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my promise land

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my promise land

to have and have not
is reason lent to logic
and reality left to disspare

to my heart oh, not where?
the place of peace not there
then where can the weary traverse
where the dreams are not night mares
loud noises not explosions
loud voices not fights
and darkness a place to sleep
rather than a place to hide

who is it that insist
on our depravity
whilst we are not in captivity
fleeced of menial freedoms
by a monsoon of unjust laws

furious my psyche can deduce
that i am not wanted here
in the midst of all the false advertisement
one country can give 
about how much blood was
spilled to make them free

do we dare to think
that this excludes me
have not i been knitted into
the matrix of this thing
called freedom

have my dreams deceived me
about the land of the free
are not rights given in duplicity
and these ideals; do they not 
come from God

to have and have not
the rights of men
and the peace there in
belonging to every citizen

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  1. Date: 1/23/2010 10:26:00 AM
    Ah how right you are to say "rights of men". In our world, our purposes and lives are divided by predetermined borders, with no real reason to exist. Yet on one side of a border, a human life is worth more, than on the other. If only your words could be applied to our planet as a whole, and not just the countries we love.

  1. Date: 5/5/2009 2:28:00 PM
    John, very nice and impressive write. Thank you for sharing and for your comment on my poetry. Ernilando

  1. Date: 4/25/2009 9:58:00 PM
    A lot of thought and relaying a message in this write. God Bless Phyl

  1. Date: 4/22/2009 9:52:00 AM
    Interesting work. Like the image of a "matrix" of freedom. (And re your comments, I do believe it is possible God created life on other planets. Guess one needs to have an open mind.)

  1. Date: 4/21/2009 8:54:00 AM
    very beautiful...love faire

  1. Date: 4/20/2009 7:16:00 PM
    John first off thank you for your comments. I was going to comment or vent some issues but I can't outdo Steve. He nailed it to the tree. (E.I.E.) (Enough is Enough). Blessings my friend, Ron

  1. Date: 4/20/2009 6:21:00 AM
    John, I lost your last soup mail by mistake - sorry! My computer is having trouble lately. I love this write, you changed it? It is awesome powerful. Deeply emotional as it should be, voicing an important statement. Injustice runs rampant. Love, Shar

  1. Date: 4/19/2009 7:03:00 PM
    We're letting the maniacs run the asylum, no doubt...."a government by the people, for the people"--the government has become a 900 pound gorrilla we seem to feel obliged to let rule us....this is a great write expressing some of that frustration. Right on, Write on!! Steve

  1. Date: 4/19/2009 2:17:00 PM
    john,you have all ready submitted this,its one of my favs,and its great you're submitting it once again,"darkness a place to sleep,"this impressed me before and still do now.the positve way to look at darkness,"peace there in belonging to every citizen",great reminder to love all the same without prejudice- and another verse its like you re reasoning with your heart,we all do-bravo-----charma