NaPoWriMo – Day 17

Today’s NaPoWriMo prompt was “Today, I challenge you to find, either on your shelves or online, a specialized dictionary. This could be, for example, a dictionary of nautical terms, or woodworking terms, or geology terms. Anything, really, so long as it’s not a standard dictionary! Now write a poem that incorporates at least ten words from your specialized source. Happy writing!” My poem is based on the Pedagogy of the Oppressed dictionary of critical theory terms (No, it doesn’t really exist, but I have definitely incorporated at least ten words form my specialized source).

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Notes from Pedagogy of the Oppressed:  Chapter One

To become fully human
is to risk an act of love.

The oppressed,
in freeing himself,
fights

for the oppressor,
also dehumanized.

To become fully human
is to risk an act of love.

The oppressed have

the freedom
the power
the hearts

To become fully human
is to risk an act of love.

to fight
to risk
to love

To become fully human
is to risk an act of love.

as Subjects,
no longer objects,
actually actualized
humans—
liberated,
complete.

To become fully human
is to risk an act of love.

Solidarity
among, not around
with, not for

Together

To become fully human
is to risk an act of love.

“Comradeship”
mutual trusting
trusting mutually.

To become fully human
is to risk an act of love.

Emerge

and turn
away from fear,

towards freedom.

To become fully human
is to risk an act of love.

Minha vida.
Minha luta.
Strive towards plentitude!