not everything…. must end

every  ~  thing in Nature
must end
like the year does
at the end of December
We the people
of the human-kind
THE HUMAN RACE
inherently grow old
and tire-out
eventually
at the end of our lives
our bodies wither away
as dust
under the stars
of heaven
we acquiesce
to the laws of Nature
whether it be
peaceful or not
…..  after our end
We the people
of the human-kind
THE HUMAN RACE
do live on though
through the help
of artifacts
left behind
for a while
in the memory of those
still alive

do such endings
to our human life
this end
somehow diminish
our good deeds
our contributions
to the living
where We the people
of the human-kind
THE HUMAN RACE
~   our acts
our proactive manner
to initiate change
for the betterment of all
weren’t worthy
of our effort
and time
hold no lasting value
or benefit
for our kind
THE HUMAN RACE
that maybe
we should have not
done them
in the first place

God bless those who do
who took the chance
to give back to life
more than they received
saw the wisdom in doing so
before their end
despite the inherent ending
of We the people
of the human-kind
THE HUMAN RACE

every ~ thing in Nature
must end

not everything ….

peace out

This poem will be a part of the December edition that’s a collaboration by the 2015 Poetry Posse  – The Year of the Poet II published by Inner Child Press.   Buy your monthly copy Here: http://www.innerchildpress.com/the-year-of-the-poet.php

Words by   ~Keith Alan Hamilton~

if Bertie can ~ SO CAN I

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Dedicated to my Muse RLF as she lives the day to day struggle associated with MS and Fibromyalgia.

as I ran those finishing
miles ….  of the Richmond
Virginia Marathon
this performance artist
dressed in all black with a hood
an artist using art to create change
for all THE HUMAN RACE
regardless
of skin color
sex
gender
nationality
ethnicity
culture
or way of belief
I’m running this race
from start to finish
to create
this breathing
dynamic
and proactive
body metaphor
today
for all watching to see
to promote my
Slavery in America
Image with Words Collection
~  Virginia Edition
exhibited in
The Urban Individualists Gallery
at Art Works
on Hull Street in Richmond
….. my thoughts drift back
to all those
early morning hours
how hard it was to get
my old and achy
arthritic body going
~    stretching it
~    twisting it
~    rotating it
~    strengthening it
those 400 stomach crunches
~    drinking plenty of water
~    sticking into my mouth
a vitamin and an Aleve
before stepping outside
into the darkness
the hot to the cold
I’d say to myself
if Bertie can
get up and moving
as she lives
her day to day struggle
associated with MS and Fibromyalgia
SO CAN I
I will lose the weight
improve my health
I will run that marathon
to show all I love
THE HUMAN RACE
I am living a life
with a purpose
not just living a life
that spiritually
the key
the road
the journey
the race
to a fulfilling
and joyous life
is focused on doing and giving
more to others
than I’d expect to receive
from them

’cause
if Bertie can
SO CAN I

peace out

Words by    ~Keith Alan Hamilton~

This poem will be a part of the December edition that’s a collaboration by the 2015 Poetry Posse  – The Year of the Poet II published by Inner Child Press.   Buy your monthly copy Here: http://www.innerchildpress.com/the-year-of-the-poet.php

the gift of deeds

I am the spiritual kind
a modern day mystic
of sorts …..
I ain’t religious
but don’t have a problem
with celebrating
Thanksgiving
being thankful is cool
I didn’t say groovy
’cause that was just before
my generation
as I get older
I tend to
appreciate
what I have …..
but especially
the gift of deeds
I have done for another
fellow human being
regardless of
skin color
sex
gender
nationality
ethnicity
culture or belief

peace and love

peace out

Words by   ~Keith Alan Hamilton~

I am not a saint

thank you I say
for another year
oh God I pray to thee
for the health and well-being
of my family
friends and neighbors
my fellow citizens
the world of human-kind
even my enemy
I am not a saint
just an every day person
with a grateful spirit
and a heart full of hope

for all THE HUMAN RACE

peace and love …..

peace out

Words by    ~Keith Alan Hamilton~

How Grateful

pass me the turkey
the dressing
the mashed potatoes
the gravy
how thankful
how grateful
are ya  ~
for what you have  ….
your family  ~
or for being able
to have the chance
to do something
beyond the traditional
for someone else …..

