Unsung Marvel

Hear me out
I speak a message that embodies me
It feeds on image
It craves its relevance and individuality

To be a personal expression of
A collective sense of identity
You can hear it but listening is what you see

When communication is connection
And our bonds are the only way to be set free
To know things after another perspective
And learn to understand another reality

Don't tell me that art is expendable
When its place proves its importance
In the resulting benefit of still having a voice
When everything we say gets lost
In the political white noise

Re-coursing revenue streams
To disenfranchise our impoverished dreams
In the shackles of a mold
Cookie cutter society
Looking down its nose
Categorized by prejudice in piety

Unsung marvels of our sentiments
Adorn the heart till it's seen for its significance
The medium whereby we deem our will to express
A picture always finds the words unread are meaningless

Can I compete with a visual in the imagery?
For every letter that I write, criticism stifles creativity
I'm in your line of sight but what do you see
Gifted for a cause, trying to distinguish purpose
Motives divided for self or love, I'm thirsty
The fire that refines the gold is the flame that engulfs the stubble
Trying to find my sure sense of destiny
Are we a thriving city or a vain kingdom reduced to rubble?

Arguing with what I imagine
Projected judgments of my own gavels abuse
All that I treasure in this life
I must be willing to lose

Sabbatical mountains circled to be climbed
I want the summit for the view
For all the glory of what we behold in the wonder of creation
The glory is vain if it is not for the glory of what reflects on You...
Written by cloventongue89 (Nathaniel Peter)
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