Hurting Communities

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 13:08 -- Aditya

The mastery of listening is love's cornerstone
And in the past year I've heard new things, visited new sites
But, perhaps most of all, I have heard poetry-
Not just any verse, it's poetry of the people!

And in the past year I've heard new things, visited new sites
From online foundations, YouTube channels, and more
Not just any verse, it's poetry of the people!
Their imagery and rhythm curling in so many fists

From online foundations, YouTube channels, and more
I heard words said for the departed, the damned, the living and suffering
Their imagery and rhythm curling in so many fists
And I have listened, appreciating always, understanding sometimes

I heard words for the departed, the damned, the living and suffering
But, perhaps most of all, I have heard poetry-
And I know more now about how to love these hurting communities
The mastery of listening is love's cornerstone

This poem is about: 
Me

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