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 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.