Remember Not

Remember Not

                                                           Hold Tight ~ Philip Brent Harris

 

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Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength,  Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment

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I remember
when young,
one time
when I lived
in the moment.
Though not the moment,
the time itself.
Nor do I recollect

the now
when I became
self-reflected.
Imputing moments
with meaning,
without presence.
Revealing that
in this world, now,

communication requires
us to give up
our being, connection
with our self.
Too great the sacrifice.
Joining the unheard herd,
conforming, confirming,
subjugating our will.

Following orders,
fads, movements,
causes, lost, noble,
ranks of clone soldiers.
Pretending we feel
unique and treasured,
Loved for ourselves
alone, not only

because we do,
because we can
no longer
argue, rebel,
fight, except
where sent.
Sacrificing not only
ourselves, but also

our lives
and future.
Privy to the privy
and little more.
Where being
on the inside
acquires unexpected
meaning, connotation.

Overtures, bouquets,
never found
in fine wine,
cheap rotgut,
through linguistic
similarity, facsimile.
Verisimilitude in
metaphor, simile,

failed comparison.
Wondering what
we have done
by murdering
our sacred moment?
One we all once knew,
though we
cannot remember.

~~~~~

Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength,  Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment

~~~~~

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