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A Call to Action

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A Call to Action

Queasy anxiety, a fearful edginess of dread,
an old and omnipresent sense of doom
taint the times that random opportunity affords
to slip convention's chains, to openly proclaim
a saner point of view, a logical rejection
of muddy, inane thinking, of tradition-bound
adherence to stupidity's insistent songs
that perpetuate a myriad of wrongs.
Let there be no turning back; face the fears, be the change --
for diversity, humanity, acceptance, brotherhood,
and love.  Explain, support, convince.  Break the silence:
come out, come out, whoever and wherever you may be!

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  1. Date: 2/6/2012 2:38:00 PM
    Hey! Down with those ancient Mayan predictions, arrived at over a pile of chicken bones. Love, daver

  1. Date: 2/5/2012 3:30:00 PM
    Agree...let there be no turning back.... - oxox hugs Anne-Lise

  1. Date: 2/4/2012 3:28:00 PM
    BE the change, that is the theme of this one. a great message in these political times. VEry well said.

  1. Date: 2/4/2012 3:18:00 PM
    Change no matter what it is is dreadful. Nice poem Leo. I enjoyed reading it. Dalila

  1. Date: 2/4/2012 3:13:00 PM
    Well said. If only we were all so brave. Thank you Larry for commenting on my poetry. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 1/31/2012 7:30:00 PM
    Insightful, inspiring, excellent...Leo you're good no doubt no doubt.

  1. Date: 1/31/2012 1:49:00 PM
    One has to face to ups and downs in life. A very nice expressed poem.I enjoyed reading it.God bless you.Erich

  1. Date: 1/31/2012 12:00:00 PM
    Inspiring to say the least! "be the change" - love those three words! I try to live by that. thanks for sharing:)

  1. Date: 1/31/2012 11:40:00 AM
    Hey thank you for your comment and thank you for posting your poetry as I am thoroughly enjoying basking in its elegance and inventiveness.

  1. Date: 1/29/2012 9:25:00 AM
    I agree, Leo. Very insightful piece. Great job. Thanks for your comments. Best to you and yours. Ralph

  1. Date: 1/26/2012 2:36:00 PM
    Leo, What an insightful, inspiring poem! I couldn't agree more. You present the challenge and offer some excellent paths to take to make our world a better place. A very impressive piece indeed. Thank you for your generous comments on my poem Blue.

  1. Date: 1/25/2012 12:58:00 PM
    Insightful write, Leo. Loved it

  1. Date: 1/24/2012 12:07:00 PM
    A call to action indeed. Wonderful write my dear friend and thanks for the comment on my poem...

  1. Date: 1/24/2012 9:43:00 AM
    It is hard to find a voice when one feels constantly challenged by "norms" in a world geared towards wrongs... Well said! Great work!

  1. Date: 1/23/2012 5:23:00 PM
    I especially like the lines starting "Let there be no turning back" to the end of the work..So many times we start a project to do good and get sidetracked..Enjoyed reading this eve..Your kind review of my work was uplifting..Sara