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A Poem by Robert Luna
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I’ve been talking to God lately

My feeble attempt to understand why

Watching as our government turns tricks

while holding tightly to oil drenched crucifix

old men shaking their fists

Spouting propaganda

“This is God’s will”

I let my voice soar

In something of a roar

asking

What God would will a man to kill another man

over of some f*****g land

Please help me here

I can’t seem to find that passage in

“the good book”, or the Koran and

I sure the hell won’t find it in the teaching of Buddha

it seems gravity isn’t the only thing

that’s been holding me down lately

pondering

questioning

trying to make sense of it all

as I stare at body bags adorned with dog tags

The melancholy reality

One more young life taken before its time

and I am not too naïve

knowing freedom comes at a cost

But I won’t be deceived,

lead to believe there nothing more than this

This mind set of “this is just survival” and I’m so tired

Tired of awaiting change to take place

Lets sit back and act like everything is ok

I will take my place

In the midst of closed eyed crowd

Standing with my fist raised towards heavens gates

Rebellious gesture

but meant to a calling to unify  

 

And if everything is black and white

where do I stand

Being barefoot and barely making it

Because it not fate, merely circumstance

a last chance to make things right

Living paycheck to paycheck

My lifeline rendered pulpy from laundering

and me questioning again

But if you could read my thoughts

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would surely need to be applied

trying to keep my mouth shut

Being deemed a “Liberal Hazard”

Just like a late great humanitarian

John Lennon 

And as Gil Scott-Heron said

“The Revolution Will Not Be Televised”

the implication of being a solider of life

I am a Revolutionist

awaiting the evolution of a

“WAKE THE F**K UP PEOPLE”

revolution to begin

These shoulders are broad and strong

carrying the burden of an uncertain future

But I’m left wondering am I part of the cure

or merely a symptom of the disease

 ....

But I’ve been talking to god lately

so I’ll let you know when he has something to say

or just did I


© 2009 Robert Luna



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You're right to be angry and frustrated. People invoke God to give weight to their own designs. None of what we see as far as terrorism, greed or any of the other ills we as a human family are enduring are God's will. I don't care who says it. It's wrong and whoever doesn't know that at the very core of their being is either lying to themselves or blind.


Posted 8 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.




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"...Am I part of the cure, or merely a symptom of the disease..." Well said my friend, well said.

Posted 2 Years Ago


"What God would will a man to kill another man
over of some f*****g land" great line! This is an awesome poem. The far right has totally hijacked religion to further this military industrial complex. keep on keepin on.


Posted 4 Years Ago


hehehe....we are so much a like, just different time lines. And now you begin...this poem...very electric! I love it. Could be many things. A passage of intro to a book, an excerpt for experimental reading. Lyrics to a neo punk song, rants to authority, a prayed to god... I also have the same "sleeping buddha boy," icon in my personal stash. ^^ Keep writing, I'll keep reading.

Posted 5 Years Ago


I love it! My favorite lines are "I am a Revolutionist, awaiting the evolution of a, "WAKE THE F**K UP PEOPLE", revolution to begin". Brilliant.

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Governments have aligned their actions with a dominant deity for thousands of years to gain the people's approval. Even now, back when Bush went back on record saying he had a dream God told him to send our troops over to a bloodbath in Iraq - anyone who kills, steals, or otherwise sins in the name of God and fools other people to commit atrocities in His name is gonna have to answer for it on judgment day. But that's only one issue in your poem. I can tell you want to read this poem through a loudspeaker to the country - people run on their self made hamster wheels every day living and dying a life they hate, and need someone with a strong enough voice and conviction to wake them the f**k up and make them realize they're getting a*s fucked. It's all true, the problem is, how to convey this important message. Anyways, excellent piece, my friend. Full of passion and definitely worth the read.

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Just as said at the other place, errr tried too lol everything isn't black and white but it's so damn hard to see the gray. We cannot stand in black and white for very long. Doesn't it knock us to our knees every time?

I love the power of which you write Robert the poet.

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

You're right to be angry and frustrated. People invoke God to give weight to their own designs. None of what we see as far as terrorism, greed or any of the other ills we as a human family are enduring are God's will. I don't care who says it. It's wrong and whoever doesn't know that at the very core of their being is either lying to themselves or blind.


Posted 8 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

amen, brother

good words, probably well worth the wait :)

Posted 8 Years Ago


3 of 3 people found this review constructive.


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