Posts tagged ‘Paul Basarab’

June 12, 2017

Poetry Slam Winner

Four years I have spent in this school
A school where moral judgement failed to rule
All but a few live for selfish desire
Submerged in their own immoral attire

I don’t come to talk of politics or some law
I came to talk about society’s dreadful flaw
Do we students not care of our reputation
If not, maybe you should listen to the conversation

Do you know what they say about this school?
Oh wait, you're from Washington must be a fool
I mean sure we make the news sometimes
If not for windows breaking then for some petty crimes

Students honestly where are your morals
All the teachers are doing is breakin’ up quarrels
In a society that is full of profanity
And flushing away all love in humanity
Please students run away from this vanity 
I make a plea to escape from this horrid insanity

....Wait...what are morals
These things were they simply thought of by mortals
Where do they come from? And why do they matter?
Well, lets just say without them society would shatter

Who decides good and evil and why abide by this code
It’s a burden to follow and it is quite the load
We’re just stardust colliding 
Why should we be abiding

For just stardust this is all in vain
But why in this heart do I feel a pain?
And to that science says, Well
it’s just chemicals in your brain

Then I guess love is senseless
This leaves our nations defenseless
With but only our false morals
To defend us from daily quarrels 

Well, I believe there is someone above 
Someone that gives us reason to love
The Biblical quote holds no flaw 
“Love does no harm to a neighbor, therefore 
Is the fulfilment of Law”

Love holds our ethics strong
I promise you the Bible isn’t wrong
We are called to love our enemies
For relationships it is the greatest of remedies 

This quote I also say, peer to peer,
“Love must be sincere. Hate what is
Evil; cling to what is good.”
Have you not understood
Join hands in a healthy brotherhood

If there is no God...Why then love is senseless
Leaving not only our nations but our feelings defenseless

I’m not gonna push a religion
At the end it’s not mine it your decision
I make a call to the God above
Bring back what was lost in this city of brotherly love

Why is it so hard to believe in a God 
As you build your falsely intelligent facade
With evolved blood cells, vessels and a pumping heart
Wait...which came first? umm...Brain fart

One organ can’t survive without another
Couldn’t atheists think of that?...oh brother…
And they’re all made of different tissue
Maybe it's not God maybe your hearts the issue

I just want us to come back to true love
I want us to stop and drop the boxing glove
Maybe take some tips from the One above
HAHA Paul that’s where you are wrong God doesn't love
Doesn’t he tells you to hate gays? Ain’t that...Christianity?
NO!!! We are called to love despite sexuality

Look at your moral ethic
Don’t you think it’s pathetic
You throw insults at each other to see who gets hurt more
If you ask me that’s already something to pray for
You blame God for your problems like he’s sleeping on you
Look this guy’s dead, and people die of the flu
You turn your backs on him what do you expect him to do
It’s hard to answer prayers when nobody’s prayin to you

Look people lift your eyes to above
Check your ethics do they have any love
Show some love to a brother and stop observing
Pick up your hands to the sister and start serving 

I call us to serve, work, try hard, and love
I ask that of deceit, lust, anger, hate you get rid of
Christ really turned my life around
I was lost but now I’m found
Was blind but now I see the light
With knowledge of wrong and right
Talk to me I’ll be glad to tell you my story
Maybe you could restore this school to its former glory

But hey… even if I repeat this 700 times
Your heart won’t be affected by any of these rhymes
You will walk through the halls with a heart full of dread
And all will know for this school the true God is dead

First place poem by Paul Basarab, Class of 2017