Divisive Forces – Author Vincent Van Ross

 

The world is divided

By divisive forces…

 

Governments

Create borders

And political maps

 

Religion

Divides on

Communal lines

 

Races

Use

Ethnicity

 

Money

Creates differences

On the basis of wealth

 

Power

Divides the weak

From the strong

 

 

Love demolishes

Dividing lines

And, builds unity

 

All we need

Is one religion

Called ‘God’

 

All we need

 

Is one nation

Called ‘The World’

 

All we need

Is one community

Called ‘The Human Race’

 

If we throw out

Money and power

And all other divisive forces….

From the face

Of this earth,

We may get to taste

The real meaning of Unity,

Equality,

Harmony

And, prosperity

 

© Vincent Van Ross

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


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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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