Monday Notes: Revolution (a Haiku) βœŠπŸΎπŸ•‰βœŠπŸΎ

Sometimes my brain thinks in Haiku. I cannot explain it, nor would I ever try. It just is. Here’s an example:

I’m walking around
with an OM tat on my arm,
promoting oneness.

But people challenge
this concept with constancy,
detaching themselves.

You’re white and I’m black.
He’s Jewish and she’s Muslim.
They’re poor and we’re rich.

Who cares? What matters?
I wonder as we bicker.
Who gains from such rifts?

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I know the answer.
It’s a rhetorical thought.
Hegemony rules,

if we allow it.
Otherwise, can’t we create
aΒ new world order?

Revolution. Β© 2017 K E Garland. All Rights Reserved.

Feel free to add a verse. How do you think we can come to understand we’re all one? Do we need to try or will it just happen naturally?

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40 thoughts on “Monday Notes: Revolution (a Haiku) βœŠπŸΎπŸ•‰βœŠπŸΎ

  1. Peace, equality, respect, compassion… these concepts all seem to be sorely lacking lately. We are all human beings, and there simply shouldn’t be any tolerable place for such hatred, injustice, and indifference in this world. Nobody ever wins that way.

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    1. I agree. Unfortunately, there seem to be MANY places for all of these negative things and sometimes the drops/ripples that you, I, and others put out there don’t always seem to make a difference. I try to remain hopeful though.

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  2. “Sometimes my brain thinks in Haiku”, this made me smile.😊
    But on a serious note, I think once we start seeing as people as people (not the labels, categories or any other box certain people are grouped in), we might just find out we have more in common than not.

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  3. I like this one. it’s retorical as well as controversial.
    I also know what you mean. During my teens, back when i thought of myself as a great poet, i used to think like that too. when i look back at them now, i see that the idea is good, even some of the verses, but no longer up to my standard.

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  4. Compassion Curiosity Forgiveness Acceptance Willingness Celebration Confidence Love. Thanks for the invitation to co-create. -skinny white lady from the projects who now has an education, career, food, a bed, a car and more than one pair of shoes ❀️

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  5. I believe it starts with you and me, dear Katherin. We us, ‘ordinary’ unique individuals, keep creating peaceful homes and show by living by example, it is possible to live and let live…
    Profound Haiku’s. XxX

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  6. Your muses were on a roll here, KE! Beautifully expressed sentiment and question. Had to look up “hegemony” which was perfect as you’ve used it, the cornerstone of the whole poem, really. It’s all about the powerful and the powerless. Things can change, but only when we humans forfeit our need to control and embrace the idea of “live and let live.” πŸ™‚

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  7. Love the Haiku and the sentiments K.

    And ….since you asked, I’d say that people should stop throwing red herrings in an attempt to try to discredit a very profound and peaceful protest.

    How ’bout this:
    Learn to listen to the reasoning behind the action. Seek to understand instead of being so quick to hurl a slur.

    I’m so glad that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr; Rosa Parks and so many other folks didn’t listen when they were told to be quiet….to go along to get along.

    “Martin…go on home now….you making too much fuss!”

    Where in the world would we be if he had just gone home, sat down and shut up?

    How long would we have had to wait before a racist system decided to correct itself on it’s own?

    PSHHHHHH!

    We’d STILL be waiting.

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  8. Everyone needs to read 1984. After that, they’ll be able to see that we’ve been made to dislike each other. What’s beautiful about life are the different things that exist within it. Cultures are things to be celebrated and not despised. Same with the differences in people. What a boring world this would be if we were all the same.

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