feedONE – Fire
Before the skies crack
Before the earth melts and sinks into nothing
Before the moon turns to blood and
the renewal of all things
Comes like a legion of angels all wings
Can we just be?
Before the seas dry up, and winds blow their wind song
To the rhythm of no more tears heavy as raincoats
and disease stricken nations hungry for someone to care
Before greens green as all plush green go dead like the memories of distracted fathers
Can we just be?
Can we be that tangible hope, that thunderous voice
When floods rise like temperatures
And tsunamis no respecters of person reek havoc on cities the world over
Can we lift the burden
From mothers who are sisters and daughters
Bench pressing the world with calloused hands and war torn feet
And he can and she can.
And Two Can Sam
And you too (U2) can
And so can that band.
But don’t wait for Bono.
Don’t wait for gut wrenching Ted Talks from wealthy philanthropists and ex presidents with saxophones in tow and Mia Farrow
Can we tread that narrow
path of compassion in action
Raising our voices to the high heavens and gaining traction
Can we reach two fists in the grit
be the very heartbeat of our suffering neighbors
no longer able sit
Idly by as the clock ticks
on disaster and famine
Can we offer up ourselves
Lay aside what matters little for what
Reach for what’s untapped and untouched
Maybe shine a light on hunger, poverty
Take ownership of these minutes to
Shape the future like pottery
Raise up and be heard
Conviction in our eyes, these lights in the sky
Oh , you’re gonna hear us.