Poetry for Peace, Day 41: We are all connected (with very special guest poet)

Day 41 of the Poetry for Peace Challenge 2018-19 - Sunday 27th May 2018. Today I am very proud to feature a very special guest poet, my 6-year-old granddaughter, Alia, whose lovely poem is included here. Enjoy!

We are all Connected

by Steve Cook

We're all connected,
Like spiritual cells
Split off from a cluster,
Exiled in bodies,
Each from the other,
Each discreet self
Whole yet incomplete.
Trapped in quiet desperation,
In the void called "alone",
We hope for salvation,
Yearn for union,
Craving the poor mimicry of it
In the games called sex 
And relationships, teamwork,
Neighborhood and brotherhood.
We know we are incomplete
But can't make sense of it,
Like each one of us is a facet
Of a multifaceted god
Who broke into pieces,
Each piece with amnesia.
Yet you can feel it,
The others guy's pain,
His joys, his hopes and 
Shattered dreams.
You weep for his losses
And smile for his happiness.
When he grows taller
We all add a few inches
And when he dies
We all die with him,
Just a little but enough
To leave us troubled.
And our wars are the game
That everybody loses
To one degree or another.
Can't you feel it?
We are all in this together.
Hate to break it to you
But your oppressor
Don't want you to see it
And he's hit you with propaganda
That can be dangerously convincing.
But we are all connected
And that's the truth of it.
And the only way back
Is to live it.


by Alia Mirdita, age 6

I used to be off
For a fantasy
'Cos that was the life for me.

Sometimes they glow
Shinier than
I would ever know.

1 comment:

Arianna said...

How amazing! xxx