Monday, January 16, 2012

Revolution Today

If I could do one revolutionary act today                                    
... I'd listen
If I could do one revolutionary act today
... I'd give my possessions and my friendship
If I could do one revolutionary act today  
... I would mind the gap between household and nation  
If I could do one revolutionary act today
... I'd give my lovingkindness one more time to 'the                    

    undeserving'
If I could do one revolutionary act today

... I would love those who love me

... I would love those who don't love me well

... I would love those who don't love me at all

If I could do one revolutionary act today
... I would close my lips to argument
If I could do one revolutionary act today

... I would give my lunch to one waiting on a paycheck

If I could do one revolutionary act today
... I would work an extra shift so someone could travel the world
If I could do one revolutionary act today
... I'd give my patience to that one annoying person
If I could do one revolutionary act today
... I would encourage those who encourage
If I could do one revolutionary act today
... I would ask my neighbor 'how are you eating?'

 If I were the revolution today
... I would be the peace meal of a slain people, shared between the survivors and the killers    in places like Rwanda, in Israel/Palestine and in the Americas
 If I were the revolution today
 ... I would be the extended hand, no matter how different
 If I were the revolution today
 ... hanging in bedrooms of palaces and white houses of power I'd be the dreamcatcher  retelling the nightmares of suffering in labor camps, sweatshops, prisons, deserted places of empire and the ghettos of wealth
 If I were the revolution today
 ... I'd be the change of mind in the deathdealer to give living a second try
 If I were the revolution today
 ... I'd be the renovated structure of sex trafficking and drug peddling turned organism of food gardens and no cost housing where 'the haves' and 'the have nots' find a                              common rhythm to live by
If I were the revolution today
... I'd be the pulse of the doctor who practices medicine among those who will never be able to pay the bill
If I were the revolution today
... I'd be the better world maker's thoughts spray painted in the sky so empires won't crush their heart with a dream no one can afford

Today
... someone will forgive regardless of the wrongdoing
... someone will leave a soon to be dead life behind for a resurrected now
... an unwanted child will be taken from the trashlands and raised to birth love
... a peacemaker will leave a fresh change of heart for an angry mob to clothe their nakedness with

... someone will lay down the way of the gun for the fruits of the Spirit

... a household will harbor refugees

... a family will have enough food to share with their hungry neighbor

... an addict will be released from their chains

... someone will throw a birthday party for a prostitute

... prisoners will bless a cruel guard

... someone will sing jubilantly of another world ripening in the face of the emperor's sickle

... an aged and dying person will be cared for and instilled with dignity until their last exhale
... a hopeless leader will see a way of peace and hope thriving in the lives of obscure and 
    weak people


-Leland Grammar
 San Diego, USA 
 AIM 2005


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