Rise up and act

When the world around us

keeps heading in the wrong direction

We hold onto our maps

And stay where we are

When problems arise

And people suffer

We hide our solutions

Away in our pockets

When darkness overrules

And the blind leads the blind

We keep our candles to ourselves

When hate is killing

And society wanders

We hold love to ourselves

Where is mercy?

Where is love?

Where is hope?

Where is courage?

The earth will not rotate unless you speak

The rain will not fall unless you fight

So keep waiting and longing

Keep fasting and praying

And stay where you are

In the comfort zone of your silence

Where your voices are unheard

Your efforts go unnoticed

And you are invisible

Keep indulging in fear or rise up and act

Categories Poetry

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