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Are we so different...?

To lay down in peace
to rise in peace
to live in peace
to breathe peace
is that not a desire we all possess

To dive into passion
to drink of passion
to embrace passion
to live passion
is that not what we all crave

Beneath the layers painted “us”
beyond the walls of what we allow others to see
are we all not seeking that
which echoes the cries of our dreams

Beyond naked eye
beyond steady hand
beyond cool facade
beyond social acceptance
is there not more than the eye can see

Above limitations
Beneath high hopes
trapped in the middle
of what stands on the edge
do we not find our true self

Oh that dream were a reality
that reality were the dream
that we held what we ached for
and heartache became the unseen
that acceptance enabled us to be
the individual we were born to be
and neither ‘them’ nor ‘we’
denied another their individuality

Are we so different
do we all not possess
a heart
a hope
a dream
do we not all long to be
accepted
celebrated
and seen

Oh that we could live within
the beauty of our own skin
without condemnation
or anything
that seeks to steal our soul

and oh that we would rise above
opinion
judgement
and often
fate
and fly towards rainbow’s end
where dream
hope
fulfillment
and true self
await

Are we so different...?

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Artist's Description

The ponderings and ramblings of an early morning riser…

I was trying awaken my muse in order to write another poem for sunrise calendar… and these thoughts slipped out during that time.

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