Monday, December 27, 2010

Bliss By Jasen Sousa


How can the poor open their ears to me
when they live in shacks
half-clothed and hungry?

How can captives listen
when chains strangle their spirits?

How can the blind see
vivid images I speak of?

Oppression and the struggle
to change your train of thought
to believe you are relevant.

Change surrounds us,
and located inside of change, is fear.

Fear that friends who inspire us
will become strangers.

Fear, that allows us to look
more closely into a world
which has been forgotten
by those who do not fear anything.

Powerful spirits cannot
keep still for long,
change allows hope to move into
places where it is needed.

Hope exists in that which is present
and it also exists in that
which is missing,

and it pulsates inside special people
who are able to build strength and courage
in those who do not have the energy
to listen,

so they can one day speak and be heard.

Taken From
Humming Eternity By Jasen Sousa (Written During Emerson College Era)

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