Dissentia

Dissentia

A Poem by Alford G. Harris

Dissentia
(03.30.07)

Economic wars leave humanity further enslaved,
Better ways are engraved on the murals,
In the tombs of ancestor angels,
In the wombs of our daughters and mothers,

Destroying or hording natural resources leaves humanity starved,
Masses of lives carved out of leftovers,
Bodies too hungry to feed our minds,
So we feed on violence,
Our hunger overtaking our willingness to coexist,
If my life is lost then yours is meaningless,
So underground economies give us meaning,
Fuel us with the energies to survive,
To temporarily thrive,

These gatekeepers of historical information,
The freedom of information cannot be an act, is greater than a play,
It is the foundation of human freedom,
Truth in abundance,
False transparency hides a genuine intent,
Ulterior motives are the death of consent,
To these things I respectfully dissent.

© 2008 Alford G. Harris


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"Bodies too hungry to feed our minds,
So we feed on violence,
Our hunger overtaking our willingness to coexist,
If my life is lost then yours is meaningless, "

That's powerful.
And I love the last line, too.

"To these things I respectfully dissent"

oh, there's too many lines I love, I should just copy and paste the whole poem here! =)
Makes me think of the books Daniel Quinn writes...

Posted 12 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.




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Wow. I had to read it again. I find it beautifully disturbing because your message is so true.

You ability to manipulate words to flow is great.

So, what made you write it?

Posted 12 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

One doesn't often read a social commentary on the war, oil, the Patriot Act etc. within the confines of such an elegant write. Your word choices are excellent. My favorite lines would have to be;

"Better ways are engraved on the murals,
In the tombs of ancestor angels,
In the wombs of our daughters and mothers,..."

Satine


Posted 12 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Okay...how do I start to reward you with my lyrics for the joy!!--I experienced in feeling the passion... and zeal you have used to address issues that we desperately want others to feel. Great job! Like my dear friend says, three snaps in a circle!!!

Standing to applaud U!!

Posted 12 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I like this one, but not as much as I did the first one I read. Good work though still. I like the lines:

"Bodies too hungry to feed our minds,
So we feed on violence,
Our hunger overtaking our willingness to coexist, "

That's really good.

Posted 12 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Masses of lives carved out of leftovers,
Bodies too hungry to feed our minds,
So we feed on violence,

--wow...this cuts deep.

This was a powerfully poignant piece. Again, I like the poetic voice...this could so easily be read aloud and make a huge statement. You write from a place of strength and brevity, and that shows through your use of tone and of description. This was raw and gritty, but wonderfully done.

Posted 12 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

"Bodies too hungry to feed our minds,
So we feed on violence,
Our hunger overtaking our willingness to coexist,
If my life is lost then yours is meaningless, "

That's powerful.
And I love the last line, too.

"To these things I respectfully dissent"

oh, there's too many lines I love, I should just copy and paste the whole poem here! =)
Makes me think of the books Daniel Quinn writes...

Posted 12 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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Alford G. Harris
Alford G. Harris

Detroit, MI



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i write for agape, peace, humanity, freedom, wisdom, passion i love to listen i will always be a student i respect almost everyone i admire the depth of character in some i smile on the regular i have.. more..

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