Wednesday, November 27, 2013

To a Fat Toad in Deep Dark Space

A Duck's Escape From the Mundane Into the Incredible - Mitro
Way way out in deep space,talking to the stars
My friend points out hey look out, over there, there's Mars
Celestial fireballs explode in the night
filled with brilliant blazing colors and small shooting lights
Flashing around in my eyes and my head
I shake off the colors and then to my dread
Incredulity shoots through me do I hear a knock?
A knock at the door in deep outer space
Mayhaps it's a alien looking for a taste
We giggle nervously debating the case
The ship wafts and turns
Floating softly in space
Blackness descends covering over our face
The equipment board glows a green eerie light
Really intensifying our sudden fright 
The knock on the door
Did we hear it again
Visions of green men come unbidden again
We look at our camera and lo and behold
What we see is amazing
Could it be a fat toad?
His size is so tiny
His face is so fat
His arm raises up and then knock knock again
His back has a hunch
His legs have a bend
He calls out quite jolly
It's alright, Open up I'm friend
Was there ever a friend that looked so  confound strange
We hesitate and then hear, knock knock again
He calls out because I look different 
No need to be afraid
The world needs the difference or else it would be just too plain
From where I come, I am Emperor, I am the King
People kneel and they honor me
But what do you see?
I think when you see me you see a green thing
But this is a big world and we must all get along
And do much more than tolerate
We must help each other around
And navigate the vastness that is the being of space
Only then we will find peace
When the difference we embrace
So now I must ask you
What would you do?
Would you open and trust
and make a friend true blue?
A chance at a new friend
that looks very different from you
The girls choice was easy
they pulled back the bolt
and opened the door with a small little jolt
See differences don't matter much out here
in space
In fact they should never matter in any old place
-Katheleen Mitro

After notes:

At this point in time in the life of our planet we are at a great precipice in our nation that will determine the course of the world for this generation and all up-coming generations
We as individual citizens and voices must choose between letting a new government of enmity and racial profiling take control of our beautiful free nation or choose to peacefully resist the installation of such a divisive way of rule, saying love and compassion is the only way. 
In this time we may stand for good or we may let evil have it's way.
For myself I choose love, tolerance and acceptance of all the beauty and diversity of life on our planet. 
One is not better than another merely by distinction of color, race or religion.
We are humanity not nationality.
For indeed as the toad says "Without the difference, life would be just too plain"