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rak03252
rak03252:


am SO sick of "someone" keep referring to immigrants
as animals...and anyone who has a differing opinion
as vermin...my i remind "someone" he has 4  children 
by 2 immigrant wives ? and i myself had  a parent
who immigrated to the USA, and the USA itself is
comprised of immigrants, who kicked the native Americans
off their own land

PEOPLE ARE PEOPLE ©
by rak
 
people are people
wherever you’re born
whatever you look like
not victims for scorn
 
nobody’s better
nobody’s worse
it’s life and life only
not to be cursed
 
a king or a pauper
we’re all the same
breath the same air
share the shame
 
wherever you come from
it wasn’t your choice
we are the people
with equal voice
 
who is that racist
spouting lies
promoting hatred
ain’t no alibi
 
aint no excuse
for abusers and users
aint no one better
no winners no losers
 
people are people
we’re human beings
sometimes I can’t
believe what I’m seeing
 
people are people
our race is the same
aint nobody better
why all the blame
 
somebody craves power
greed and lust
someone says “believe me”
who can we trust
 
people are people
we’re all skin and bones
we’re all blood and guts
we’ve surely been shown
 
wherever we’re going
we’ll get there together
people are people
we’re equal not better
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RnKris84
RnKris84: Huggggssss to all my immigrant friends!
Thank you for your part in history and in our workforce ! 😊🩷🙏💜
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sky_deep
sky_deep: Great poem
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rak03252
rak03252: and now for something new, with earthquakes
and an eclipse in the news, and lying politicians(well that's not new)
and we can still keep dancing..
(yes this is very singable and danceable)

 
UNDER THE FULL MOON ©
by rak
 
might turn out satisfying
let the music play
soon the band begins
soon the people sway
everybody gathered
can we recognize the tune
we watch them dancing naked
under the full moon
 
might be an imposition
impostors on the loose
prepare for inquisition
readying the noose
the party’s in full swing
so swiftly they all swoon
we watch them dancing naked
under the full moon
 
when truth is for denying
and the liar’s words believed
when there’s no voice of reason
when everyone’s deceived
but we can’t hear the music
air sucked out of balloons
we watch them dancing naked
under the full moon
 
might be another earthquake
or perhaps a full eclipse
the people keep on talking
loose lips sinking ships
but nothing stops the progress
not even some buffoon
we watch them dancing naked
under the full moon
 
it ends soon as it started
over in a flash
carrying out orders
emptying the trash
but no one knows the secret
is it midnight,
is it noon
we watch them dancing naked
under the full moon
we’re all dancing naked
under the full moon
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EYEOFTHEDESERT
EYEOFTHEDESERT: Lmao dancing naked under the full moon Yolo
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EYEOFTHEDESERT
EYEOFTHEDESERT: Love the imagery
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EYEOFTHEDESERT
EYEOFTHEDESERT in reply to denise477: Lmao the song comes into my mind
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rak03252
rak03252: with the eclipse due, 
i'm reminded of this one, 
i wrote so many years ago....

WORLD ECLIPSE ©
by rak
 
i saw the other side of the universe,
what gets better
soon gets worse
i saw the driver
of humanity’s hearse
skeleton boned,
frothing with thirst

Sir Issac's apple floated in air
bottled brains labeled
handle with care

i saw an ancient pharaoh
in a pyramid
i wore the clothes he wore,
and found the jewels he hid

i saw two unknown planets
collide and explode
i felt the death of billions
and paid the debts they owed

i saw a new born goddess
of the galaxy
while mermaids frolicked
in the sea of tranquility

i fed the demon steeds
of apocalypse
in the total void
of a world eclipse.
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boop266
boop266: wow so nice...
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EYEOFTHEDESERT
EYEOFTHEDESERT: Love the symbolism
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rak03252
rak03252:  


ok..this is another one, based on a Korean time travel series...
the myth of Sisyphus is:

Sisyphus
The gods forced him to roll an immense boulder up a hill only for it to roll back down every time it neared the top, repeating this action for eternity
The series itself a bit confusing, he must keep going back in time. but keeps making the same mistakes over and over again...

SISYPHUS
(WHERE WE GO) ©
by rak
 
where we go
from here
is anybody’s guess
we’re just
passing thru
hope we
passed the test
nothing here
is permanent
everyone’s a guest
we’re just
passing thru
need to join the rest
 
where we go
from here
have to wait
and see
nothing’s
pre-determined
happens randomly
even every
stone that’s etched
can always be erased
time is no brick wall
each second
can be chased
 
where we go
from here
we’ll find out
in the end
no more
make believe
no more
play pretend
it’s time
to realize
we’re blending
when with how
where we go
from here
the future
becomes now
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Bri_CY
Bri_CY: Beautifully written, as always ❤️ I hope you know where I stand, opinion wise, where we end once we're gone. Speaking of... I recently came into contact w such a situation. Which makes me doubt even more.
Still... again Beautifully written
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rak03252
rak03252 in reply to Bri_CY: well, was based on the series, and so far, no one seems to have seen it but me LOL
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Lo0p
Lo0p: I have no idea sorry
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Lo0p
Lo0p: whoa every seen this thank you
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djkind
djkind: Congratulations
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rak03252
rak03252: i thought this might be enjoyable, inspired by a few Time Travel series i have watched recently,
including BODIES and THE WAY HOME...
seems some people would love to stay in  the fast, if given the option…

