Peace Out

we the peopleLet’s DO this!  …

At a certain time, say, 7:00 pm Friday night, we all just walk out of the building we are in. Just out.

Just for a few minutes.
Not rally, not speeches, not organized.

Just OUT.

Talk to neighbor. Just OUT.

Ready to move on.
Beyond guns.
Beyond oligarchy.
Beyond injustice.
Beyond racism.
Beyond homophobia.
Beyond sexism.
Beyond putting one another down to feel raised up.
Beyond fear.
Beyond hatred.
Beyond pitting one against another.
Beyond destroying this Earth that holds us.

Together we stand.
I stand here, next to you.
You stand there, next to me.

Person by Person. Neighborhood by neighborhood.
City by City.
Land by Land.

We, the people.

~ Magi Treece


About wlebolt

Life comes at you fast. I like to catch it and toss it back. Or toss it up to see where it lands. I do my best thinking when I'm moving. And my best writing when I am tapping my foot to a beat no one else hears. Kinesthetic to the core.

Posted on July 21, 2016, in Body, In Action, poetry, Quotes and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. I love this idea. I wonder, however, if the buildings that so many of us are in are not a reflection of all the baggage we want to leave behind.

    Thank you for sharing, I enjoyed it.

    • Great thought, and I expect you are very right. It had me thinking of my neighborhood. All of us in our air conditioned houses. We don’t know our neighbors. If we are to love them, first, we must know them. Thanks for reading. Good ideas are always for sharing.

      • I think that sub-consciously most of us focus on minute differences between one another, because it’s easy to craft an identity when you consider all the things you are “not”. It’s a much more arduous task to consider all that you are, or all that you would like to be, and what makes you similar to others. The first step is recognizing our provincial natures…remedying it is another issue entirely.

        Thank you again for stimulating piece.

  2. I could not agree more. I give us a little grace because this is how we first learned to define ourselves in the world, distinct from other. (not Mommy, not Daddy, hey that hand moves when I move it, must be mine! etc) But your point is well taken. Defining myself as “not that” helps me feel better about myself and to avoid the hard work of defining myself by who I am. Which, of course, is exactly what we’re meant to do.

    The open door: I love you just as you are and invite you into the better I know you can be.

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