Poem: Ordinary Extraordinary

 

 

He has a strength of character,

empowering,

gentle,

strong,

compassionate,

passionate.

The type of person

who inspires

and unintentionally makes

you feel like you don’t do enough,

the kind of person who is ordinary

and pushes themselves so much

beyond their limits.

 

 

And when he isn’t fighting for rights

and for attitudes to change,

he likes running marathons

just for the challenge,

learning about new foods

that keep him healthy,

painting and drawing pictures

that express himself and his ideas.

 

He’s the kind of activist

the right-wing fear,

one who pushes through fear

to get his point across

and that bravery is

inspiring of course

but it’s also kind of sexy,

much more braver

than someone going into a boxing ring,

he faces emotional insults daily

and most of all he’s the kind of activist

the right-wing fear

because he’s an everyperson,

ordinary and articulate

in extraordinary circumstances

in which he feels he has no choice

but to fight

and the best activists

can be found

when pushed to the limits,

the choices he makes come

from his brain

but they are most powerful

because they come from his heart.

 

 

One comment on “Poem: Ordinary Extraordinary

  1. omanfuqua says:

    I love that person also and I see myself as that person. It takes hard work to find that person in you and then you realize it’s who you really are and it becomes natural ❤

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