FAR BEHIND ©
by rak
 
shall I go up ahead
or stay far behind
if life’s such a mystery
what will I find
where will it be
the future or past
is anything real
does anything last
 
the blackness of night
yields to the day
it’s the way of the world
always been that way
and people get lost
in the maze in their mind
do they go up ahead
or stay far behind
 
the past was a blast
I must admit
the future uncertain
where do I fit
whatever happens
wherever I go
whenever I get there
will I know what I know
 
I’m going back
to where I’ve never been
if anyone knows me
I’ll swear, I’m my twin
good things, bad things
come from within
I’ve been so far behind
gone into a spin
 
shall I go up ahead
or stay far behind
always another mystery
lodged inside my mind
I hear people talking
squawking, I’m walking away
guess I’ll stay far behind
at least for today
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Lo0p
Lo0p: rak rak rak
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thumper196699
thumper196699: love it rak , ty for sharing my friend
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rak03252
rak03252: >>>thanks for reading
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Glittery Moonlights
Glittery Moonlights in reply to RnKris84: Awe thank you so much Kris! :
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EYEOFTHEDESERT
EYEOFTHEDESERT in reply to RnKris84: Agree 👍
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Glittery Moonlights
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rak03252
rak03252: time to stir up 
a little controversy...
i guess everyone knows
where they stand.…

LAND OF THE FREE ©
by rak
 
fighting ‘gainst
a system
that just doesn’t work
liars,
truth deniers
with their
self-righteous perks
who are they serving
it ain’t you or me
how soon they forget
home of the brave,
land of the free
 
the working class people
can’t pay all their bills
while all
the stuffed suits
get their cheap thrills
in the law of the jungle
it’s kill or be killed
while in the
land of the free
all the wine
has been spilled
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they took an oath
to the constitution
I think we the people
need restitution
time to make
a new resolution
tell me tell me
is there any solution
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clowns in gowns
on thrones,
pounding their gavel
while forgotten people
are thrown in the gravel
if you need an abortion
you gotta travel
while A-15’s
replace baby rattles
 
borders overflowing
hate on the rise
immigrants
aint criminals
can you empathize
in the land of the free
can you recognize
your neighbors
who labor
with tears in their eyes
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they take an oath
to the constitution
then turn their backs
on their own institution
they’d be happy
to bring back segregation
yet they ignore
attempts
of interrogation
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the American dream
is a fairy-tale
they say keep on trying
then laugh when you fail
it’s the land of the free
but who’ll post
your bail
it’s the land of the free
with invisible jails
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rak03252
rak03252: .....
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paintmynails
paintmynails in reply to rak03252: Bingo!
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EYEOFTHEDESERT
EYEOFTHEDESERT in reply to rak03252: Amen read the constitution and respect it it was an important document created by and for the people
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lcarly332
lcarly332: holly
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rak03252
rak03252: the other day, my mind was a blank,
then this happened...

DO YOU SEE ME ©
by rak
 
my mind is blank today
I’ll thank you,
to stay away
that’s about all, I got to say
blue skies always turning gray
 
can’t seem to concentrate
anything important must wait
not open for debate
just check marks, on a slate
 
people on the move
think they got something to prove
think they gotta find their groove
I just need someone to soothe
 
I said my mind is blinkity-blank
been steam-rollered by a tank
crawled from the river,
collapsed on the bank
watching while all my proclivities sank
 
and I don’t know,
which way to turn
to the left is the bow
to the right is the stern
up ahead is the flood
right behind, fires burn
always one more lesson to learn
 
I see the world,
don’t like what I see
I see so many people
still need to be free
I see what was,
I see what’s yet to be
I see you,
do you see me
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EYEOFTHEDESERT
EYEOFTHEDESERT in reply to EyzzBrown: Me too
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kourtneydave11
kourtneydave11: Hey Rak. You deserve an award for this 💕
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h0nd0
h0nd0: well done.. good poem.. lots of emotion..
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Angel131313
Angel131313:
You are special❣️
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rak03252
rak03252:  
i surely hope i am not the only one
seeing these things and feeling these things...

