With Permission of John River

There are times when I awake with the simplest of
goals of putting one foot in front the other.
At times even that makes me wana shout
and when I think I have both functional feet, both
functional arms
it makes me wonder what on earth do I have
to truly complain about~

There are times when I fall in love with the greatest of
expectations of falling into your lust filled pool
of rapture without ever having to feel the pain of lost
and then I think of those having lost lovers long before
their flowers blossomed, long before their spring awoke
from winter and the heartbeat of the rivers lays silent in the
frozen tundra

There are times when I feel like giving up
laying my head to the ground, sleeping until
the bugle sounds the end of time and rest would
have conquered my weary soul making me once
again whole
and then I think of those fighting for survival,
putting up a resistance, struggling against oppression
dying for an honest cause and not just because

There are those times when these times seems
so very evident, it goes without having being said
only the loneliness of an empty page instead
when a simply word written from a single focused
thought, without provocation would served to
bring a nations pride into the world’s admiration
and then I think of how we squandered our peaceful
co-existence in the support of blinded
diabolical persistence now having to constantly
defend the reasons for our insistence

There are times, when the times lies, the national
lies, the journal lies, the indexes within where we
find the prefixes, all lies, lies and more lies.
And my reading no longer tells me the truth and seeing
is no longer believing because the pilots are
no longer in charge of the direction we travel
and life now imitates art
and everyone takes on that dreaded number of
being number one that starts the count of the
three sixes of heart

If I were to die this day having no choice I would be ok
However if I were to know that I would die this day
there would be a lot of things I have to say

Starting with legalizing the kkk, no more sheets required
showing your faces would be ok
I would liberalize the Conservatives, democratize the
Republicans and socialize the Liberals, making it illegal
to have the token few, for the police to speak only
when spoken to, judges to rule favorably on all issues
of those without a point of view

Single mothers would no longer be kept in check with
your welfare cheques
absentee fathers would be risen with the respect of
the Holy Father not the judgment of the spirit of
the deadbeat wreck

The battlefield would be legal only for the politicians
giving them a choice to shoot off their mouths or
shoot off their guns
all lawyers and doctors would be parachuted in to treat them
defend them or run
and children would be given their own button to push
when ending the fun

Faceless corporations have to wear the sheets now left vacant
by the kkk
only having no space for eyes blinded and force to eat
their own cake
I would put bells on the feet of the silent majority
and chains around those of the influential minorities
I would make it illegal for girls to wear pink
and boys to wear blue,
and Ford motor company would be forced to make a car
comfortable for two

Manufactures would have to say exactly what their
products will do
making their management into instant politicians if
what they say is not true

dreams would all come true
a lifetime for the imprisoned would be commuted
to one lifetime and then you’re though
girls loving girls and boys loving boys would no longer
live in fear cause no one would stop and stare
and the biker holding hands with the minister’s daughter
would only reflect loving care

the left wing and the right
the bleeding heart and the stone cold wanting to fight
coming together to be apart again never
and the music of Nat King Cole, Tupac and
John River will live on forever.

@Anthony2013mdh30Vibes

Choose Living Over Existing(CLOE)Gender Free Writer(GFW), MartialArts-Auth"The Spirit That Guides Us" "Noir AM""The Lottery" https://twitter.com/dropoutgorgeous

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