Saturday, 26 March 2016

Act Of Rebellion (March 25, 2016)

This is
A rebel's poem
Calling forth
Radical action
From the heart.

In a world
Govern by
Fear and hate
As death rains down.

With random acts
Of kindness.

Of one's gender
Or ethnicity.

By embracing
Our inner light
Piercing through
The darkness
That encircles
Our lives.

Greeting total strangers
With an open hand.

And not
A clenched hand
In anger.

As bridges
Not dams
Are built
Over troubled waters.

Therisa © 2016

Author's note: As I wrote this poem, I couldn't stop thinking, about the U2 song, Sunday, Bloody Sunday, and the line, which Bono sings, "this isn't a rebel song", about the sectarian violence that has torn both sides of Ireland, apart. Especially, after the March 22nd bombings, in Brussels, Belgium, I felt this need, to voice my protest, over the violence that's spreading over Europe, in the past couple years.


  1. I like the idea of being a rebel. It shows strength of belief and character. And sometimes rebels CAN build fine bridges indeed.

  2. Hooray, one of the more positive writings this week. Well done!

  3. Yes! Passionate poem. Let's build bridges :-)

  4. we need more rebel's songs - they may not change all the world but they can be felt and are a connection - a bridge - i believe there is a Sinead O'Connor song entitled - This is a Rebel Song..

  5. YAY! I LOVE this poem! Great message of strength, solidarity and inclusion as opposed to the divisions we are seeing worldwide. Well done.


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