The DivideThe Divide4 years ago in Visual & Found Poetry More Like This
The tree stands tall, stretching to the sky;
In the wind it whispers and sighs.
Its leaves rustle out a prayer.
A creaking desire in the air:
To reach the azure blue expanse,
The heavens where the angels dance.
Yet with all its stretching, it shall never touch.
Never a cloud to feel or clutch.
How shall the earth and sky meet?
Will they ever experience a time so sweet?
As the tree wonders, the sun shines down,
Illuminating leaves with a golden crown.
Alas, the sky and earth become one,
Joined together by the reach of the sun.
La historia de los espejosLa historia de los espejos2 years ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
Mayo de 1985 - Madrugada
La luna se asoma al espejo de la laguna y ésta, celosa, le arruga el rostro con sus olas.
A mitad del trayecto entre una y otra orilla vamos en un cayuco que tiene la misma estabilidad que mi decisión de cruzar el lago.
El viejo Antonio me ha invitado a probar su cayuco.
Durante 28 noches, de luna nueva a luna llena, el viejo Antonio ha labrado, a filo de machete y hacha, un largo tronco de cedro.
Siete metros de largo mide la embarcación.
Me explica el viejo Antonio que los cayucos se pueden hacer de los troncos del cedro, la caoba,
el huanacastle o el bariy, y me señala los distintos árboles que nombra.
El viejo Antonio se empeña en mostrarme uno y otro, pero yo no alcanzo a apreciar la diferencia entre ellos;
para mí todos son árboles grandes.
Pero eso fue en el día; ahora vamos de madrugada, como es ley, navegando en esta barquita de madera de cedro
a la que el viejo Antonio ha bautizado como La Malcontent
I Hate liars I hate liars!I Hate liars2 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
This one is dedicated to the killers out there
We could see you from anywhere
I'm not kidding I swear
Can't scare me with your damn gun
Can't take me down using the heat of the sun
Do not persist I'll never run
You see when I was just a kid I asked my dad why are those children crying
He answered saying that they cried for their dads who were trying
So freakin damn hard to protect them from dying!
But the kids were forced to watch the demise while just hiding!
You see an average man is allergic to the words of wisdom
Wanting to live in a lie which is nothing but a bloody prison
They wanna ignore fine, however threaten our lands that's not forgiven!
Palestine, Rammallah, Gaza and the West bank
You could try but you ain't shaking me wi
For Palestine PalestineFor Palestine2 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
I was born in Egypt
I was born in Syria
I was born in Yemen
I was born in Libya
I was born in Morocco
I was born in Tunisia
I was born in Bahrain
I was born in Qatar
I was born in Kuwait
I was born in Saudi Arabia
I was born in UAE
I was born in Iraq
I was born in Somalia
I was born in Jordan
I was born in Oman
I was born in Lebanon
I was born in Djibouti
I was born in Comoros
I was born in Sudan
I was born in Mauritania
I am an Arab proud to the very end
I'm from a family of many descents
From different Arab nations and I'm still feeling their scents
We'll always have great history to the very end
Our countries gained their freedom one by one
From occupation except one
One holy land, one beautiful land, one land that is called PALESTINE!
Tiocfaidh Ar LaTiocfaidh Ar La10 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
“Ní bhrisfidh siad mé
mar tá an fonn saoirse
agus saoirse mhuintir
na hEireann i mo chroí.
Tiocfaidh lá éigin
nuair a bheidh an fonn saoirse
seo le taispeáint ag daoine
go léir na hEireann
ansin tchífidh muid eirí na gealaí.”
Tiocfaidh ár lá
★ Roibeárd Gearóid Ó Seachnasaigh ★
“If they aren’t able
to destroy the desire for freedom,
they won’t break you.
They won’t break me
because the desire for freedom,
and the freedom of the Irish people
is in my heart.
The day will dawn
when all the people of Ireland
will have the desire for freedom to show.
It is then we’ll see the rising of the moon.”
Our day will come
★ Robert Gerard "Bobby" Sands ★
kisskiss11 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
There is some kiss we want
with our whole lives
the touch of spirit on the body
'A 14 point plan for a greater Britain tomorrow'.A 14 point plan for a greater Britain tomorrow'A 14 point plan for a greater Britain tomorrow'.1 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
1. A return to the Atlee era of nationalization of basic industries and public utilities, including railways, Cable & Wireless, and all educational facilities. Priority must be placed on the latter, ensuring free education for all of Britain's youth, and the closure of all independent and faith schools.
