Ideal Realized

Ideal Realized

A Poem by Jack
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Written for the 'imagine' contest hosted by Serah. A poem inspired by the song 'imagine' by John Lennon.

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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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Jack, I love the way you write for things, issues that matter..
"In our hearts, I know we can agree", yes we all do.. we all want to live free, in our own ways.. Here in India, where I live, I can relate to these things so easily.. i too wish, we lived in a world where people are not judged by the petty racism, and all other sort of stuff which divide people into higher and lower sects.. after all we all are humans, and as you say, "a smile’s the same on all of our faces"..
good job man.. :)

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.




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Jack, I love the way you write for things, issues that matter..
"In our hearts, I know we can agree", yes we all do.. we all want to live free, in our own ways.. Here in India, where I live, I can relate to these things so easily.. i too wish, we lived in a world where people are not judged by the petty racism, and all other sort of stuff which divide people into higher and lower sects.. after all we all are humans, and as you say, "a smile’s the same on all of our faces"..
good job man.. :)

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This is excellent!
When we all learn to advance with positivity and peace?
A wonderful poem!
xx

Posted 10 Years Ago


Haha, Sasha the tone you picked up on was definitely intentional :) since a world in which there was peace and harmony between all people is the ultimate goal of humans.....at least I strongly think it should be!

Posted 10 Years Ago


This is lovely. It's come a long way since I first saw it. The sentiment, of course, is one I can appreciate. It had an almost "Why can't you people just see how right this is?" tone which is good because it damn well should've. :P The first stanza is my favorite. It sums everything up wonderfully and has a nice rhyme to it.

Posted 10 Years Ago


Brilliant and smart. It is spirit in the word form. I really liked reading it not only because it is upbeat but it keeps the light on and rekindles the flame of all of our hopes. cheer and thanks for sharing this.

Posted 10 Years Ago



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