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I want the Renaissance of Love
the Age of Aquarius promised us.
I want to understand humanity
and ask you to take my hand when needed.
I want your hand
when I may desire the same.
I want prejudice to die
on the Altar of Compassion
while we walk arm-in-arm
without inhibition or shame,
a Love-In of not just tolerance,
but real acceptance.
My deepest desire is the reawakening
of Love.

I want to end my vanity
to see what really matters.
I want a mature mind
with a young outlook.
I want to awaken refreshed each day,
and rest reassured each night.
I want to find myself by looking inward
rather than search the world in vain.
I want to accept responsibility and blame
if that’s what it takes to live honestly.
I want a revival of Love
we have all awaited for so long.

I want justice
for its own sake.
I want elections that give
a choice of politicians who will
“reach across the isle,”
instead of ridicule and polarize.
I want America to find its backbone
to stand against brutality.
I want integrity to prevail
and Love to stir hearts and minds.

I want to see the good in all.
I want to hear Lazarus
as he comes with words
of wisdom and warning.
I want to Love my neighbor.
I want the sins of my fathers
dead at my feet
so a real change of
hope and harmony can exist.
I want faith and trust
to be the message announced
when the sermon of Love is rekindled.

I want a future
for the children
and I want them to have
a better life than I know.
I want to swim in the ocean
and sit in the sun.
I want the warmth of Spring,
the freedom of Summer,
the beauty of Fall,
and the stillness of Winter.
I need the Renaissance of Love.
For the last three years I have helped with the Poetry Out Loud competition in our county. Sometimes I help coach the winner in hopes he/she will move on to the state level. Two months ago I saw this: [link] and I was inspired. I wanted to do something with this style, but I certainly did not want to create a carbon copy. Since I have been in a writing slump, this one came by slow degrees. To be honest, though I want to keep the comments open, I cannot accept cruelty right now. I had been thinking of quitting writing and dA. I can welcome constructive and kind criticism, but not cruelty. Anyway, I do not believe this piece is finished. By the way, the person I was coaching this year goes to the state competition in March!

It must have been awhile since my last submission: the submission page is so totally different, it took awhile for me to navigate through it.
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Longing by *PoetsHand ( Suggested by vespera and Featured by Beccalicious )
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angelWHUT Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
If only I had the time to read poetry as I used to. Fantastic piece of wok you've got here, it's amazing how much we trivialize the word "love" and then realize it means more than we can comprehend. It's also interesting to notice how much you've grown as a writer since the first few poems of yours I've read. I wish I could get to see this more, but busy busy busy I am. Regardless, congrats on the DD and keep it up. :)
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PoetsHand Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
Hey, I've always enjoyed having you around. I know you have been busy, but I still hope you can be around more often.

Thank you for the kind comments. You have always been kind to me!
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angelWHUT Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I try. To you as well.
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TiteArumi Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This really a beautiful poetry, full of love and Hope, and I think I just want... Exactly the same thing than you. This is well expressive ! ♥
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And please, always keep writing ! ,>///<,
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PoetsHand Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
Thank you very much. Your kind words mean more than you know.
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TiteArumi Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad you liked this comment :3
I hope you'll keep writing !
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chat2ashley Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
i wish everyone wanted all the things you have written about

i certainly do

well done
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PoetsHand Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
Very kind of you to say! Thank you.
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adifferentcase Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
Congrats on your student!

...btw, your poem is gorgeous. :-)
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PoetsHand Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
Thank you!
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