2. Massive investment by the state into key areas of the economy with the aim of ending unemployment and increasing production.
3. The preservation of the National Health Service, and prevention of it becoming privatized.
4. The tax burden to be shifted onto the rich, with direct taxes on working people's incomes reduced, and windfall taxes on company and large corporation profits.
5. A substantial increase in social welfare spending in education, healthcare and recreational facilities.
6. Stronger laws against discrimination of women, minorities (ethnic, religious, sexual) and the disabled and governmental support for these groups i
JIHAD!Jihad is often mistakenly referred to as a "holy war", but the true meaning of jihad is: a constant struggle to keep our faith and defend the right to freedom of religion.JIHAD!2 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
What is jihad, and what in practice is behind this definition of jihad?
The word Jihad comes from the Arabic word JHD, which means "effort". In other words that come from this root are "test", "work" and "fatigue". Essentially Jihad is the practice of religion in the face of oppression and persecution, which results from their own supernatural or human limitations.
First, I want to emphasize that Islam does not call for violence, but rather eliminate all forms of violence and terrorism against Muslims and non-Muslims. Islam, moreover, calls for peace, cooperation, justice and the maintenance of good luck and good for all humanity. This fact is recorded in the Koran, when God says, "God commands justice and doing good acts and generosity to friends and relatives, and He forbids shameful acts and injustice and rebellio
The Art of EscapismThe Art of Escapism1 year ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Thump ka-thunk thump- the sound of bare feet rhymatically running on old wood planks sounds in the otherwise empty forest. The rushing wind that echoes in her ears tries in vain to wipe the tears from her face- salty paths that end in a drip off her chin.
The soles of her young feet cross the last of the splintered wooden bridge, still yet strong enough to ignore the dull slap of pain. Just a flash, a gray silhouette of a girl- the crystal-blue water with the faded leaves hardly notes her passing.
She's needed this for so long- sweet serenity from the city's endless roars and rumbles.
The rum-a-tum-tum of her fleet feet match the rumbling sound of drums, a nice change from the constant roar of the unresting city she had grown so used to. The city, with its grey walls- prison walls, always keeping you locked inside (she shivered, but she wouldn't have you know that.)
Colored leaves imitating the tones of the sun crunch in her wake as she imagines floating through the forest, leaving all
obama is a tyrantobama is a tyrant1 year ago in Editorial More Like This
I am not a republican or democrat, but when you show people who Barry really is they tend to think you are a republican...So I will provide a video from a left winger, Rachel Maddow
December 31, 2011 obama signs a bill while vacationing in Hawaii. The bill is known as National Defense Authorization Act. A bill he said he would veto and not sign. Is it coincidence he signs it on a day when virtually every American would be drunk out of their mind?
NDAA gives the american government the right to imprison American citizens without due process if you are deemed a threat to national security. That means if they get it wrong and you are not a terrorist, it won't matter because you get no trial. [If you are curious how "terrorist" are treated, there is a book called "kidnapping in Milan"] They also can add new provisions.
They are also allowed the torture and kill you, if you are deemed a terrorist. Torture can be anything from waterboarding, to being sodomized
Ode to PalestineO, Palestine. O Palestine. We will fight for you.Ode to Palestine1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
We Will Triumph For You
O, Palestine. O, Palestine. Your spirit can never be buried.
There Wil Be a War For You
Your rights can never be deprived
March, march, march. March to Freedom.
O, Palestine, O, Palestine. Your occupation will not be eternal.
round 1 fightround 1 fight2 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
Round 1 Fight!
The time has come to truly resist occupation
To resist imperialism and colonization
To prevent further extermination
It is time to destroy every colony
Let's end this animosity
You see what sickens me is that think it's just a game
Never giving a damn about those who are forced to walk away
From their homes and lands and their children never had a time to play
Never ever had no cherished family memories
Hell the only think they have witnessed was the execution of their families
For what? I asked this on and on
From the beginning from dusk till dawn
Everyday more innocent people are lost and are gone
But I just can't immediately blame cos you're a pawn
You are brainwashed by the media
"Negative images" it's the main criteria
That's the very thing they used to to do with L