As I stand here

As I Stand Here

As I stand here on this mountain
top looking at all of Gods creations
in awe at all that is around me,
I am saddened that I am even
human any more since hate,
violence and racism is all I ever now
see, with children dying before they
are born with some even homeless,
hungry, and living dirty on the
streets and people who are just like
me that have been diagnosed with mental
illness with no care like depression,
anxiety, personality disorders,
and even PTSD.
As I stand here and think about life
and So many other different
things in this valley that are down
below, I started wondering out loud
and then to myself have we not
learned anything from our past?
World war I, World War ll, Vietnam,
Korea, the Gulf War and many more,
is there anything else besides war
that we know? When will we finally
be ready to give peace a chance?
That is what I want to know, but
greed and power will be hard to
erase and are the catalyst to all
the violence around the world that
we use to make excuses for all
our made-up wars.
As I navigate and sail around in
all the big beautiful deep blue seas,
I started thinking thoughts about
who and what we are, then it finally
suddenly occurred to me that just
maybe this time here on this earth
is just a practice for what is yet
to come as we use up our time
down here on earth, pass then
move on and our souls ascend to
become Angels, are we not
higher up ln his rung?
As I lay here tonight in this field that
is covered with beautiful white
Roses, on a blanket, looking up at
all the stars, I wonder how long
it would take if I counted them all
and would there be just as many
as all of the innocent souls
that we have lost, in all of the
fighting just for oil in all of our
made up man-made wars?
Floating down this long and curvy
river looking up at the big and
beautiful bright sun, I wonder why
we have so many homeless and
starving people in this world, when
we really should have none. I truly
believe that God has put us all here
on this earth together to help each
other out, but take a good look at
us now and what we have done,
because if this was just a test I am
quite sure that we are failing this
World and that is without a doubt.
As I sit here on my front porch in
Fort Worth, Texas early on a
cold winter morning, I look around
at all that I have thought it is not
much thankful for what I do
because I know there are so many
others who have none which makes
me think just how lucky that I really
am and now I try to teach that to all
of my four sons, So l start to
wonder why are we here on down
on this earth for just such a little bit
of time and my heart begins to sink
and break knowing that we all live
a life so sublime, I hope this world
can find peace and equality soon
for all, so that my children can
grow up with no fear of wars, and
whatever religion that they decide
if they even chose one is theirs
and theirs alone with poverty, hunger,
and disease that will only be taught
in history classes in schools and
that the only colors that are taught
will be only born from
rainbows and crayons In their box.
I believe that peace on this earth
is really a very easy task, but first,
we must find peace in ourselves in

hopes that it will always last.
Peace at heart is where to start then
family, cities, and states and then
the world would follow, disarm all
their weapons just in case, all we
need to do is just look deep
down inside of ourselves and let
all the hate and anger go, then
smile at everyone that we meet then
soon the world will begin to smile
too from sea to shining sea.

We all just need to believe...

Poet Richard M Knittle Jr.
A #Poets Journey


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