tides find solace in assured
rhythms, tied to sister moon’s
phases, yoked to Earth’s flight
faithful to Sol’s lineage
comes seasons, enlivening
waking dormant seed, fevered
rest, color eruption
wailing echo, comes a being
cast in culture, kindred, own
potential to build on, take
on time, Earth, society
allotted moments, segments
denoting measure, plodding
hurdling forward, in
viewpoint lies perspective
photo and poem © DC Lessoway
Yeah, some lowly politician is responsible for low oil prices run by greedy global conglomerates who use free trade zones to run roughshod over sovereign nations. Really, the companies care about whether they create jobs or not? Really? Give your head a shake. How those oil companies must be laughing at us in their grand scheme to create this ugly divisiveness of human hate. Shifting the blame to politicians who have no power over their business plans to rape the land until the last dollar.
That is the thing about human nature. We can choose to act one way or another.
This: disengaging your brain, falling for the rhetoric, remaining uneducated, seeing nothing but the surface and thus becoming an odious sheep, bleeding out your vile, shallow hate;
Or this: seeking the truth, looking behind the curtain to expose reality, sticking to the arduous ‘higher road’ in the face of fabricated deception, sticking to the “greater good” for you, your family, your community, your country.
Is this really what #rememberanceday is about? Is this the sum of the sacrifice our mothers and fathers? Do you truly believe this is what they wanted for us?
Love vs grief vs joy vs bliss as I sit here dredging my soul for words
comes the upwell from my heart to salt my cheeks
all in mining sediment for sentiments conveying my truth
expressing profound love of my wife, her forever changing my life
joy of treading streets Paris, Rome, Venice or beaches of Maui
bliss of our wedding to the everyday kiss and touch, the flame of passion
then comes ache, sorrow, shock in the loss of parents, friends, an old school-mate
loss comes to us all, we must face it, or a brutal volcano we’ll become
to delve into a fictional character’s live, seeking his/her truth is to
find my own being within the crushing humanity we must endure