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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

I Refuse

I refuse
to believe that darkness
will vanquish the light
permanently.

I refuse
to distrust you
just because
we do not look alike.

I refuse
to believe
that my side
is infallible.

I refuse
to join others
out of fear
instead than love.

I refuse
to dogpile on the
lone,
dissenting voice.

I refuse
your negativity,
your avarice,
your pessimism.

If you offer me
your friendship,
your time,
or your love,

in exchange
for my belief
in the inherent
good of my fellow,

then,
I refuse.


13 comments:

  1. words to live by...i think we need to love and listen regardless of how different we are, you know...and in that perhaps we find common ground and can learn to be human.

    Sup Mosk. Hope you are well.

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  2. I like all your refusals. I think

    "I refuse
    to believe
    that my side
    is infallible"

    is something we don't hear enough of when each "side" is talking over one another and taking shots at each other.

    I refuse to stop reading your poetry. ;-)

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  3. I love the quiet honest strength of this. Not attacking, but not yielding on the things basic decency requires.

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  4. A powerful spoken word testimony.

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  5. oh i like this a lot mosk - def. the way to go if we really want to move away the barriers that seperate us from others
    how's life going sir mosk?

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  6. I love this Mosk.. so much truth in the sense that we cannot solve anything by just fear and saying no... Alas there are so many places where selfish agendas are being pushed.

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  7. Very well spoken. One needs to draw the line in the sand.

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  8. Oh, really nice. I think we were writing together from the same little light-spot this week. Which I like! :)

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  9. These are my favorite stanzas:

    "I refuse
    to dogpile on the
    lone,
    dissenting voice.

    I refuse
    your negativity,
    your avarice,
    your pessimism."

    But I also really like the ending.

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  10. Oh I refuse too...Thanks for putting into poetry what I have been thinking lately.

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