I Challenge You, World!

I Challenge You, World!

A Poem by Brjden (Bridge-Den) Crewe
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We live in potential...... I believe that this world can be an incredible place if we didn't put our own personal needs, and greed in front of peace.

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“Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery!

None but ourselves can free our minds……”

     - Bob Marley, “Redemption Song”

 

 

 I CHALLENGE YOU,

          WORLD!

 

 

By Bridgey SwamiPeaceBringer McLovin

 

 

 

I CHALLENGE YOU, WORLD...

           TO BE GREAT!

AND TO IMMEDIATELY REMOVE

  TOMORROW

FROM YOUR VOCABULARY!

I CHALLENGE YOU, WORLD

TO STOP DREAMING and BE AWAKE

BECAUSE TODAY IS NOW!


AND NOW CALLS FOR ME & U

TO SEE THE WAY THAT PAST GENERATIONS

                WERENT ABLE TO!

TO VIEW EACH OTHER

WITH ACHROMATIC IRISES

   THE WAY THAT CHILDREN DO!


TO SEE SKIN COLOR AS PRECISELY THAT

BUT EVEN UNDER THOSE COLORS,

TO SEE YOUR NEIGHBORS

      OF OUR SHARED LAND

AS YOUR SISTERS

AND YOUR BROTHERS!


TO LIVE, TO LAUGH, TO DANCE, TO LOVE,

TO FIGHT, TO GROW, TO BREAK BREAD,

& TO BUILD A LUMINESCENT

PATH OF INTEGRATION

WITH AND WITHIN ONE ANOTHER!

 

SO I CHALLENGE YOU, WORLD...

TO VIEW YOUR INHABITANTS

WITH RESPECTFUL INTEREST & INTRIGUE,

WITH UNDERSTANDING THAT THEY BLEED

THE SAME COLOR HUE AS YOU DO!


TO NOT FORGET PAST ATROCITIES

BUT TO TREAT SAID ATROCITIES AS SUCH

TO ALLOW THE PAST TO METAPHORICALLY

AND PERHAPS LITERALLY BRIDGE US

    OVER A TORMENTED SEA OF

ANGER, HATE, CONFUSION, MALICE, FEAR, IGNORANCE

         & UNSPEAKABLE PREJUDICE!

 

I CHALLENGE YOU, WORLD

NOT TO ALLOW YOUR GOD TO BE

COLORFUL PIECES OF PAPER YOU RECEIVE,

AS YOU PRAY ON BENDED KNEES AT

THE CHURCH OF

       ATM MACHINES!


I CHALLENGE YOU TO STOP WORSHIPING YOUR ACCOUNT BALANCE AND COUNTERBALANCE YOUR OWN NEEDS WITH THOSE OF THE NEEDY!


FEED THEM NOT ONLY BREAD,

BUT WITH GENUINE EMPATHY!

 

I CHALLENGE YOU, WORLD

TO LOVE WITH A STEADY OPTIMISM THAT BRAVELY & CONTINUOUSLY

PULSATES EVEN AFTER REJECTION

& DISAPPOINTMENT!


TO LOVE WITH THE STRENGTH

THAT SOMETHING LIKE

    FORGIVENESS POSSESSES!!


I CHALLENGE YOU,

TO LOVE DEEPER THAN THOSE WITH

YOUR LAST NAME!

TO LOVE DEEPER THAN THE SHADE OF THE SKIN THAT LOOKS LIKE YOURS!

DEEPER THAN THE PATRIOTISM

   DRENCHED WITHIN YOUR NATIONS FLAG!

DEEPER THAN THE LOVED ONES RESIDING

             BEHIND YOUR OWN FRONT DOOR!

 

I CHALLENGE YOU, WORLD

TO PUT YOUR FAITH BEHIND

IN FRONT OF OUR FUTURE!

TO EDUCATE YOUNG MINDS AND INFLUENCE THEM TO BE OPEN, AND ORIGINAL,

    AND INDIVIDUALLY UNIQUE!


TO ENCOURAGE RATHER THAN DISCOURAGE

NOURISH AND THEN

WATCH THEM FLOURISH

OUT OF THE NO GOOD, DARK WOODS AND DANGEROUS NEIGHBORHOODS THAT YOUVE KNOWN US TO RESIDE & PERISH INSIDE OF

UNDERSTOOD!?!?!


AS THE SAYING GOES

You can take the girl out of the trailer park

BUT I CHALLENGE THAT YOU CAN ALSO TAKE THE TRAILER PARK

OUT OF THE GIRL!!


YOUR STREET ADDRESS

DOES NOT

HAVE TO DEFINE YOU!


I challenge you to take pride in, yet not be defined, REPRESENTED & HELD CAPTIVE INSIDE OF what you had no choice or any VOICE in deciding in!

Such as

ENVIRONMENTAL UPBRINGING!

OR RACE!

   OR GENDER!

   OR CLASS!

      OR SEXUALITY!

    OR NATIONALITY!

     OR PHYSICALITY!!   

etcetera & all limitations in or between!

 

SO, I CHALLENGE YOU, WORLD

TO REMEMBER THAT YOUR GOVERNMENT

SHOULD WORK FOR YOU!

YOU ARE YOUR NATION'S LEADERS AND WORKERS AND SCHOOL TEACHERS, AND FREE THINKERS AND BRINGERS

OF TRUE DEMOCRACY!


YOU ARE THE WARRIORS

OF PEACE & PROSPERITY  

THE DESTROYERS OF

PROMISES &  HYPOCRISIES!

