BY JONI TAKANIKOS
January 23, 2017
Rise and Dream a better Dream … for the earth and all her people
Support and nurture inclusion,
Stand strong in our convictions
Of equality and choice.
Lead with courage and compassion,
Loving ourselves enough to stay
Awake and fearless.
March across, through and around
Boundaries created from hate, fear, judgment and privilege,
Untying the knots that have kept us
Bound and silent for too long.
Love this powerful, beautiful and bountiful earth
more than material gain.
Meet hunger and need with the currency of
Love, Compassion and Bounty for all,
Inspired by the First Stewards of these lands
Standing strong at Standing Rock.
Where we live
Is no place to lose
So love, love
Joni Takanikos considers herself first and foremost a poet; she is always attempting to distill the essence of Truth and Beauty through the pathways of her heart.
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