Awakened

Awakened

Wake up, humanity!
Do not become dehumanized, desensitized,
blinded to the pain in your brother’s eyes.
Do not fall for the lies, the deception on the sly,
deaf to the sound of your sister’s cries.

Wake up, humanity!
Stop giving into the fear and paranoia manufactured
in abundance like it’s going out of style.
You must meet the rhetoric of division
and destruction with disbelief.

Wake up, humanity!
Stop chasing after the latest shiny disposable toy
and rediscover your inner joy.
We may come shaped in a billions of different molds,
but you must value each and every beautiful soul.

Wake up before the dream turns to nightmare.
Wake up and find your way back from apathetic stares.
Wake up before there is nothing else left to wake up for.

D.L. Lang
D.L. Lang
D.L. Lang of Vallejo, CA is the author of five full length poetry collections, including 2016's Poet Loiterer which Kirkus Reviews described as containing "Free-spirited ideals couched in fairly infectious rhymes." She also released her debut spoken word album entitled Happy Accidents.
Lang won Best of Show in Poetry in 2015, and Reserve Best of Show in 2016 at the Solano County Fair. Lang performs at poetry open mics around the Bay Area, including regularly at the Hub as a part of Poetry by the Bay, and was also a featured act at the inaugural Vallejo Man March.

Author: D.L. Lang

D.L. Lang of Vallejo, CA is the author of five full length poetry collections, including 2016's Poet Loiterer which Kirkus Reviews described as containing "Free-spirited ideals couched in fairly infectious rhymes." She also released her debut spoken word album entitled Happy Accidents. Lang won Best of Show in Poetry in 2015, and Reserve Best of Show in 2016 at the Solano County Fair. Lang performs at poetry open mics around the Bay Area, including regularly at the Hub as a part of Poetry by the Bay, and was also a featured act at the inaugural Vallejo Man March.