Saturday, September 27, 2014

Religion Is About Faith, Not Knowledge

The Be in Believe
by Rachel Hoyt

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There's no need to study -
Just pray and repeat.
The wavelengths are steady,
Listen to the beat.

You'll feel in your bones that
You now know it all,
Once ritual's rat-a-tat
Breaks down your heart's wall.

Copyright © 2014 Rachel Hoyt. All rights reserved.

about religions other than the one whose wisdom we choose to drink.

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Saturday, September 20, 2014

Some Can't Afford to Sleep

Nap for Hope
by Rachel Hoyt

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It comes at you while you're awake -
The American Dream.
Inside your lids, the world looks fake,
Just roses and sunbeams.

With just one nudge, it vanishes,
Engulfed by dollar signs.
The time clock's ticking banishes
The dream for which hope pines.

8 hours for work, 8 hours for rest,
8 hours for your free will?
That's just a goal. (It's not a jest.)
Still, one must pay the bills.

Cherish the moments in between,
When you can nap for hope.
A moment in that serene scene
Will boost your will to cope.

Copyright © 2014 Rachel Hoyt. All rights reserved.

The lowest paid workers need three to four jobs just to survive.
They can't afford to sleep and live lives busier than a beehive.

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Saturday, September 6, 2014

Water is On the Black Market

Water Rustlers
by Rachel Hoyt

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The city's their range.
The drops are their gold.
The funnel of change
Is their stout stronghold.

They fight to hydrate
Their people, their land.
They know the flood gates
Are in white gloved hands.

Copyright © 2014 Rachel Hoyt. All rights reserved.

Water is now such a rare commodity
that the black market wants to bottle a sea.

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