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i am not a poet

Posted in General, Life, love, People, poems, poetry, Politics, Relationships, Religion, Uncategorized with tags , , , , on July 21, 2012 by aaron haynes-lewis

i never claimed to be a poet
i write strictly for therapy
because god knows
if i kept some of these feelings inside
i would lose my sanity
so, I write
a lot
mostly about life and love
lately, just life
because there’s too many people suffering around the world
to write about loving some shit
okay, maybe i’m overreacting
maybe I’m just overwhelmed by all the corruption
not love
oppression
not love
death
not love

a girl asked me
if color is only skin deep
how deep does hate go
aren’t we all god’s children
perplexed, i responded
“that’s real”
yet people remain condemned
based on ideologies, body parts and melanin

but, I am not a poet
i write strictly for therapy
mostly about life and love
lately, just life
a just life
where love is not just a word lost in suffering

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news

Posted in All, General, Government, Life, News, People, Personal, poems, poetry, Politics, Religion, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 8, 2011 by aaron haynes-lewis

i sit staring blankly at the screen
unfamiliar places
people without names
yet news of their deaths move me
some in the name of religion
others in the name of
freedom and
democracy
tanks crush dreams
bullets shatter lives
hate divides man and
faith is lost in suffering
innocent blood is shed on the streets
the blood of men, women and children is shed on the streets
a mother mourns her son
the people mourn a nation
martyrs are celebrated and
governments are condemned
how many more must die
in the name of religion, freedom and democracy

when will the killing stop?