I’ve been given an exclusive opportunity to interview Munir Avery, New York State’s first upcoming Muslim State-Senator:
Every month I’ll be conducting a Poetic-Challenge, challenging various poets, whom I personally know/interact with, just for the sake of sharpening/improving my own poetry, general-goodwill, respect for my fellow “Brethren of the Paper & Pen”, and to just see who from among us has the best “Poetry-Skillz”…Every month, I’ll be picking a brand-new Poetic-Challenger, via Facebook/Twitter, to compete with. This month, it’s Cyrus McGoldrick. Next month, it could very well be anyone of you. So, just be prepared, with some fresh-rhymes.
Topic: Yearning for something More
The Warmth We yearn from one another:
When the blistering Winter descends…
…We can no longer afford to pretend.
We get cold so quickly, it really hurts…
…We pursue warmth which takes work.
We all want the heat of Love, to warm our heart…
…Each of us wants a companion who’ll never part.
But, Life is sometimes a cruel Snow-Storm, covering all in its path, with the crispest & iciest harshness…
…However, we must make a Summer out of every Winter, protecting our hearts from a freezing-tempest.
We mustn’t succumb to the hypothermia of Loneliness…
…We all need someone to keep us from cold distress.
Being close, to the one who you love, is one of the greatest feelings of all…
…So, think about the one who keeps you warm during the heavy Snow-Fall.
Let’s have a conversation, about flaggin’ & taggin’.
Let’s talk about reppin’ sects, religious G-Mackin’.
We all wanna belong & be strong, wit a whole team behind us.
We choose between being Muslims, Jews and even Buddhists.
We also pick to conform as Christians, Mormons, Zoroastrians, Hindhus, and the like.
We all want someone to have our backs, to hold us down, to make sure we’re alright.
We use the minds & hearts of people, to write our ideas on.
We do it just make our marks on the World, right or wrong.
But, for every Theological-Tag is a consequence.
We may be guilty, in front of Allah, for nonsense.
We can’t always foresee the damage our taggin’ can actually cause.
If what we tag can’t be removed, it may well cause many to be lost.
So, the next time that you see a wall that you wanna tag, don’t rush to ruin.
There may not be any kind of paint that will erase what you’ve been doin’.