The more I use all of my senses, the better I feel about the captures I make. Listening is one of those senses that bring an additional perspective and way of seeing. It can lead to positive change within one's personhood as well.
Listen, listen closely.
Only the silence will bring forth
ribbons of aliveness the past affirms.
Our ears still hear the faintest
of cries for help.
Works of love and empathy
Survive yet another moment.
Look quickly now,
to the conforming shapes and lines
that blur in the now
of shadow and light.
Touch the harsh texture of
risk and feel the sinking flow
of anxiety that greets perseverance.
These are the hallways of transition
and the doorways to transformation.
Sense the rhythms of
community flowing through
over and around that which blocks
Let the music of civil living
guide the way.
Listen yet again, be very still and
hear the gentle and persistent hum
of energy not yet lost.
Experience the diversity of a people
and experience the common likeness!
It is the symphony of possibility,
an instrument of peace and hope.
Out of the test come
the authentic call, touching the world.
From the moments of loving empathy
come openness and acceptance, touching the heart.