ugliness rips through the silence
disturbing the tranquility of nature
whispering in the ear of stillness
to wake the peace that starves for love
chaos turbulence venom
spreads like a virus
infecting the illusion of grace
lost in the words of lies
lost in memory of humanity
hate is revealed under the disguise
falsehood floats freely through the universe
for the blind that sees not the truth
and swallows the serpents poison
the gospel is buried in the passages of time
leaving only words tithes are paid to hear
as you hunger spiritual healing
you are tricked into passing judgment
in the garden of destruction
you are easily lead a stray
following a trail of sweet lies
seeking the path back home
in the bosom of false security
so as you roam the dark
I search the light
we hope to met at dusk
to find the balance that once breathed
©Kimberly Wilhelmina Floria 7/20/15
I went to sleep with heavy thoughts on my mind. Visions of the Klu Klux Klan with their hands raised with Hitler’s salute of hate. The New Black Panthers raising their fist in the sign of black power. It’s an old war that should have lost its vigor many years ago. The embers were once sizzling out but we all keep stroking that fire and it’s raging out of control.
The second thing on my mind was that some people believe that it’s President Obama fault that racism is so viable today. A fact that can’t be disputed, racism has been around since the first slave ships left the ports of Africa. Racism may not have been visible today to some folks but to others it has always been a daily reality.
Maybe President Obama is at fault. If he hadn’t become the first black president the racist behavior that’s so openly displayed may have stayed behind closed doors.
One comment was that our president had the means to change the tone of racism. How could he? When before he was elected to office he was degraded and disrespected. He has been object of racism for the past seven years. He didn’t set the tone it was set by rich white men who value money over humanity. They are the ones who spew this hate and division. Only some people are too blind to see that the war is not race against race but the rich against the poor. You can’t change the darkness that lurks in the heart of some people. President Obama is a man not the messiah he can’t change what’s in the hearts of man.
No matter what your spiritual belief is you must learn to see through your own eyes and not be influenced by the mischief makers. We need to learn to love not hate, accept not judge. We need to learn compassion and understanding and how to see with our hearts.