The Quickening: The thing about poetry is:
You don’t know what you’re going to write even as you’re writing it
It’s a flow
An up-welling of words from the deepest part of our soul.
The prompt of this poem is about the conventional state of mind
Can’t we see our country is drowning in the state of righteousness?
Righteousness being: The act of knowing what to do before we do it
The opposite of a poem
Now, I have something to say
A salvation: for all of those willing to change.
A death sentence: for all those who are not.
The internet has added a new dimension
The state of mind that built our time
was created in a time that did not know
And just like the quickening of wind brings about a sea change that disrupts all
Our quickening gives us the power of knowledge to surge forward
and reinvent the new by re-inventing our self
And so, it is not that written poem that will shape our world. The written poem is only a teacher.
Our world will be shaped by the men and women courageous enough to harmonize their soul with that
up-welling so that their life becomes an embodied poem.
Only then will our kind walk into the unknown creating the unimaginable
at a speed
the state of mind
of the self-righteous