Take It Back

16 Feb

“Through dangers untold and hardships unnumbered I have fought my way here to take back what you have stolen.” ~Labyrinth

Take It Back

We’re given a life
That is free from all strife
When our mothers gives birth
But it soon loses worth

Over years from decisions
Of not chasing visions
Of aborting our goals
And allowing our souls

To grow too complacent
Focus too much on rent
And material things
Which just emptiness brings

And then one day we see
That we’re no longer free
Our lives have been taken
By those who have shaken

The truth from our hearts
And imposed shallow parts
Saying money and praise
Is for what we should craze

This warrior comes
To bang on battle drums
And to give battle cry:
“Take it back ‘fore you die!”

“Take your life back from them
All their concepts condemn
All their fierce competition
And their golden ambition

All their status and bragging
Leaves your compassion lagging
All their feeding of pride
Only serves to misguide

Shut out all the noise
And regain your true poise
It is time to wage war
On the concept of “more”

On the things they’ve told us:
That we should cause a fuss
Whenever we can’t
Achieve what will enchant

Come full circle to
The truth that you once knew
Before they all took
Your true joy with their hook

Let go selfishness
And all of the stress
Take your life back and live
For your true purpose: to give”



12 Responses to “Take It Back”

  1. Step On a Crack February 16, 2012 at 4:32 pm #

    Well said! An anthem for a new age.

  2. Deb February 16, 2012 at 4:45 pm #

    I was here earlier distracted from my computer…and didn’t realize I had not commented. Then you came to have a visit and I remembered.
    This poem is awesome. We need to let go of what is material and ponder of what is real with a genuine heart of love…..Thank you for sharing, Miro!
    Hugs, xx

  3. Sue Dreamwalker February 16, 2012 at 5:25 pm #

    Miro~ Keep banging on your Drum my friend.. as will I…. and lets hope they get the message! ;-)..

  4. sojourner February 16, 2012 at 5:35 pm #

    How true!
    Such a nice poem!
    Great reminder for most of us.

  5. granbee February 16, 2012 at 6:00 pm #

    You are so wonderful to lead us back to ourselves over and over, Miro! I know only too well how we cannot give if we are empty of joy. We must OWN that joy before we can channel it out to others. Lead on, joyful warrior, Miro Full-Of-Joy!

  6. Soma Mukherjee February 16, 2012 at 11:41 pm #

    This is beautiful..yes “to give” the mantra of life..

  7. Sunshine February 17, 2012 at 1:01 am #

    Take your life back and give . . . treasuring these words. Thanks

  8. Christy February 17, 2012 at 10:24 am #

    Giving is certainly more important than receiving, so many people forget that these days. Excellent!

  9. poeticjourney February 17, 2012 at 1:02 pm #

    Such beautiful poem! God Bless 🙂

  10. brendafraser February 18, 2012 at 2:00 am #

    Beautiful poem, love the attack on consumerism. It reminds me of my favorite poem by Sir Edward Dyer;

    Some have too much yet still do crave,
    I little have, and seek no more:
    They are but poor, though much they have,
    And I am rich with little store.

  11. Nandini February 18, 2012 at 9:50 am #

    Beautiful words, Miro. 🙂

  12. bipolarmuse February 18, 2012 at 12:08 pm #

    Wonderfully said Miro. We get caught up in life… most times selfishly so. “Giving” to others is what we are meant to do… something I want to personally work on…

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