I rearrange the words

questioning thoughts and ideals

trying to expand your mind

challenge your conceptual bind

 

healthier to challenge our complacency

our apathy and our unprocessed values

 

It’s too easy to drift through life

without assessing our goals

ever pondered your life’s purpose

dared to follow your dreams or passion

 

healthier to challenge our complacency

our apathy and our unprocessed values

 

Have you paused to work it all out

wonder why we’re here, what’s it about

what do you really want to achieve

how do you measure personal success

 

healthier to challenge our complacency

our apathy and our unprocessed values

 

Have you thought long and hard

about how you treat others

yourself and our environment

how you deal with pain or conflict

 

healthier to challenge our complacency

our apathy and our unprocessed values

 

Do you support worthy causes

or help bankroll a mate

or hoarding it all unaware of fate

poisoned inside from vilified hate

 

healthier to challenge our complacency

our apathy and our unprocessed values

 

Can you readily adapt to life’s changes

embrace diversity explore new things

alienate others or stuck in routine

are you gentle and kind or violent

 

healthier to challenge our complacency

our apathy and our unprocessed values

 

Do you manipulate, have anger, envy

and jealousy. Are you insecure or

nobody’s fool. Do you tend to help

or hinder, a healer or a drug dealer

 

healthier to challenge our complacency

our apathy and our unprocessed values

4.5.19, inspired by Slam Poets