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If we choose to, we can be the light (a poem)

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My heart weeps
at the thought
that some
will not listen.
Given the chance –
they’ll walk away
hands clutching
their ears
to feign
Mouths forming
the deceptive words
“I did not know” –
“I did not see” –
“That is not what I
have experienced.”
We cannot
continue to live –
By our own bubble.
We cannot
continue to live –
refusing to look
beyond our own comfort.
We should not taste
the fruits of life
without concern –
Do others
enjoy the same?
And if not,
Then we must ask:
“What can I do?”


“What can
I do?”




For until we
do something,
we are




© Sumyanna 2020


Writer of poetry and seeker of knowledge. I hope to inspire and be inspired by my words and the world around me.

7 thoughts on “If we choose to, we can be the light (a poem)

  1. They are doing a 24 hour protest today into tomorrow, there were three others I heard about for the weekend. I really hope all these protests do the trick and change some laws, We are all the same on the inside. Great poem!

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    1. Thank you Robbie. It has been a while but things have been incredibly busy. No complaints though – it has been nice to spend all my time with the kids. So good to see you as well!


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