dark chapters-genesis …

copyright cwmartin 2011

and it came
to pass
that those
who dwelled
in the shadows
gained dominion
over the earth
while those
who sought
the light
continued to pray
for sins
yet to be committed
so
the darkness grew
but a few souls
lit bonfires
of desperation
fueled by hope
as beacons
but
as hope
was exhausted
war
the ignorance
of mankind
spread across
the globe
and the darkness
was upon
all
the lands

cartoon characters…

childhood fears
were cleverly
woven into
the press releases
conjuring up
the boogeyman
in every corner
of the globe
you need not fear
underdog is here
or
at least
his appointed
political proxy
was mumbled
by the crowd
under their breaths
or maybe they were
gasps
watching
grown men
play visual chicken
for the television camera
you know
where
if you smile
or
show approval
you lose the election
and
all the electoral votes
for the next
four years
but the way
things are going
there won’t be
anyone
to govern

 

the perfect marble…

i can’t believe it
i found it right here
while cycling
a steely
a childhood treasure
beyond wealth
more precious
than cats’ eyes
or even
steel-blue swirls
a steely
polished to perfection
i can see myself
in every turn i make
i’m circling the globe
seeing myself
as the reflections
of other’s lives
in every turn
i make
seeing
that
everyone
has
the same
desires
hopes
loves
disappointments
and fears
as
me
so
why
is
there
war

This poem grew out of watching ‘Special: Human Cost of War – Featuring “I Know I’m Not Alone“‘ with Special Guest Michael Franti on Link TV…if you can please donate to this very important sources of world inofrmation .