Change is Man-Made


NaPoWriMo Day 27

From “Man with broken flashlight is… delighted!” My Confucius Saying at age 12.

Throughout their entire life
unemployment, divorce, and life situations
lost, tossed and turned life adrift
beaten into submission.

Life’s adversities constantly accumulated
with a soiled reputation
who has fallen from grace
trying to overcome obstacles.

From mother and father’s relationship
living in poverty, the look on his face
his longing is palpable
coming out of his pores, his walk, his voice.

immersed in a curious realm where compassion
their displays of unselfish kindness
completely unlike those he is accustomed to
experiencing on a day-to-day basis.

Why am I afraid to dance
I who love music and rhythme
why am I afraid to live
man is born broken, he lives by mending.

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