Fire and Water

Fire and Water

A Poem by Rita L. Sev

Oh, to be a catalyst,
To bring about great change
Respecting neighbors’ dogmas,
Let ideas be exchanged
In doing this, the upshot
Will be worth it in the end -
There really is no downside
When we find new ways to mend
You may think you’re an outlier,
Set apart for being odd
Knowing certainty is insane
That the others are all flawed
The step may lead to firestorms
But in time will prove to be
A moment of true watershed
That leads to unity

© 2021 Rita L. Sev


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OH my GOODNESS - a new poem from you - an uplift, with a marching cadence that inspires my ornery little heart. I see so little good these days but three poems in and here you are my dear old poetic friend - shining a light on your page - and the colors are beautiful. Unity....yes.

Posted 3 Months Ago


Rita L. Sev

2 Months Ago

So great to see you! Thank you for your kind words. In a work of turmoil, poetry and kindness go a l.. read more
Odd makes the world go around...And I think that Odd combined is quite strong.
We need to find ways of coming together....

we just do.

Posted 4 Months Ago


Rita L. Sev

4 Months Ago

Yes, we certainly do. I personally love the Odd, and believe it is we who will effect great change.... read more
No unity in this world I'm afraid, catalyst or not.
The world is delivered in a parcel of Amazon, rockets that take you into space, and electric cars that take you as far as the next charging point. In saying that, if you've survived covid 19, you should be grateful.

Posted 4 Months Ago


Rita L. Sev

4 Months Ago

This has certainly been a time to ponder where to find the unity... still searching. And grateful I .. read more
i like how you convey this important social message, Rita .. quietly presenting a beautiful wisdom .. passionate discourse turned vicious and abusive degrades the person speaking and drives hateful spikes home ... who can sanely argue against healing .. not i quacked the duck ... not i! .. certainly we don't want nor need to be all the same .. being rejected merely for holding thoughts, beliefs or visions that are different is an illness not a platform.
E.

Posted 4 Months Ago


Rita L. Sev

4 Months Ago

Yet, there are those who do just that - argue against healing. *sigh* Thank you for your insight, E... read more
Einstein Noodle

4 Months Ago

Given the divisions of this time, this offering seems idealistic. But of course, everything changes. This grim time will be no different. But I wish to High Heaven it would get started.

Posted 4 Months Ago


Rita L. Sev

4 Months Ago

That’s my wish too... much of my work is idealistic. I live in hope. Thanks for reading.

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Rita L. Sev
Rita L. Sev

Philadelphia, PA



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