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  • the_conteur 10w

    All of us with our social media hashtags
    I ask you
    Do you care?

    In an year from now, will you remember
    The ones whose deaths we so loudly protest?
    Do you care?

    Inside our hearts, does it matter?
    Or are we but animals,
    Filled with the herd instinct
    Knowing deep within ourselves that
    There is something out there
    Something bad, a horror
    Do we just join the numbers
    To save our skin, to quell that feeling deep within?

    So I ask you,
    Do you care?

    Do you want clout, or to change all that we post about?
    Do you want to act,be bold and express opinion
    Or rather show indifference, copy paste your statuses about
    Making a difference?

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    #floyd #georgefloyd #racism #discrimination #issues

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    Do you care?

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  • the_conteur 11w

    When the body takes its final breath
    The souls is freed of its mortal coil
    Which held it till death.

    When they move on, do not cry, do not weep.
    They leave behind their burdens
    And their Lord they meet.

    They do not leave, they do not cease
    They are merely free
    And they are at ease.

    The immortal soul lives on just fine,
    Leaving the body, somewhere in the sands of time.

    When you miss them and misery takes over
    They are by your shoulder, never gone, just closer.

    They live in your heart,
    So they never depart
    Do not stand over their grave,
    Do not cry.
    They are not there,
    They did not die.

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    Death

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    ©the_conteur

  • the_conteur 14w

    Pain.

    Pain. The only constant in our ever changing lives.

    Pain is an abyss. Dark, endless and there's always more to come, no matter how much of it you go through. It is, in its own way, a teacher. A blind man never falls down the same stair twice. They say experience teaches you the best, but all experience tells you is how to avoid pain.

    Pain is the dark side of the moon, the necessary evil. It is what motivates us, moves us, urges us to be better; to push ourselves so high we are finally out of reach of its grey claws.

    Many men seek to live their lives minimizing pain. That is, in its essence, a cowardly way to live. You do not, in fact, live. You exist. There is a difference between mere survival and genuine living.

    Creature comforts would mean nothing, unless you knew what it was like to not have them. We as humans need that stark contrast, that oh so sharp line that cuts sometimes. We need pain to know what is good.

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  • the_conteur 109w

    I always want to visit somewhere new
    Breath in scents I have not before
    Take in views I've only imagined before.
    Eat new food, have new experiences
    I suppose I have a restless soul.

    ©digital_inkblots

  • the_conteur 109w

    I love weird people.
    The odd ducks, the black sheep
    The ones not quite right in the head.
    Most messed up minds have beautiful souls.

    ©digital_inkblots

  • the_conteur 109w

    Just sometimes, among seven billion hearts
    You find one, that beats to your rhythm
    It won't be a perfect fit, of all your parts
    But you want everything with them.

    ©digital_inkblots

  • the_conteur 121w

    Instead of hanging rapists,
    India hangs its head in shame
    Too many lives, made too short
    So many women, made distraught.
    And in this lovely country of mine,
    Only the rapist walks away fine.


    ©digital_inkblots

  • the_conteur 128w

    Colors exploded on people's faces
    Guns exploded onto children's faces
    A messed up people under beautiful skies.
    Not many that care,
    While there's terror in those eyes.
    But world, remember, we're in this together.
    Look out for the children, look out
    For one another.



    ©the_conteur

  • the_conteur 129w

    Open skies
    Are no use
    If you cannot fly.
    Having wings
    Doesn't matter
    Under a leaden sky.


    ©the_conteur

  • the_conteur 129w

    Trying something new, part 1 of a poem. I'll upload a part daily. #writersnetwork #readwriteunite #love #her #time

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    Just wasting beats
    On this heart of mine
    Waiting for time to
    Heal these broken
    Bits of mine.

    ©the_conteur