An Open Letter to the World

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
I feel like a lot people are the way they are because everyone they know is that way, and those people are that way because everyone THEY know is that way, and THOSE people are that way because everyone T H E Y know is that way, and T H O S E people are that way because...

and it doesn't look like it will ever end.

I try to be hopeful that the world can change someday and just play nice.

I'm hopeful-ish.

Submitted: January 05, 2011

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Dear anybody:

I love you,

I want to know you, not just your show,

The YOU you, trapped deep down below,

The you before conditioning,

Before the world got ya down,

Before blame and mistrust made you frown,

Made you doubt,

Made your hate,

I really do hope that its not too late.


I want you to know you,

Because I don't think you do,

You've been made to forget you,

Since the age of oh, two.

Listen to the words that I say,

Repeat them in your head:

You have become what the world has made you,

A personality assembly line,

Forever to be re-built, re-adjusted,

Re-calibrated, broken and busted,

Mind, molested by life.


Look inside yourself,

That's not you,

That's not us,

Forget what you know about people,

Its just not true,

At least it doesn't have to be,

If you feel as you're born to.


Love us,

Trust us,

Please be our friend,

We miss you.

We're not the monsters you see,

There's no reason to flee,

We just want you to be what you want us to be.


Loving,

Caring,

We want to clothe you and feed you,

We have shelter for sharing,

Limitless compassion,

Endless understanding,

We are capable of these wonderful things,

Please let us in,

Please don't turn face,

And reject us again.


We've done some rotten things,

You've done your share too,

But let's forget the past,

And start over, on two.

One.

Two.

I love you.


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