Witnessing The World

Witnessing The World

My eyes are scarred by indifference,
But awakened by love every day.
My feet have queued for food oft rotten,
My tattered clothes ache for mending.
What greater pain is there than ignorance?
Dear world, stop your cycles of hate!
Every soul deserves nourishment.

There are no secrets in this life.
Stories’ mad desire to be set free.
In spite of cages, we all have the keys.
We are but puzzle pieces,
Connected by our ancestors’ dreams.
A beautiful artistic masterpiece,
Is just waiting right inside.
Oh how often we deny its existence.
The beautiful duality of life.
Gratitude springs forth from opposites.

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.