A quill is a plucked feather
tumbling to God knows where.
Being light means it takes flight
when other things walk with might.
All things leave tracks when they walk
but quills change tracks as they fly.
While walking has a speed and pace
gauged by time and space in life’s race;
quills have words that flow faster than byes
and linger beyond their time and place
changing lives, uncovering lies, giving eras a face!
Bodies burn energies to power walks
to get around, reach destinations.
Quills burn souls to fuel minds
to boil blood in veins and flood thoughts.
Need and want dictate changes in opinion
that formulate conviction shifting dominion.
Where a quill channels an impression
to relay a sagacious observation;
poetry relays a conscious expression
of a poet’s burning passion
for change through emotion
to bring intellectual evolution
to relay a vision of introspection
and shape a nation’s conviction
to bring forth destruction or revolution.
Like Victor said there’s nothing
more powerful than an idea
whose time has come!
Inspired by: “Poetry is the lifeblood of rebellion, revolution, and raising of consciousness” Alice Walker