I’m a peace out social activist

I’m a peace out
social activist
WTF is that you may say
well ~ I think
the HUMAN-KIND
should take a deep breath
and chill out for a bit

what could be the harm
in that …..  I say

it is my opinion
the HUMAN-KIND
above all else
should set aside
our differences for NOW
We the People
of planet earth
as ONE
should focus on
the preservation
and survival
of our KIND

what could be the harm
in that …..  I say

not impossible  ~  it seems to me
if we all
use a form of communication
called OPEN DIALOGUE
as I’ve previously stated
about it
in my book
ALL the HUMAN-KIND ~ Not Yet !
a manner of communication
that encourages
an environment
of free expression
and listening
without fear of reproach
a process
not so prone
to proselytizing  ~
that browbeating
laced with scorn
or seething condemnation
where We the People
~  the Human-Kind
will feel a part
of the equation …..
be more willing
to confront
and air out
those suppressed
predispositions
inhibitions
and stereotypes
that work against finding
any cures for societal ills

what could be the harm
in that …..  I say

I’m a peace out
social activist
WTF is that you may say
well ~ I think
the HUMAN-KIND
should take a deep breath
and chill out for a bit

peace out

Words by ~Keith Alan Hamilton~

not explicitly stated

ain’t sayin’ much
really  ~  I’m not
don’t hold your breath
or fret to much
about
what I exactly said
’cause
at times
my dribble
as a peace out
social activist
is the
not
explicitly stated
kind of stuff
like a Zen koan
it attempts to encourage
creative thought
in the reader

peace out

Image & Words by ~Keith Alan Hamilton~

not really a poet

peace out  ~  social activist
that’s me …..
not really a poet
per say
but
I use poetry
as a creative tool
to communicate
my opinions
about the cause  ~  life and stuff
’cause poetry
is the most effective form
of word imagery
I’ve found
as a writer
it engages the reader
to really think about what’s said
in a way
that makes their own
thought process
creative onto itself
about what’s written
as the late David Bohm
expressed about poetry
“as an art form”
~  having a primary function
“to give rise to a new perception,
and to action that is implicit
in this perception,
rather than to communicate
reflective knowledge
of how everything is”

peace out

Image and words by  ~Keith Alan Hamilton~

positivity ~ than

positivity
should have
more sway
~  than
the social chitchat
of negativity ……
hope
should hold
more value
~  than
the confession
of remorse
before the priest …..
purpose
should motivate
the soul
way more
~  than
a stern lashing
of the tongue …..
good
should heal
so much more
~  than
the acceptance
of bad
as perilously
intrinsic
to human nature …..

peace out

Words by ~Keith Alan Hamilton~

medical paraphernalia ~ GET VACCINATED

’cause of my conditions
~ lyme disease
~ asthma
~ a paralyzed right diaphragm
~ muscular dystrophy
I’ve become
this pack-rat
a curmudgeon ~ collecting
all sorts of
medical paraphernalia
that at times
seems like
a real
pain in my ass
and yet …..
such medical paraphernalia
sustains my life
keeps me in the game
they improve my odds
regardless of
my shortness of breath
and crappy condition

I view the Covid-19 vaccines
in the same way …..
why oh why
would anyone refuse
to take advantage of them  ~

peace out

GET VACCINATED

Image and Words by  ~Keith Alan Hamilton~

one shot at a time

a pandemic world
weighs heavy
on my spirit
day after day
the virus persists
sublimely claiming
souls
and leaving
behind pain
laced with sorrow …..

only the hope
of a vaccine
as this scientific
and galactic
stormtrooper
gloriously fighting
the battle
one shot at a time
that
lifts humanity up
to a climactic end
and the sweet smell
of victory
sustains me

peace out

Image & Words by ~Keith Alan Hamilton~

my choice

as I sit
in seclusion
the pandemic
roars around me
like a hungry lion
I have limited
choices
as far as movement
beyond my walls
of confinement
my condition
due to a health condition
worsens my chances
to survive the virus
if it finds me
when I leave my space
it’s like walking
in space
with a space suit
I have to mask up
and keep my distance
so others
and myself
have less a chance
of getting sick
in spite of my efforts
to be considerate
and kind to others
my choice
I see others
still gathering in groups
not keeping distance
or wearing masks
sadness overcomes me
for my fellow humans
as I sit
in seclusion
the pandemic
roars around me
like a hungry lion

peace out

Words by ~Keith Alan Hamilton~

the future norm

confined to home
for about a year
now
out of sight
like cargo
stowed away
in the hold
of a ship
held at sea
from entering
a port

a virus
stands before
a door
back to a life
said to be normal
the way it was before

ME
I
have doubts
about what
will be thought
to be normal
in the days to come
MY
intuition
shrouded in
pandemic
apprehension
FEELS
that the VIRUS
will be a part
of the future norm

peace out

Words by  ~Keith Alan Hamilton~

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