Testament to Betterment

Testament to Betterment was written in June 2020 and has remained unpublished until now

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A better world for all
This is why I put out call
This is why I strive so hard to give my all and more besides for cause
This is why I’d die before denying light safe passage
This is why I’ll never be impassive
This is why I took grand plans
Upgraded them to lavish
This is why I gift the deepest bleeds to feed the masses
This is why I live and breathe
This is why I give not thieve
This is why I love so hard
No reason to deceive
Only wish to see hearts bid relief from beats retreating
Only wish to generate belief

If you can see what I see
Then you’ll see the better world within our reach
Receive discourse in figurative speech
Howbeit, endorsed by the heart on my sleeve
Not a single offshoot out of reach
This is why I wed to trees
Tread the autumn leaves bereft of caution
This is why each vein be bled to better dress and broaden breeze
This is why I’m never less proportionate than when my thoughts contort to court the kind of madness sought by minds retrieved
Have to break to find the fix
Activate survival kits
Take the kind of hits that split our lips so we can taste it
Strip us naked to the bones
Enthrone the flowers we empower
Every time we hold tight something special, something sacred

A better world for all
This is why I rise from fall
This is why I thrive on kindness
This is why I cry in silence
Every teardrop hides a diamond
Wide eyes prize the kindest guidance
On the inside
I am dancing
Even when remorse advances
This is why the inner artist gives his all to work me hardest
This is why I travel farthest just to reap the sweetest harvest
This is why I live and breathe
This is why I give not thieve
This is why I love so hard
Through every single bleed
Only wish to see hearts bid relief from beats retreating
Only wish to celebrate belief
Only wish to venerate those souls of most persuasive glow
Arm in arm we put out call
Make a better world for all
This is how we rise from fall
This can be our home

Strip us naked to the bones with sacred hearts ablaze
Something special then awaits
Behind the great veil gate
Take my hand
For I have yours
Feel most precious
Feel adored
Celebrate each scar and flaw
Accelerate regard for cause
Leave the ties that bind behind
Leap with faith and take it blind
This is how we redesign a better world for all
Home is where the heart resides
No finer art to bleed
No reason to conceive of dressing any less than masterpiece
Take it from my deepest inner artist
I believe
Together we can make the world a better place to breathe

Richard Charles Stevens

Keeper of The Crimson Quill

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