Richmond Rhymes With Enrichment
Richmond welcomes you, the end of 2007 & leavening of the
Inherent spirit shared, invested & expressed in Richmond’s
Community. We know we’re no Utopia or Mayberry RFD. Our
History also demonstrates a brilliant resilience, & one
May or may not know about ‘Silent Spring’ or a mayor who not
Only cares about the Earth & air, she’s green as growing things &
Not as worried about a glass half-full or empty as dirty or clean!
Diversity, we celebrate & we raise our vibrations to accommodate
Richmond’s creation of our loftiest aspirations. We undoubtedly
Have a history of ship-building & building a friendship with Earth.
You only need search the culture of our first residents, the Ohlones.
My city Richmond rhymes with enrichment which we remind the
Enemies of our environment. We can ill afford to not get the
Super-polluters onboard. We shall & shall prevail because
We share a mayor that majors in the priorities of minorities,
In the arts & humanities. Art is in the word heart & is part of
The life-blood pulsing through the public works we love. We say,
How great thou artists & phenomenon-profits. We teach that we
Each are Touchable Stories & implore thee to the tour ye scramble.
Nigh is the day Richmond leads the way through pure example.
Responsibility, like charity begins within & a parody of parity
Increasingly creates polarity. The Chinese use the same symbol for
Crisis & opportunity. Our Tent Cities focus attention on solving &
Healing the conditions in Richmond. Our intention is to have us
Mentioned as the big, little city that ultimately & successfully
Exemplified faith & action applied. A kite flying in the sky is
Not the only thing that rises against the wind. How & why did
The residents of Richmond win? Against all odds succeed?
Because it is the lion that gives the antelope its speed!
copyright © by dwayne o. parish 11/29/07