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  137.     

BIAS

I and pride
The start of a real tragedy
A disease of the heart
Why did they slaughter the lamb?
And not the lion?
For convenience? Perchance weakness?

Aan old, respected Southern man
Rugged skin now turned tan
No longer white
One more for the clan

Are eyes so easily overshadowed?
Two cauldrons of burning bias
In a more perfect world
Seeing only God's children
 
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  138.     

bIf I Only Could

If I could only engineer envy
I would
If I could only design doubt
I would
If I could only harnish hostility
I would
If I could only accumulate abuse
I would
If I could only design distress
I would
If I could only fabricate fear
I would
If I could only forge steel
I would
If I could only knit a giant bag
I would
If I could only sire secrecy
I would
If I could only invent infidelity
I would
And dropp them
All in the bag
Along with the men
From whence they came
And the forged steel
Into the nearest
And the deepest
Ocean abyss
If I could only do this
I would
 
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  139.     

bImaginary or Real?

An imaginary place
Or state.....in which
Conditions of life
Are extremely bad
Deprivation
Oppression
Terror are
Sad
The science fiction
Webster
Definition
Of dystopia
With Words
That spill
Might one assume
It is imaginary
Or real?
 
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bImprisoned

Lord, at times so imprisoned
And for my time served maybe
I'm ready to be set free
Yearning to be home with my Father
Where I've always known
There's a big room waiting on me
For my time served in this prison
Have been content now I know
My purpose in this existence
Was to get out daily and sow
While it has been such an honor
Most of the times it was alone
Praying you'll give me reprieve
Time for me to now go home
However until that sweet time
Hold me in your hands as I pray
Promising I'll continue my sowing
Dreaming of that winsome day
 
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