"The Other Person inside You"
As he stood and looked silently but intently into the mirror
He soon began to see another image arise in his soul..An
ugly image..He already knew he kept on chains..He so badly
hoped would never break..Allowing this inner beast to unfold..
For he knew everyday..When he awakened to begin his day..
The first place he would need to check out..Would be where
this inner beast of his..Would be made to stay..Remaining
trapped imprisoned inside of him..For just another ordinary..
Rather routine an ever so hopeful..for an uneventful day..
As he slowly emerged out into the world..He knew certain
things were dressed so well..In what was implied..Which he
knew all to easily..How to recognize and tell..What was often
definite legitimate and true..That lurking inside each and every
vehicle..Bearing a soul of human life..A similar beast dwelled
hidden among the shadows..So very well defined and often
concealed in all we say..Feel smell think taste touch and do..
Some of us are very good at camouflaging..What we really
privately know..That what is lurking in our hearts and soul..Is
not all perfect right and true..But rather than be forthright and
completely truthful..We will sometimes let this inner beast
have his way..While allowing it to select and to decide..What
it is that it would like..For each and everyone of us..To just
blatantly without thinking..Outwardly express say and then do..
Many will say so self righteously..What they think you may
want them to hear..While often circling out of sight..In the
nether shadows..Is all their very immaculate impressive..
Recollections of precious stereotypes..Each one of which is
so meticulously catalogued..In the sacred halls and walls..
Of their older prejudices..Some still vivid some fresh..Some
still resonating oh so clear..
Resting carefully in the corner..Lie Libraries that we all have..
Once bought from a hate bookstore..To..try and help us to
somehow..Still be able to rationalize and justify..The things
we have come..To embrace about each other so falsely..That
helps fuel and feed our beast of hate..That some among us
does dislike..Yet we still choose to embrace loathe and fear..
Located inside this so called safe sanctuary..We each have
created and then finally moved into..Within our cyclical minds..
We have so carefully stored..Every possible alternate excuse..
Each one of which is now so readily available..So easy to
classify..To soon pull forth as needed ..To very conveniently
retrieve..Use to soon apply about others we find..
Lets see what is it I shall love or hate today..What kind of
mood am I in..Hidden so well in this skin..What colors and
thoughts of Humanity..Do I not like..What do they stand for
and say..Which side am I on that I so want others to see..
When I raise my pro or anti hate flag..I truly feel I must raise
up so proudly..With my visible indignation..So determined am
I..To show all who would dare to..Disagree with me with my
ignorance and my arrogance so illuminated and on display..
These silly performing marionettes we daily become..As we
go about..The business of our lives each day..Some of us will
be trying so very hard..To not let our inner ignorance..Be the
one choosing the very words..We each sometimes so very
indifferent..Quite cavalierly and often so self-righteously..Will
allow unthinking..To soon escape and very soon be put by our
mouth into play..
Never seeing the lurking Beast of Our Ignorance..Hidden so
very well within..So cleverly manipulating subtly influencing..
What words or actions you will soon have to choose..Whether
to somehow abandon or defend..Which of course will soon
become so visible to..Who you say or define today..As either
your oldest newest..Or most recent enemy or your best friend..
According to the Laws of Opposites..If you must know none
profit..When one only sees in the mirror..What one embraces
as the image of a friend..Yet sees not the shadow of his or
her own beast..Hiding while denying..that no such animal could
possibly be alive within..The confines of ones own body mind
heart soul..and sometimes very prejudiced and insensitive skin...
Just a thought on why prejudice and discrimination..Still hides
among us..Occasionally finding an exit through Our thoughts
and words..Using our anger sometimes to injure others..With
what we hastily will sometimes think..Which I am convinced
should never be muttered..Articulated thought spoken or
Excerpted from "The African Journals" Vol I
"The Things I Would Say To You If I Could"
Authored By Daton O. Fullard
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