With Each Breath | An Original Poem by David Charles Metler

First, push your ears closer to your beat

feel the thunder of your pulse and the lightning that strikes

with each step of your own feet

Know that everyone you see has dreams given off the same heat


With each breath there's all this linking

between what's in and out

do the hokey pokey shake it all about

I'm not free till we're all free

Are the words coming out of my mouth


Second, press your hands around this globe

Know deep in your heart that it's your home

Ask yourself how deeply can I love this dome

The amount that you love it will equal your fight for justice


With each breath there's all this linking

between what's in and out

do the hokey pokey shake it all about

I'm not free till we're all free

Are the words coming out of my mouth


Third, pull in a breath that takes up every inch of your lungs

feel your mitochondria begin to run

Stare another in the eyes without blinking

your mirror neurons light up, which gets me thinking

With each breath there's all this linking

between what's in and out

do the hokey pokey shake it all about

I'm not free till we're all free

Are the words coming out of my heart



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