give back more than you receive
and reap the blessing
of what you sow  ~

peace out

Words by    ~Keith Alan Hamilton~

I mean no disrespect

if your US census designation is …..
…..    white
black or african american
american indian or alaska native
asian
native hawaiian
or other pacific islander
excuse the lack of capitalization
I mean no disrespect
just trying to express my opinion
I say whatever
’cause it don’t matter
to me
I see only one race
THE HUMAN RACE
We the people
of planet earth
one kind
one species
HUMAN BEINGS
that’s it
~    coming in
all types of color
and flavor
nationality
ethnicity
culture
belief
I say whatever
again

peace out

Words by    ~Keith Alan Hamilton~

THE HUMAN RACE ….. what’s in common

the wonder and beauty
of creativity
that interdependent
co-evolutionary spirit
of THE HUMAN RACE
this oneness
the power of
what’s in common
between all
the human species
that survival of the fittest
advantage
of co-operation
PROACTIVE ADAPTATION
the human-kind
undergoing
an intelligently progressive
process
of resilience
transition
and transformation
like the transmutation
of the butterfly
from cocoon
all the way to flight
while fighting to live
within the struggle of Nature …..
…… becomes obscured
and lost
in the muddled pool of
inherent  ~
socially embedded
bias and inhibition
that exacerbates
a distracted
out of balance
over-sensitized focus
on an offshoot of difference
rather than mutuality
this manifestation
of nationality
ethnicity
culture
and belief
a high-bred masquerade
for the liberty
of creative diversity
and choice
and its ability
to offer a positive
productive
contribution
to the benefit
of the whole
yes….   to all THE HUMAN RACE
as ONE KIND
as ONE SPECIES

only perceptual empathy
and acceptance
of human difference
will rescue us from
the indifference
and lack of concern
for the overall well-being
of all humanity
resultant from
the enabling effect of
and over dependency
had for
this elevated perception
and total immersion
into a devote
societal mentality
bequethed by heritage
within certain
segregated groupings
as to nationality
ethnicity
culture
and belief
that crusades
a sanctified
high-minded
savior complex
with its narrow-minded
focus
that all
would be better off
if all THE HUMAN RACE
were changed
persuaded
to become and act
in a particular way

We the people
of ONE KIND
ONE SPECIES
the one and only
THE HUMAN RACE
must continue to be
intelligently progressive
by way of a lived experience
that develops
and utilizes
more of perceptual empathy
that learns
to accept and respect
human differences
while co-existing together
so We the people
envision the need
to see beyond
such differences
and focus more
on the similarities
that are the strengths
of We the people
the human species
that survival of the fittest
advantage
of co-operation
PROACTIVE ADAPTATION
the human-kind
undergoing
an intelligently progressive
process
of resilience
transition
and transformation
like the transmutation
of the butterfly
from cocoon
all the way to flight
while fighting to live
within the struggle of Nature …..

the wonder and beauty
of creativity
that interdependent
co-evolutionary spirit
of THE HUMAN RACE
this oneness
the power of
what’s in common
between all

Support the creation of ways to improve the overall well-being of all THE HUMAN RACE through more freely accessible and affordable services in the areas of energy, information/education, transportation, housing and health care.

peace out

Words by   ~Keith Alan Hamilton~

freely accessible and affordable information

do you dream of it
see the need for it
the world of humanity
filled with
the intelligently
progressive process
of freely accessible
and affordable
information
over that thing
called the Internet

so everyone of
We the people
of THE HUMAN RACE
have the opportunity
for education
a chance to succeed
flourish
have an increased well-being
and become a positive
contributor to society
as a whole
say it with me
I see the benefit
of a society
a world community
~    learning together
with the assistance
of innovative technology

yepper doodles ….

a world of us humans
~   undergoing
the lived experience
of freely accessible
and affordable
information/education
energy
transportation
housing
and health care
can provide

do you dream of it
see the need for it
the world of humanity
filled with
the intelligently
progressive process
of freely accessible
and affordable
information
over that thing
called the Internet

peace out

Words by   ~Keith Alan Hamilton~

Nature ~ IQ .ORG – It’s poetic mission ….

Nature  ~  IQ .ORG  –  brought forth within the spirit behind the book series Nature ~ IQ: Let’s Survive, Not Die !   It’s poetic mission ….

We the people
as ONE RACE
must set aside
our differences
and focus on seeing
the benefit
and wisdom
in proactively
helping each other
better help ourselves
to improve
the overall well-being
of
all
humanity
by learning together
ways to increase
our collective IQ
so to speak
our global understanding
about how Nature
and the earth
systemically work
no matter what type
of drastically disruptive
earth change may befall us
for the sole purpose
of assuring
the future survival
of THE HUMAN RACE
regardless of skin color
sex
gender
nationality
ethnicity
culture or belief

peace out

Words by    ~Keith Alan Hamilton~

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