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Consciousness Correction

I thought anger was a negative emotion
to be avoided at all costs.
Then I thought about the oppressed.
Anger grew inside of me.

I chose to act upon that anger.
I used my voice to speak against the oppressor.
Even so, I measured my motivation 
tempered my response with love and wisdom.
My desire, beyond the lust for recognition.

If my words gain recognition,
I will purposefully pass them to the oppressed.
Their stature and power shall rise.
Their voices will gain resonance.
It is not their guilt and shame to hold.

Prejudice is a horse without a rider.
Fear and hate power its hooves.
Sadness flows through its mane.
Righteous Anger must take the reins.

Once again the oppressed will have pride.
There will be no aversion to kindness.
Greed will be replaced by generosity.
To go against the will of God
will be counted as an embarrassment.
A new light will shine upon the world.
Peace and purpose are indeed possible.

Unseeking Seeker’s “Consciousness Correction” Poetry Contest. Written November 22, 2023.

Copyright © Richard Lamoureux | Year Posted 2023


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Date: 11/27/2023 4:56:00 AM

Richard, your poem is a powerful exploration of the transformative potential of anger when channeled toward justice and change. Your thoughtful reflections on oppression and the role of righteous outrage in challenging it offer a compelling perspective. - Blessings, Daniel
Date: 11/26/2023 7:41:00 PM

Temper down with love and wisdom. Great inspirational verse.
Date: 11/26/2023 7:10:00 AM

Huge congratulations on your honour of POTD, Richard! Your message is so strong - totally agree with your perception of righteous anger. Best wishes ~
Date: 11/25/2023 8:47:00 AM

A powerful and needed message, Rick. Thanks for sharing an example of how righteous anger can be a positive. Congratulations on your POTD! It is well deserved, my friend. May your day be filled with blessings, Bill
Date: 11/24/2023 8:57:00 PM

Congratulations on your wonderful poem's selection as POTD. Blessings and hugs. :)
Date: 11/24/2023 8:14:00 PM

Richard, when kindness reaches a heart, doubt and fear depart. True, anger is an emotion, but to calm the rolling tide, one must walk away. (The sea will calm, when the wind ceases.) Your thoughts are powerful. Congratulations my dear friend, on Poem of the Day. My best to you. Hugs, Brandy
Date: 11/24/2023 1:44:00 PM

Congrats on a poignant potd!
Date: 11/24/2023 11:36:00 AM

Congratulations on the honor of your POTD
Date: 11/24/2023 11:15:00 AM

Peace and purpose Richard - lovely. Congratulations on the honor of your POTS! :)
Date: 11/24/2023 9:39:00 AM

The anger of the oppressed seethes below the surface, Congrats on POTD
Date: 11/24/2023 9:05:00 AM

- Richard, congratulations on your p.o.t.d. - Brilliant poem :) - hugs
Date: 11/24/2023 7:05:00 AM

Richard, another masterpiece. Congratulations on POTD~ Warren
Date: 11/24/2023 7:00:00 AM

Congratulations on your POTD win. A powerful write. One should never go against the will of God. Have a very blessed day writing away..................
Date: 11/24/2023 6:21:00 AM

There is a righteous anger… “Even so, I measured my motivation tempered my response with love and wisdom. My desire, beyond the lust for recognition.” And love the last 4 lines. You are a thinker not irrational. Be blessed! Congratulations on POTD
Date: 11/24/2023 5:48:00 AM

Richard congratulations on POTD.I particularly like the last paragraph. Great writing!
Date: 11/24/2023 5:36:00 AM

One of my fave set of Bible verses is Psalm 72:13,14: "He will have pity on the lowly and the poor, and the lives of the poor he will save. From violence and from oppression he will rescue them, and their blood will be precious in his eyes." I believe the fulfillment of this prophecy is coming soon. Awesome potd Rick
Date: 11/24/2023 5:29:00 AM

A very inspirational poem. Your resolve to replace the negative emotions like anger should be everyone's resolve. Anger, if it is excess can do more harm than we can imagine... it leads to strained relationships and even to crime. Your poem reflects the goodness of your heart. Congratulations on your well deserved POTD, Richard.
Date: 11/24/2023 5:27:00 AM

Back to Congratulate you on POTD. Much love and blessings, Gina
Date: 11/24/2023 4:50:00 AM

Richard, a well penned, thought provoking poem, congratulations on POTD!
Date: 11/24/2023 4:17:00 AM

coming back to you, Richard, to congratulate you on your poem being selected as POTD. What a brilliant piece of poetic art. Well done, Sir. Have a splendid day, Sara
Date: 11/24/2023 3:27:00 AM

Such a wonderful/brilliant write, Rick. Congratulations on POTD! Charlie
Date: 11/24/2023 2:04:00 AM

Wonderful poetry Richard, hopefully ‘A new light will shine upon the world’ - absolutely love verse four. Congratulations on receiving the award for poem of the day… Belle
Date: 11/24/2023 12:47:00 AM

'A new light will shine upon the world. Peace and purpose are indeed possible'. I love the positive ending to your brilliant poem Richard. A very well-deserved POTD, congratulations Hugs
Date: 11/24/2023 12:43:00 AM

Great write, Richard! Warmest congratulations on POTD, God bless
Date: 11/22/2023 3:06:00 PM

what a powerful and inspirational read, Richard! These lines were my favorite: Prejudice is a horse without a rider. Fear and hate power its hooves. Sadness flows through its mane. Righteous Anger must take the reins What a great metaphor!! Have to fave this, enjoy your evening, Sara
Date: 11/22/2023 10:07:00 AM

With God, all things are possible. Great write. God bless you, love, Gina