SOUNDS LIKE SOMEBODY ©
by rak
 
absolute power,
absolute immunity
sounds like somebody
doesn’t want democracy
 
with no checks or balances
freedom’s bound to fall
sounds like somebody
wants to have it all
 
this is really serious
is everyone delirious
 
free and fair elections
are for when one wins
sounds like somebody
whose head and tongue still spins
 
forget about NATO
all the allies are just jokes
sounds like somebody
calling truth a hoax
 
somebody wants
to take away your rights
in the dark of night
 
I know I’m not the only one
who sees danger in the setting sun
sounds like somebody
wants to keep democracy
on the run
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Lo0p
Lo0p in reply to rak03252: ohh you. always
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denise477
denise477: Very pertinent
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rak03252
rak03252: isnt absolute immunity what dictators have ?
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Summer of Sweden
Summer of Sweden: I havent found one single 4 leaf clover, I dont even try to find one anymore
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denise477
denise477: I have found a few 4 leaf clovers
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EYEOFTHEDESERT
EYEOFTHEDESERT: ooh la la
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rak03252
rak03252: in some ways,
even those you may not suspect....

CONNECTED ©
by rak
 
yes indeed
we’re all connected
in more ways
than you expected
linked like chains
in a fence
nerves are rattled,
tweaked
and tensed
 
what binds us finds us
still at odds
people worshiping
different gods
love thy neighbor
bury hate
but peace and unity
will have to wait
 
seems we’re walking
divergent paths
how we got here,
do the math
life is not
a spelling bee
reading one more
mystery
 
we’re all connected
sometimes rejected
loved and coddled
sometimes neglected
it’s never easy
stone and steel
but can the mystery
reveal what’s real
 
excuse abusers
rewrite the laws
free the guilty
flaunt the flaws
we’re connected
but not the same
point the finger
who’s to blame
 
we’re all connected
in the end
there’s a deadline
that won’t extend
you pay a price
the final fine
I can’t pay yours
you can’t pay mine
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Emmielu123
Emmielu123: ❤️
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AuroraNorthBorealis
AuroraNorthBorealis: Wow, another excellent poem that speaks to one's heart. Thank you!
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SunshineDeb
SunshineDeb: Wow this is really very good rak!
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rak03252
rak03252:
guess this pretty much speaks for itself....
.(also very tuneful/singable)

A PEACEFUL MAN ©
by rak
 
this olde world
has got me down
too much unrest
all around
wars galore
hatred too
what’s a peaceful man
to do
 
and where does
the money come from
where does the money go
it’s coming out
of our pockets
everybody knows
it’s so
 
this olde world
on shaky ground
blood and flooding
all around
loud mouth liars
danger zones
won’t leave
a peaceful man alone
 
wonder how
and where it ends
studying the latest trends
does anybody have a plan
join hands with
a peaceful man
 
does this olde world
even stand a chance
violent crimes
the new romance
mass shootings
of innocents
a peaceful man
says it makes no sense
 
can it ever
start over
too many lives
at stake
when all the hands
start stirring
something bound to break
is there any recourse
is there a place
to take a stand
someone says
use peaceful force
so says
a peaceful man
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SunshineDeb
SunshineDeb: Some very good musings, rak... I wish peace for you
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EyzzBrown
EyzzBrown: All starts within us... Another beautiful piece, RAK!
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AuroraNorthBorealis
AuroraNorthBorealis: Wow!!! I totally love this poem. Thank you
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rak03252
rak03252:
the olde saying
the pen is mightier
than the sword...
i guess the title gives the ending away....

PEN VERSUS SWORD©
by rak
 
it’s upside down,
at best
put it to a test
who’ll clean up this mess
do you dare,
render a guess
 
always answers to your questions
or are they mere suggestions,
remedies,
or indiscretions
seems like multiple
regressions
 
when everywhere you go
don’t see anyone you know
someone says,
”go with the flow”
but that’s not the way you row
 
sometimes you gotta swim upstream
lost in a whirlpool of swirling steam
chaos and collisions
cascading in dreams
leading into more extremes
 
and hope is a luxury you’ll never afford
scorn and confusion become your reward
then a booming voice calls,
”All aboard!”
you grab your pen,
to battle the sword
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EYEOFTHEDESERT in reply to evergreendr: lmao
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Angel131313
Angel131313:
❣️❣️❣️
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rak03252
rak03252:
something new...think hard driving rock tune
(a matter of perspective)

THE WAY IT IS ©
by rak
 
I was steady on the spy
I watched the embers glow
I smoldered in the night
watching fires grow
stumbled as I ran
trying to get away
I was running from the man
who said I had to pay
 
was there ever any doubt
what the outcome would be
all I see is people
wanting to be free
whenever it’s all over
only time will tell
some dreaming of heaven
others fearing hell
 
it’s a matter of perspective
can you change your point of view
it’s hard to see things clearly
when your time is overdue
and there’s no explanation
no answers,
aint no quiz
people shrug and walk away
and that's the way it is
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Summer of Sweden
Summer of Sweden: Influenced by The Eagles? Is this lyrics about time is running out?
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thumper196699
thumper196699: very nice rak , I like it a lot
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rak03252
rak03252 in reply to Summer of Sweden: no, absolutely no eagles influence, whatsover..anything else , is a matter of your perspective!
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kourtneydave11
kourtneydave11: Happy new year dear 🎈
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Angel131313:
•(ˆ◡ˆ)• Warm Wishes and Sunshine Kisses 😘 for a very Happy New Year•(ˆ◡ˆ)•
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