50 Shades of Gray – Author Lindsey F. Rhodes

 

All along the divided lines

Pacifists and elders hugging the sidelines

Those are preaching for justice and for change

Tensions arise for the relations have become estranged

Revolution being painted with an obscure brush

The powers that be infatuated with the blood rush

Blurred truths that goes against the grain

Complete control as the objective in order to maintain

Weak minded souls sculpted by Willie Lynch

A dark reality is drawn while the onlookers flinch

Searching for answers in this tragic mosaic

Same ole song that has become prosaic

 

©  Lindsey F. Rhodes

Excerpt form the book “Divided Lines – A Poet’s Stance”


Divided Lines

Foreword . . .

In a world of ever increasing advances seemingly created to make our lives easier to manage, envisioned to bring us together, to draw us closer, we are still in many instances isolated and at odds and validly apart. Something is missing, there is a snag, a rip, a hole in the spiritual fabric that we all see; yet we continue to fail to address.

 It has been said by self-proclaimed philosophers, theologians, scholars’ and politicians that the abuse of words can be a danger, there are those that believe words are a leading factor in what ills our society. Of this we do not deny in full, there have been abuses, history is but a melody to that fact, yet it is also true that words have the innate capacity to bridge, to heal that which divides.

 Opinions, views, religions, nations, people, even love divides. The focus of this book and the poets here in, is to give breath to a wide range of issues both small and controversial that lie beneath the surface. Things that we are often hesitant to discuss. In saying that, I will offer that the role of a poet is not to persuade or to add more rhetoric to the static we hear. A poet’s responsibility is to shine the light of awareness, to create a platform for dialogue, for healing, to gather up the images in an attempt to understand what we see.

Demitri Tyler, Author

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