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One Love, A Tribute to Bob Marley

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One Love, A Tribute to Bob Marley

“One love…one heart, let’s get together and feel alright…
As it was in the beginning (one love), so shall it be in the end (one heart); give thanks and 
praise to the Lord, and I will feel alright…” Bob Marley, Prophet.


I and I, 
and together, we,
are one.

We are, but before we can be, we must realize,
that the only way TO be, is I and I – the trinity;
the I and I makes the one that was, is, and ever
shall be – 
the one yearning to be set free 
unto its brothers and sisters to its beginnings 
and endings, 
and on and on and on, and led into infinity
by its singers.

It is the one that does not seek, 
and can only be found; rediscovered 
like the greatest treasure the earth ever buried, 
and the heavens ever knew –
                                the reason for all things…

So dance as one voice; sing as two feet 
pounding
the earth with your glory; 
free the one rhythm that has been vibrating between toes 
for all of time –
dance beneath and above all things,
and sing the songs of freedom!

Rise up, rise up, rise up and dance!
Free the chains from your bound feet,
And feel the weight released –
A trinity of I and I;
One love, one heart, let’s get together
And feel alright…

I and I, 
and together, we,
are one.




*Inspired by Michele's Music to your Pen, contest and my brother in vision, the man himself, 
Mr. Bob Marley who as soon as I put him on, I'm smiling and filled with great light. :)

From ONE LOVE, by: Bob Marley

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  1. Date: 2/16/2010 10:16:00 AM
    Fabulous poem. I too love Bob Marley's music and you captured the spirit of his song and message so beautifully in your wining poem. All the best, Krista

  1. Date: 7/25/2009 2:58:00 AM
    Congrats on your success in Michele's contest Kristin.Rgds Brian

  1. Date: 7/19/2009 11:53:00 AM
    Bob Marley..brought to me by my children and I have been in love every since. Conrats on your win. BG

  1. Date: 7/19/2009 11:27:00 AM
    What an uplifting poem. Much for the reader to think about here. Congratulations on being one if the winners in Michele's contest. Enjoy your honor. Keep on writing! Karen

  1. Date: 7/19/2009 8:43:00 AM
    Well, no surprise here Miss Kristin! CONGRATS! XOXOXOX

  1. Date: 7/19/2009 8:00:00 AM
    Congratulations Kristin!!! As Christie says...we all miss you. Hope your writing is going well, and that we will be reading your poetry again one day soon! Hugs!! ~ Love, Carrie

  1. Date: 7/19/2009 7:52:00 AM
    Was crazy about this then and still am. AWESOME K. :) congrats on your place in the contest. I miss you! Love C

  1. Date: 7/19/2009 7:27:00 AM
    congratulations Kristin! on your well-deserved victory in the "music" contest! this poem is 'heavy'!!!! and I mean that in A VERY GOOD WAY!!!! your friend, jimbo

  1. Date: 5/28/2009 8:02:00 AM
    Wonderful tribute to a man who knew quite a lot in his time. Talk about the 'reason for all things' I was watching 'I am legend' with Will Smith the other day and there's a scene where he mentioned how after Marley got shot he went back on stage 2 days later and did a show. When asked why he only said something like 'those who teach hate don't take any breaks, how could I?' can't remember the exact quote but thoguht it was fitting to share here. One love, as you say Kristin:) -Yoni

  1. Date: 5/27/2009 1:06:00 AM
    Best wishes with this one Kristin.Rgds Brian & thanks for your welcome comments on my recent posting

  1. Date: 5/26/2009 5:48:00 PM
    Yes...you were inspired to write great poetry....I'm singing along with this wonderful tribute !! Terrific poetry, once again from our Kristin!! Love this!!

  1. Date: 5/26/2009 4:49:00 PM
    Kristin, This poem is inspiring. Oh, if the whole world could bring about a oneness for peace. Wouldn't that be marvelous! I enjoyed this poem. Lovingly, Dane

  1. Date: 5/26/2009 3:19:00 PM
    Great tribute to Marley! I could hear the reggae musical rhythm as I read each line. Quite an awesome tempo here! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 5/26/2009 2:07:00 PM
    Bob Marley rocks and so do you! This is just flippin brilliant. Wow K...you always amaze me. I love your writing. No one writes like you do. That is truth! Love you. Me

  1. Date: 5/26/2009 12:00:00 PM
    It is so amazing the way the song is playing so loud in my head as I read. You are like the heart and soul of this music. Your spiritual gifts and poetic talents render me speechless, but inspiration is running rampant throughout me. Yes, one love, as I feel the heartbeat of life through your words sister. Love, shar

  1. Date: 5/26/2009 11:46:00 AM
    Your heart is singing on that beach with seven miles of white sand and your spirit is basking in the sunlight feeding off the earth and its spirituality that gives you life..your life that allows your mind and soul to breathe in this piece.. your journey in life allows you to see and appreciate things that others only hear about from a afar...I feel you Reynolds, and may the spirit that watches over you continue to give you peace of mind..One love.

  1. Date: 5/26/2009 10:20:00 AM
    I am also fond of Bob Marley .Im hoping you check one of my poems called where we stay.Thanx 4 Dis

  1. Date: 5/26/2009 10:11:00 AM
    I AM A TRUE BOB MARLEY FAN YOU DID A GREAT TRIBUTE TO THE MAN NICELY PUT