Borrowed

Borrowed

A Poem by Robert Luna
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Just some of my thoughts

"

These words do not belong to me

For they say

Everything that can be said has been said

And I say

Everything that needs to be said is not said

and it is this place of silenced words

I found my voice and made my choice

I will speak out of turn

being self taught everything I needed to learn

Too stubborn to swallow my pride

Tuck tail, run and hide

Because I find

Myself feeling less American

and more Human these days

Just wanting to hear someone say

Something to make my fears go away

Something that no one else has yet to say

But my tears have run dry

and I will no longer compromise

Who I am

As liquid poetry now drips from my eyes

Splattering the canvas of dirty pavement

That rests there beneath my feet

These urban streets

The life lines of this nation’s cities, counties, and states

My words are the poison that holds the cure

But I feel I am too late

Seems there’s been a hostile take over

of the red, white and blue

When congress and corporate America end up in bed

We’re the ones getting screwed

But what can we do

It’s just a matter of giving the devil his dues

As we’re lead to believe

we’re too stupid or naïve

to have the ability to choose

Being force fed their idea of the truth

 

There is a terrorist threat

But our enemy comes from within our homes

and there they sit in front of your T.V. set

As we tune in and tune out the world outside

Dying a little more each time

and I’m left feeling an ache of an emptiness

that eats away at my mind

 

All I want is to feed the wanting of your soul

fill it and make you feel whole

Erase staining degradation

Raise you higher, than just self-preservation

We are THE NATION,

But we’re left feeling weak and depleted

As our uniqueness is being erased and deleted

I will not be so easily defeated

As the fragile balance of life teeters

Knowing I am a thinker

and a leader

I’ve been left battered and bruised

abandoned and misused

Feeling as I have nothing left to lose

But you

So pardon me as I choose

To pick up this pen once again

Seeing the world being led by ignorant thinking

 

It is true

These words do not belong to me

They belong to you

and what you choose to do

Is entirely up to you

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© 2009 Robert Luna



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If you watch the news, you certainly will feel depletede, both as a human and an American. I hear everyone
rage, but not one word of the Janjaweed...More racist and deadly than any KKK. We have 40 choices of bread..80 choices of soup, we drive SUV's. We are as responsible for our economy as anyone. New lawnmower?'Don't fix the old, got a credit card/buy a new one. I hear your words,Brother. But,many people are in denial. We bought houses we couldn't afford because the liberals told us it's a right to have a home. No, it's not.We bought our kids the latest clothes they wouldn't feel shame, or hurt. Already Obama is seeing CIA reports never seen or known by him. Many liberals are going to turn on him. I believe he is a just and good man. There's no-way he can deliver all he promised. It's time to stop the hate. Hate is hate, and it's ugly no matter who spews it. As always I respect your words, but it's a time to Unite,not Ignite. Having a dream is over. Time to DO DO DO.
Your friend, Rain..

Posted 8 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.




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"There is a terrorist threat
But our enemy comes from within our homes
and there they sit in front of your T.V. set
As we tune in and tune out the world outside
Dying a little more each time
and I'm left feeling an ache of an emptiness
that eats away at my mind"

I found this bit absolutely flawless. This whole work is madness, madness, madness. In an amazingly good way. We are so desensitized, our t.v. sets constantly warm, the cables never sleep. It seems like more and more we're afraid of our thoughts, of any little bit of silence, any creative expression. This is not the case with you, and I'm glad there are still people like you out there. Truely, bravo.




Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

As liquid poetry now drips from my eyes. Great line.

I feel your pain as they say. Your words flow with all the horrors we face here in North America, we are living in scary times. The wars, home and abroad, for entertainment we watch people being killed, blown up and attacked and give the bloodist and most violent of all 5 stars.
We live in a sad time and your words in this poem reflects the horrors we see everyday.

Well expressed.



Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

The first part of this poem made me think of the excuses plagiarists and those without an imagination use when they can't come up with anything and then the poem bloomed and grew from there to something so much more. These words are all ours, but sadly the majority of people prefer to turn a blind eye except to say, "isn't that a shame," and move on. They only become involved when trouble is knocking at their door. These are often the same people who get angry with others show them the same indifference they've shown themselves...and so the cycle continues and things get worse. Thankfully there are always those like you who speak out about things and call attention to what needs to be seen and heard. So bravo to you my friend and prophet. I pray that others hear your call and do more than just read.

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I finally was able to get here...this site can drive you crazy. Well, I am here now and as you know I think this is a very powerful write. I love this line..."My words are the poison that holds the cure" Wonderful piece!!!

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I found my voice and made my choice
I will speak out of turn
being self taught everything I needed to learn
Too stubborn to swallow my pride
Tuck tail, run and hide
Because I find
Myself feeling less American
and more Human these days

I so love theselines right here, This brings out truth
This is a well said write here. Some people would
never bring out an honest write like this.
I like this very well said and well written.

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

"led by ignorant thinking" instead of "lead" The only tiny flaw I found in this priceless gem. A great piece of poetry worth reading more than once. I'd like to hear you read this one, it begs to be read out loud.

Posted 8 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

My words are the poison that holds the cure

i love the conflict in this sentence. you are the poison and the cure. nice.

you're words are always written with a power and passion that is admirable. Your voice is a force to be wreckened with in the battle to keep humanity alive.

When congress and corporate America end up in bed

We're the ones getting screwed


i love these lines. they really say it all... so true. This is what America has been boiled down to.

Posted 8 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Yes - I enjoyed. This new identity with Obama - and you won't believe, even here in Europe we feel somehow better with this charismatic politician. "There is a terrorist threat

But our enemy comes from within our homes

and there they sit in front of your T.V. set

As we tune in and tune out the world outside

Dying a little more each time" --------- this has to be said.. this is so in europe and whole western world.
I also liked this: "I've been left battered and bruised

abandoned and misused" --------this was honest and sharp and I understand you. We all are still misused - each minute we are..
Great write!! Good to see you again, Robert my friend.





Posted 8 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

I feel that there is more than one poem here.

I do believe, however, that there is much to be hopeful for and that we will start to see improvements.

Posted 8 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

If you watch the news, you certainly will feel depletede, both as a human and an American. I hear everyone
rage, but not one word of the Janjaweed...More racist and deadly than any KKK. We have 40 choices of bread..80 choices of soup, we drive SUV's. We are as responsible for our economy as anyone. New lawnmower?'Don't fix the old, got a credit card/buy a new one. I hear your words,Brother. But,many people are in denial. We bought houses we couldn't afford because the liberals told us it's a right to have a home. No, it's not.We bought our kids the latest clothes they wouldn't feel shame, or hurt. Already Obama is seeing CIA reports never seen or known by him. Many liberals are going to turn on him. I believe he is a just and good man. There's no-way he can deliver all he promised. It's time to stop the hate. Hate is hate, and it's ugly no matter who spews it. As always I respect your words, but it's a time to Unite,not Ignite. Having a dream is over. Time to DO DO DO.
Your friend, Rain..

Posted 8 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.


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