there must be reason…

copyright cwmartin 2011

in this age
of reason
it was no surprise
that when reports
began to filter-in
of a flower
that made old men
young
and vital again
removing all the infirmities
life had bestowed
upon them
by just
breathing its fragrance
that great men
would come together
to explore
the story
men of
science and magic
each
with views
and reasons
for the powers
of the flower of life
their debates
raged on for days
soon wars
were fought
those who tended
the flower died
outside the sacred walls
on the battlefields
of  reasonable inquiry
and self-declared justice
and so it was
that with no one to care
for it
the flower
died

11 thoughts on “there must be reason…

  1. ah, the last word– missing from your printed version– is in your recording. Too bad. My ending is “the flower / packed its bags and moved to Rio where it was welcomed into the already fragrant bouquet.” (:

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