Ideal RealizedA Poem by Jack
Written for the 'imagine' contest hosted by Serah. A poem inspired by the song 'imagine' by John Lennon.
In our hearts, I know we can agree,
in some fundamentals of our humble humanity.
We want to live, to be safe, to be happy,
to be free, to be ourselves, and accepted.
Embrace the similarity that lies deep within
The mortal surface of our human skin.
Grand human beings all over the world,
The billions, the masses, the tiny peoples,
All gathering in different steeples.
Own beliefs, traditions, cultures.
Live lives located in different places.
Separated by Man-made Categories, different races
Yet, a smile’s the same on all of our faces.
Lose the mask, look into your heart
These distinctions of humans will fall apart.
Instead judge each other by their actions.
Stop dividing humans into different factions.
Only produces racism, elitism, and Putrid hatred,
A group of people who inside, Unfortunately reside,
In a place where they feel so scared, so small
United as one human race, could stand so proud, so tall
Call it Cliché, idealistic, write it off as unrealistic.
This dismissive weak response, a pessimistic nuance.
Have some hope, let’s love one another,
As human beings we all are brothers!
Imagine this utopian dream, invite this feeling, so serene
Where everyone cares for all mankind.
No longer have to imagine this great reality,
A world of mutual heart-felt, true propriety.
With hard work it can become our real society.
© 2010 Jack
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Last Updated on June 7, 2010
AboutI live in the U.S.A. I began writing my Sophomore year of high school. I love writing, drawing, and playing music with anyone who can hold a beat. I am motivated by the feeling, although elusive, when.. more..