just try and have empathy for
all the dreams you are destrying
by making these choices.
please, please, please
don't do thse things,
you are ripping families apart,
you are ruining our planet,
you are making our lives inpossible.
pleae, please, please
if you care at all,
try to love,
you do not have to be perfect,
just do your best to be gooid.

sincerly,
Jul 19
poem 0 comments challenge: America?

who you love



how can I love America?
I have to say it's very hard right now.
love is not the emotion
I feel when I think of America.
I feel guilt.
I feel guilty because
I don't think I'm doing enough,
doing enough for people who need help.
but America isn't doing enough either,
America needs to care more and cash less,
America needs to listen more and litter less,
America needs to give more and gas less,
America needs to hug more and hate less,
Jul 16
poem 0 comments challenge: Change

Do-Over card

if I could change anything...
I would go back in time,
give humans a do-over card,
a chance to do better.

if I could change anything...
I would teach love, not hate,
give kindness not coldness.
a chance at love.

if I could change anything...
I would take all the guns and
bombs and destroy them,
a chance at peace.

if I could change anything...
I would give every child a fair chance.
educate all children, no exceptions.
a (fair) chance at living.

if I could change anything...
I would change the way we think,
so our color would not define us,
so our shape and religion and
ancestry and gender and wealth did not define us,
so humans would not be put down for who they are.
no human being is illegal
and is one of us isn't free,
none of us are.



 
Jul 14

the weight of sea

why do I write?
why do I have a voice in
my head that seems to be right?
why me,
why was I choisen to bear
this burden I never thought of before?
why me,
why was I choisen for our new leaders,
because we writers are rising up.
and we are using our voices.

I write because I was given this
wonderful gift and I don't
want to let it go to waste.
I write because when you
are gifted a talent like writing or
poetry and your actually
good at it, there is no choice
but to use it to your advantage.

I write for all those who cannot.
I write because our world needs
our help as we needed hers.
I write because our oceans are rising
and our world is oblivious
and our society is unjust and
and writing is medicine.
writing is a bandage,
writing is a salve you apply to a wound,
writing is a defuse for a person
with too many words in their head,

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