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
Diana L. Lang is Poet Laureate of Vallejo, California. She has published nine poetry books under the pen name D.L. Lang, won several awards at area county fairs, and enjoys participating in the spoken word community of Solano County.
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