Saturday, October 4, 2008


From stolid earth to
flaming sky, worlds will collide
when rage conquers fear

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Our numbers are large
Yet still far to few to change
Rampant injustice

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One defiant stare
One moment of brave manhood
Then he bleeds to death

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my children's children
will laugh and play in your dust

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Brutal savages
Pale skin, God and gun powder
will civilize you.

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those so empowered
seek to control, to subdue
those who live freely

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Authority called.
Old battles are fought again
and nothing is learn

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Summer Church social.
fried chicken, blueberry pie,
hot dog! tug-o-war!

16 comments:

nobody said...

One straw too many,
and each straw a whit of fear.
A shrug and it's gone.

Miraculix said...

From stolid earth to
flaming sky, worlds will collide
when rage conquers fear

Magdelena said...

Our numbers are large
Yet still far to few to change
Rampant injustice

Anonymous said...

One defiant stare
One moment of brave manhood
Then he bleeds to death

schutte

nobody said...

As he lays bleeding,
the angry mob does the math.
So much for the guard...

kikz05 said...

my children's children will laugh and play in your dust

nobody said...

Geez, I hope they wash their hands before dinner ;)

Penny said...

Brutal savages
Pale skin, God and gun powder
will civilize you.

Penny said...

or:

those so empowered
seek to control, to subdue
those who live freely

notamobster said...

"If it should ever come to pass that nothing is worth dying for (peaceful freedom), then, so shall cease any reason for living."

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"live simply that others may simply live" ~Mohandis Gandi

john said...

Authority called.
Old battles are fought again
and nothing is learnt.

kikz05 said...

no haiku pentameter but...

here's another, after what i've learned ystrdy.

visceral gut burn
seething rage
you - of my father's army
big red 1
liberators of europe

here in my country
boots on my streets

what irony
i'm thankful my father is gone
he would not understand

nobody said...

It's the lines that count.
The man with his dignity,
takes the high ground.

Anonymous said...

Summer Church social.
fried chicken,blueberry pie,
hot dog!tug-o-war!

schutte

nobody said...

Hee hee. Some people have no respect, honestly! Here we all were grooving on the church-like vibe and you crack out a fart. Dreadful ; )

Otherwise, I grooved on this one folks. Very good.

nobody said...

BTW. This pic was by the Brazilian photographer Salgado. If you look him up in googlepix you won't be disappointed. He's fantastic. I originally started looking for his famous series of the hordes of people climbing that steep incline with sacks of gold ore on their backs. Remember that scene in Koyaanisqatsi? Okay, well Salgado was there first. Anyway I got distracted by all his other pix and ended up going with this one. It's a spectacular composition, and all on the fly. Astounding.