Wounded Tribe

Living in our tribal knowledge
wilting on the grapevine

Passing generations of story
mutating intelligence through time

Living in our tribal knowledge
wallowing on the grapevine

The absence of today’s truth
splintered in endless divides

Living in our tribal knowledge
wandering on the grapevine

The symbols of divinity
smeared by the hands of mankind

Living in our tribal knowledge
weeping on the grapevine

Changing winds dry our tears
the light of now has a new rhyme

Living in our collective consciousness
weeding out the last of our crimes

This piece inspired by one of the newest teachers in my world, who discussed the downfalls of resting within the history of combined knowledge excluding new information that is present. Lets change the conversation from what was to what is. Thank you for the inspiration my teacher, truly appreciated. ~ Rose

Contributed to Open Link Night with dVerse Poets Pub
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27 thoughts on “Wounded Tribe”

  1. signs of divinity smeared by hands…heck yes…love that line as it is def a part of the current state….i hear you on the power of now and not living stuck in our past….good stuff rose….

  2. Lots of nuance, but the message rings clear throughout, couldn’t agree with it more, either. We need answers for the way things are now, and we all need to be looking.

  3. Wow, this is beautiful and really inspirational. You had me hooked in from the first two lines. Really like the lines “The symbols of divinity / smeared by the hands of mankind”. Great write!

  4. If we keep our eyes veiled to the newness of our world, we will never know what can be..
    Some great lines in here but especially love your use of “the grapevine” …
    this poem is quite good my friend… thank you for writing and sharing with us all.. now we open our eyes and embrace, yes?

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