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Showing posts with label Hollow. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Hollow. Show all posts

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Warning


The meadow stretches into green lawns before high walls, where children run
Jet engines roaring, fly, the chariots of War, bristling with missiles

Question everything, consider the children, forced to march in columns
War poisons the mind, justifies violence, and ruins the spirit

War robs the people of justice, turning its victims into heroes
Sip from the sour milk, throw stones at your oppressors, force arms on the poor

We stand and we fall, a society of pawns, ignorant and true
Trumpets blare, the faithful gather stones, to hurl them at the enemy

The ageless charade, sustenance from pain, succor from violence, shame
There can be no peace in a heart filled with vengeance, resentments linger

It will never end, all victories are hollow, the wheel keeps turning
The meadow stretches into green lawns before high walls, where children run

In a better world, playgrounds would not need fences, children would compete
In games as friends, they would not throw rocks at soldiers, in a better world

Our wealth should be used to educate, care for the elderly, not war
Missiles in space, to feed our fears, the hungry ghosts of nuclear war

We are one family orbiting this blue world beneath our yellow sun
Lies do not nourish, we must not cling to them, the enemy is us

Peace comes from peace, not war, and goodwill from goodwill, we must aim for these
Set aside our greed, fear and hatred, love one another, you and me

We are one big family

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Hollow


Consumed by hunger
Falling into fantasy
Visions filled with lust

Lonely feralan
The forest child, raised by wolves
Drifting in red mist

Choking on my tongue
Biting until the blood flows
Rubies fall like rain

My un-slackened thirst
Hint of iron in the air
Reaching for the grail

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Love Unrequited


Consumed with desire
Driven by the need for love
Down into the pit

Falling endlessly
Lost in pain, under pressure
Crushed by mystery

Absolute zero
Could not stop my broken heart
Burning in the dark

In the hollow night
Heat without light, and breathless
Enshrouded, alone

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Loss of Faith



The world in shadow
The falling rain is poison
Look, there is nothing

Fertilize with pain
Gardeners with their shovels
Dig beneath gray skies

Nothing to choose from
The cultivation of thorns
A heart piercing loss

Is there purpose here
Death of honesty, and grace
Smothered with deceit

All our plans falter
The truth has no recourse, act
Hollow devotion

Ill reminders serve
The dead, always questioning
Why me, why sorrow

Only the living
Are lonely in a garden
Death has the other

The world in shadow
The falling rain is poison
Reach, there is nothing