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"Who could be so lucky? Who comes to a lake for water and sees the reflection of the moon." Rumi


Let’s Be Fit (Pt.1)

This is the first half of one of my signature spoken word pieces.
I will post a video of me performing this in Jamaica when I finally access it.
Diluting the way we live life,
Technology over powers our substantial beliefs:
Social feeds have transformed our egos;
Social needs are being ignored;
Self-absorbed; we care only for our selves.
Are we not our brother’s keeper?
Information flows through the internet
As situations take place,
And as we enter it, we watch in amazement.
And with a click of a button we go back to our lives,
Oblivious of what we witness,
Ignorant of why we should care,
With the audacity to say, “f*ck my life”,
We watch others in despair.
The East is raging in war.
The West is overflowing.
Our countries are slowly dying
While our leaders are ever growing.
And its mind blowing
How we live in these bubbles,
Pretending to know what we don’t-
To care for what we could care less for.
This ain’t no utopian world.
There’s no perfection in our social-political system.
There is no world peace.
We don’t live in “ideal socialism”.
There’s no such thing as inter-religious relationships.
Death and suffering is part of our existence.
But even though this is true,
Still I ask…
Why must we look the other way?
Why must we disregard the pain of others,
The struggle of many,
And the attempt at survival for some?
Let’s not get reeled into selfishness.
Bring back that substance that once existed in our hearts –
That truth we longed for.
Let our prayers be not of our wants and needs
But for our neighbors.
Let’s pray for that world peace.
We need to open our eyes,
Engage in society,
Protect our environment,
Live with integrity.
Physically, mentally, spiritually
Let’s Be Fit


World Peace Day forever?

Today is International Day of Peace, also known as World Peace Day.

What does it really mean? I read that on this day, there’s a mutual ceasefire around the globe to commemorate and strengthen the ideals of peace… is that right? So would I be right in assuming that the world is aware that war is not the answer in order to bring world peace? I’m puzzled because war is exactly what we do. War, hostility, power and greed drive our countries.  So in essence, on this day only, let’s bring all that negativity to a halt, but not to worry because we will continue it all tomorrow.

How’s that sound to you?

It’s hard to think positively about something that smells like hog manure to me. Created in an attempt to remind our people to live peacefully amongst one another, it’s just an ordinary day with a title on it and temporary activities in recognition of those who’ve fought to bring world peace. But what happens after today? War continues, those in higher positions fight for more power, people’s rights are still being threatened, the rich keep getting richer and poor remain the same, etc etc…

I found out about Global Truce 2012, “a grassroots initiative and international coalition with non-governmental organisations and student unions in every continent, which will increase participation and action on Peace Day 2012, the day of Global Truce.” But after skimming through their website, it seems like another World Peace DAY organization.

I’m not against bringing people together for a high conscientious cause, but I am against fluff and meaningless titles and imaginary causes.


Can we say it’s World Peace Day EVERYDAY?!

We should.

How about pledging to nonviolence and peace on a daily basis?

How about finding ways and empowering our people to:

Reduce hostility,

Increase overstanding,

Spread love,

Regenerate passion,

Encourage creativity,

Support one another?

The time is now. Not because it’s World Peace Day, but because yesterday is no more. Let’s start now. Let every day be International Day of Peace!