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What About the Rest of the World

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What About the Rest of the World

What about the rest of the world?
The American Dream certainly seems like a dream
If WE aren’t what WE seem to be
What about what we see on the television screen
Or
Read in some paper or learn in school?
History portrays hardships and the advancements we’ve made
Yet everyone’s a slave to SOME cause
Still the rich remain rich
And 
The poor remain poor
To be rich is far more than your financials
Or
Your assets 
Or 
Any other materialistic THING
To be rich is to flourish from nature 
WITH
Nature
To be rich is to thrive from our uniqueness 
Not adjusting
Solely
Trusting that the planet and each and every creature 
Will survive if we aren’t petty
Or 
Overindulgent
Those without speech subtly show the beauty in collaboration
How a world without worry is possible 
With cooperation
Vegetation’s manifestation of a creation seemingly above our nation 
Above humans
There is a hierarchy
Yet we are co-inhabitants of one planet
Visions of the top may be attractive
But
There’s just not enough oxygen to permit a clear head with clear thoughts 
WE are nature!

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  1. Date: 6/14/2012 5:07:00 PM
    Dearest Brittany (Love that name btw) Love this poem--but you do argue just a little with yourself, which is why this is so honest and so true except that one can easily not remain rich and just as easily not remain poor--not sure which is easier or difficult. It is my contention that we can be whatever our hearts and dreams allow us too. Just step up, take a deep breath of that oxygen and go do it. Luv Ya.

  1. Date: 6/13/2012 2:17:00 AM
    WOW,this is TRUE words penned,WIZDOM INK.I LOVE the way you THINK.