 

I CHALLENGE YOU, WORLD...

TO ENTERTAIN DIPLOMACY

BEFORE YOU GO DESTROYING THINGS!

I CHALLENGE YOU NOT TO

FIGHT FIRE WITH FIRE

BUT INSTEAD,

FIGHT FIRE

WITH FIRE EXTINGUISHERS!!


TO KNOW YOUR ENEMY,

   BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY

TO TRY GETTING

TO KNOW YOUR ENEMY!!!!

YOU MAY FIND THAT SAID ENEMY

THROUGH LACK OF DIPLOMACY

         MAY HAVE NEVER CAME TO BE!

 

I CHALLENGE YOU, WORLD!!!

TO MAKE THE IMPOSSIBLE AS TANGIBLE

AS A TUESDAY

TO SHOW CHILDREN TODAY

THAT LIVING IN PEACE ISNT TOO LATE

TO ADOPT LOVE, AND TO TEACH THAT ITS NOT LOVE WHEN WERE CONSTANTLY FIGHTING EACH OTHER

OVER WHOS GOD IS UP ABOVE,


NOT TO CRUSADE, BUT INSTEAD RESPECT THEIR RELIGION AND THEIR WAYS, MAKE LOVE & NOT WAR, GREET A STRANGER, OPEN DOORS, HUG ONE ANOTHER, HELP EACH OTHER, DIFFERENT COLORED SISTERS & BROTHERS,


RESPECT OUR ELDERS, LISTEN TO KIDS

& LOVE WILLINGLY WITHOUT AN AGE,

TRY TO LOVE WITHOUT SIGHT,

& TRY TO THINK OUTSIDE THE CAGE

THAT OUR MINDS OCCUPY TODAY,

AND WE CAN MAKE IT TO THIS PLACE!

I BELIEVE IT!

YOU KNOW WHY?

BECAUSE TODAY

     CAN ALWAYS BE

THE GREATEST DAY

       OF YOUR LIFE!


TODAY CAN DO SOMETHING

TOMORROW CAN NEVER, EVER DO!

TODAY CAN BE NOW!

NOT NOW! BUT RIGHT NOW!


TODAY CAN CHANGE TOMORROW,

JUST BECAUSE IT'S TO... DAY!!!

 

SO, I CHALLENGE YOU, WORLD

TO BE GREAT

AND TO IMMEDIATELY REMOVE TOMORROW

FROM YOUR VOCABULARY

TO STOP DREAMING and BE AWAKE

BECAUSE TODAY IS NOW!




© 2012 Brjden (Bridge-Den) Crewe



Author's Note

Brjden (Bridge-Den) Crewe
I love life. And when I see people genuinely looking to help one another, when I see acts of kindness and respect and love, it almost angers me to mildly taste the possibilities of what this world can be! It's still a work in progress. Maybe you'll hear me read the finished version at Obama's 2nd term Anauguration in three years! LOL

Another note; I had to change "greenback paper" to "colorful pieces of paper" giving that this address is on a international level. Stupid of me to forget that monies across the world are of various hues.

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Bridgey, can you hear that?...... can you hear it?....

I can, its the sound of snapping fingers, the sound of inspired applause. This piece will get your audience to yell out that.. "preach on, mmmmhmmmm(in aggreeance), an amen, and many other interactive expression amidst the performance.

I will choose the preach on, and amen! i couldn't agree with you more. This is written brillitantly with so many clever phrases and unique twists to cliche's or familiar expressions... you hit it dead on. i love the message, I CHALLENGE YOU!

*snap snap

much love n' respect

-Lalli

This review was written for a previous version of this writing

Posted 8 Years Ago


5 of 5 people found this review constructive.




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Nice wriitng man good job


Posted 1 Year Ago


Excellent piece, I adore your writing style.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Challenge accepted. ;)
It is the passion in your words that can bring the dead to life.
Thank you.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Yes!!!!!!!!!!! I love that you echoed the beginning at the end. It is time for everyone in the world to wake up and work together for peace, love, and justice! Beautiful writing and awesome format!!!!

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Brjden (Bridge-Den) Crewe

1 Year Ago

Thank you love. I appreciate your words.
Holy wow damn that is some manifesto that you have written here, great work!

Posted 4 Years Ago


I love this Bridgey its been a few years since I've read anything from you have alot of catching up to do but this was refreshing.....Happy new year

Posted 4 Years Ago


Brjden (Bridge-Den) Crewe

4 Years Ago

Thank you love and same to you! How have you been?
Yereziah

3 Years Ago

Doing good trying to get back on this one more time Ive missed you all greatly! hope to hear back fr.. read more
So beautiful dear heart speaker, we have some same thoughts, if you read my poem ~ Free Spirit, guess second row lol... Bob Marley forever, peace!

E. L.

Posted 5 Years Ago


This is amazing! I love this. I honestly feel very motivated to go and inspire the world to be a better place to be. Bravo to you, this is incredible!

Posted 5 Years Ago


Brjden (Bridge-Den) Crewe

5 Years Ago

Thank you sir! Very appreciated! If you're motivated, I've done my job!
Yo dog that poem is deep and your words are so strong that a person reading it can't help but to feel your feelings. Good s**t.

This review was written for a previous version of this writing

Posted 5 Years Ago


Brjden (Bridge-Den) Crewe

5 Years Ago

Thanks man. It's really appreciated! I'm still making edits to it.
*clapping*

This review was written for a previous version of this writing

Posted 5 Years Ago



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