World Soul Anthem: A List of Loving Demands.
I want to let go
Of all that does not serve
The liberating light of my soul,
The bold beating of my heart
And the pure power of my spirit.
I want to escape
The illusory chains of yesterday,
The sorrows and hurts,
The fear and the playing small,
The leaving myself for last of all.
I want to stand tall,
Love like there’s no tomorrow,
Share like there’s no shortage
Of good to go around.
I want to cherish everything
Like it’s sacred and holy ground.
I want to explore and adventure,
And disregard the rules and lines
The world has drawn over time.
I want to be compassionate and kind
And find everything in this world
There is to find to open my mind even more my mind.
I’m so sick of the defeating grind,
The way we hide from ourselves
And each other,
Attack our own sisters and brothers,
Close off our hearts and minds,
Dull others and our own shine.
We’re so intent on looking in all the wrong places for some godly sign
That we’ve completely missed how
And people have begun to align.
I want the whole f*cking Earth
To shine bright,
To collectively blush because it
Finally realizes that all is divine.
Everything interconnected in a way
That transcends our idea of mortal bloodlines.
I want to be a tidal wave of hope,
A tsunami of change,
A lighthouse in the dark,
A telescope that reflects the celestial globe,
A cheerleader for the fallen,
An understander of the misunderstood.
I want to wield a sword
That cuts through falsehood
And restores sainthood,
One that builds sisterhood
And brotherhood alike,
One that does not fight but builds paradise.
I want to talk about all that is
Wrong and that could be right
If looked at in a brand new light.
I want love to be the highlight,
Vulnerability, to be natural and forthright,
For the dark night to become warm daylight.
I want sight to be seen
With more than just eyesight,
For secrets to no longer be
Kept secret and locked up air-tight,
For everyone to unite
And be rational and polite.
I want to talk about the
Healing power of moonlight,
The therapeutic benefits of starlight and sunlight,
The stories and power of plant life—
Why we should cherish all f*cking life.
I want to set aside strife
And find others thinking
These same things as they shed
Tears of grief damn near every night,
Build star and soul tribes,
And call for a ceasefire in the ego gunfight.
I want my words to hit the world like a meteorite,
For immediate changes to sweep
Through entire countries and nations,
For everyone to drop their armor
And abandon not each other
But their battle stations.
I knows it’s a tall order
To want to re-arrange
The entire world order,
To bring calm to chaos and disorder,
To be a pioneer and explorer,
To turn horror into healing.
I know I’ve always been considered half-crazy
And deep feeling like that,
So to me it is not too far reaching
To think we could all stand as our own gurus
And as mutual masters in the arts of
Growing, loving, reaching and teaching.
This is my anthem
And soul song,
My wish for what is to come,
My dream for the future,
My list of loving demands—
This is where I stand.
Be what leads us
To join our lands and hands.
Author: Amanda Dobby
Image: Unsplash/Dimitri Ratushny
Apprentice Editor: Brandie Smith/Editor: Ashleigh Hitchcock