storm warning…

there is
a gathering storm
over all humanity
with winds
as cold
as death
but
when the rains
do not
come
the fields
will become ash …like
kisses blown from open graves
from those
who dared to warn
when the rains
do not
come
people
will call out to god
in voices not heard in years
prayers
for forgiveness
when the rains
do not
come
warriors
will march with swords drawn
into lands with liquid life
to steal
another’s breath
when the rains
do not
come
water
will be free traded
for the lives of young children
no price
too high to pay
when
the rains
do not
come

 

by invitation only…

digital decoupage cwmartin 2012

step behind
the line
i’m sorry to say
you must obey
step behind
the
line
like all those
before
who followed
the rules
holding tight
to their religious text
you must
step behind the line
you are
just
the
we the people
and
nothing more
not
a corporate
or
governmental official
gaining from these
negotiations
so please
step behind
the line
and
obey
yes
i’m aware
that this is
your
land
and these are
your
waters
but please
step behind
the line
step behind the line
i’m not
sorry to say
you must
obey
step behind
the
line