UNDERSTANDING UNITES US @ataraxypoetry
You can find
greed, hate and delusion
What we fear
is the unknown
the threatening beyond
The solution: remain open
to seeing and learning
Cure your ignorance to find balance;
release yourself from
your fear and isolation
as they enrich and expand
before the cycle of us versus them
We must join together
to subvert those
who refuse to listen
too caught up
as the world burns
from their pollution
Let's teach everyone
there's a better way:
realizing a vision
and minimal suffering
Let's break the cycle of fear
with our hopes and faith
In this world
we all love
cry and die
have empathy and
despite our unique paths
as human beings
we all want and need
should unite us more
than our differences
Accept both to become
one diverse group
We are the people
of planet Earth
Kenton's Poet of the month biography
Three words that define you?
Honest, Compassionate, Creative
Favourite song and why?
Cloudkicker - Let Yourself Be Huge
I love music so much that it’s impossible to choose only one favourite song, but certainly this piece is special. A few select words gently repeated to an otherwise instrumental post-rock experience always manages to make this song quite moving and comforting.
What does poetry mean to you?
Poetry is life put into eloquent words. Emotions, feelings, thoughts, experiences, memories, fantasies and more are all translated into art. Creating art allows for reflection, healing, and the sharing of something. Poetry is a beautiful form of self-expression. Like all art, poetry can deeply impact people.
What is your objective as a poet?
I write poetry because I am compelled; it’s an artistic and emotional outlet, done primarily for myself. Lately, I’ve found joy in sharing my passion with the world. I hope to release poetry books and become a known poet. I want to share beauty, and help people with my words.
If you could make a phone call to the teenage you, what message would you give?
Some things never change unless you make them change. Being passive and waiting is not enough. Enjoy the present as much as possible. Forgive yourself. Don’t be afraid to ask for help. Love yourself.
What are you most proud of as a poet?
Seeing so many enjoy my poetry warms my heart. I am proud of being able to make a difference in the lives of others through my art. I love when my words help someone think or feel differently. I’m very honoured to be featured by The Organic Poet this month.
Who is your role model and why?
Top role model for me would have to be my Dad. He has always been there for me. He is a hard worker, generous and kind. He is a great problem solver and a very caring person. He is smart, fun and so much more. He is the kind of father I aspire to be one day.
If you could offer any advice to a poet just getting started, what would it be and why?
Write honestly, from the heart, and people will notice. Actively participate in a poetry community, to support others as well as learn from and be inspired by them. Continue doing this and trying to reach more audiences and you will eventually reach your goals. Be patient and consistent to succeed.
Links to your work
All my links can be found through my website at:
A message for theorganicpoet.com readers?
Thank you for being a part of this beautiful community. I wish you all the best!