until they fall down…

cite no more prayers
for war’s dying children but
trumpet your anger
into the ears of warlords
bring down greed’s jericho walls

 

construction sets…

father
was never
very good
at
erector sets
his bridges
never stood up
that long
as
parts
rusted
and
wood planks
decayed
even when
there wasn’t
a termite
in sight
so
it’s for sure
that
reconstruction
of
this fragile
environment
of
earth’s
so
carefully built
by
mother nature
will
never be
the same
even with
father time’s
best
efforts

 

just a matter of time…

after all
the campaign promises
are made
and
dollars have
exchanged hands
then
we will bury
the
dead
after they
who have been vilified
at walls
for
childish hopes
of freedom
then
we will bury
the
dead
after your
sons and daughters are lost
in wars
that
buy the gifts
for the rich
then
we will bury
the
dead
after earth
expels a toxic breath
burning
the
lungs of all
saving none
then
we will bury
the
dead
after you
are homeless in your own land
begging
to
protect your rights
and family
then
we will bury
the
dead
tho after
nightmare awakenings
you’ll see
that
one new grave
is for you
then
we will bury
the
dead

 

mossy forest floor…

these
polluted grounds
are no place
to
lie down
the earth’s tears
and
man’s poisons
will
seep
into the soul
such
deep sadness
folded
into
the toxic waste
of
greed
cannot
comfort you
tho
on first glance
it’s
quite
inviting
but
it’s
just
a sweet
siren’s song
a
marketing ploy
from
death incorporated
a company
more
than willing
to
provide you
a one way ticket
to
their
as seen on tv
eden
you
merely
need
to provide
the
appropriate funds
and
you will be
ushered
off

 

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