There Must Be An Answer

There Must Be An Answer

Don’t for a second think me a saint,
because that’s one thing I sure ain’t.
I’m just a lonely poet in a world gone wrong,
hoping, and praying, and singing out songs.

Collecting my thoughts, prayers, and words,
in hopes to stand up against this absurd
darkness that envelopes this new era,
carefully pondering all humanity’s errors.

Maybe we’ll get it right some day.
Until then let’s join together and say,
“We must live in peace and unite in love.”
Believe in the promise of rainbows above.

We have to rise above the news of the day,
move ourselves towards a far better way,
eliminate the fighting, the killing, and wars,
reach beyond this petty settling of scores.

All folks have so much in common.
There is no need for all this drama.
We must work together from this day forward.
Envision a collective utopia to move toward.

I’m calling out to God and to humanity.
My heart cries out to question this insanity.
When will the cycles of violence cease?
When will we all get to live in peace?

What I long so deeply in my heart for
is not another possession for my drawers—
no, nothing at all that’s bigger and fancier—
merely that these questions receive an answer.

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.