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How to Start a Revolution

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There’s a girl
playing
her guitar
on the street
staring blankly at me
the guitar
that is…
and I heard
a voice say
in between her
cacophonous notes
and wanna’ be happy
smiles
talent
is not
a reality
it’s an illusion
that we create
when we want to make
something
appear out of thin air
that was never there
talent is an art
that thing
that reflects beauty
but
in the actual making of it
reflects toil
time
and patience
dedication to your heart
Malcolm
Martin
Marshall
Milk
Marvel
Medgar
Mohandas
Mandela
Mamie Till
Mmmmmmmmmmmm
They sound so soothing
like bandaids over
a flaming hot pulsating wound
leaving it’s impressions on them
bandaids are perfected things
that must be replaced
and then
I respond
to the voice
who are you?
and the voice says
your heart
and the pulsating of the wound
made the guitarist’s song
sound
louder
ever more
painful
but
beautiful
in its persistence
to be beautiful
Thank Goodness for all
of those people
who know
that talent
is not real
beauty
pleasure
happiness
does not
spring
out of thin air
it’s made
Getting familiar
with discomfort
is how you start
your art
a revolution