Step Off the Wheel

Step Off the Wheel

Humans judge actions
based on declared labels of
ideology,
forgetting
the inconsistency
of
humanity
in place of theoretical orthodoxy
of which
there is no one truth
nor perfect conformity,
so go easy
on thinking comparatively
if reality
strays
from the certitude of theory.

You cannot hear clearly
if your ears
were dirtied
by pre-judgment,
and you cannot see
when blinded by
superficiality.

The division into isms
ad nauseum
classifying the solutions
to our current situation
won’t provide liberation
from the merry go round
of problems we are facing.

Do what is just and right
regardless of tradition
and the judgment of origin.

Don’t get hung up on semantics
nor play into violent antics
for it merely stalls progress
into debates so endless.

Step off the wheel
of planned outcomes
and become open
to possibility.

Your desire for a better nation
must overpower your frustration
with visions of creation.

D.L. Lang
D.L. Lang
D.L. Lang of Vallejo, CA is the author of nine poetry collections, including 2016's Poet Loiterer which Kirkus Reviews described as containing "Free-spirited ideals couched in fairly infectious rhymes." She enjoys performing her poems at open mics and entering them in county fairs.