winter solstice…

night
did not end
nor
did the crying
stop
wails arose
from
every corner
of
the world
food
and
water
had started
the last
war
only a few
survived
now
even they
cried out for mercy
but
none
was to be found
mother earth
would not speak to them
for they
had not listened
to her pleas
for
mercy
for
the other
living creatures
that had once
inhabited this planet
creatures
sacrificed
for
corporate profit
and
political power
so
now
that
the sands of time
were
everywhere
man
was alone
dying
and
after
the joyous funeral
mother earth
will begin
a rebirth

 

5 thoughts on “winter solstice…

  1. Wonderful, powerful lines as always, Charles; I envy and admire your ability to capture and condense vast, complex and challenging subjects into such compact, eloquent and readable pieces like this. Don’t stop. We need you. N.

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