Interdependence Days

Heavens above us
white
grey and blue

endlessly circling
them
me and you

happy
unlucky
just struggling thru

no unhuman
purpose
we've only some clue

until
on the inside
discoveries made

unleash
understanding
a frightful cascade

not all will follow
what some few
decide

evolution's
wild motions
the turning of tides

what changes
confront us
both one at a time

and in masses
of peoples
the strata of pride

in fear apprehending
what we
can not tell

gathering
courage
a billion hearts swell

to ward off the other
the cause
of our hell

our futures are many
our pasts
sharing blame

each of us
playing
the deadliest game

Life

Comments

  1. That's beautiful and very nicely said.

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  2. Interdependence Days. Perfect.

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  3. love that title too. Love the poem. Did you write that? Lovely sparse use of words with a punch.

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  4. "our futures are many..our pasts..sharing blame." I know, I watch myself daily, hoping to avoid aggression and be a calming influence in a time of great unrest. Thanks for the poem. It truly sums up the current state of mind.

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  5. Thanks all!

    And thank you greatly for this idea of Posts for Peace, Glenda. I've read through about half the entries so far, and am looking forward to perusing the rest throughout the next few days.

    Since I was unable to finish the essay with which I struggled and that I finally put aside, I just let myself write something rhythmic that I hoped would convey my feelings on the idea of what Peace means, and how difficult it is to achieve, not only amongst the world's wide variety of wonderful peoples, but also within myself.

    I hope you all have a great 4th of July!

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  6. Few ways of speaking convey as much power as verse. Well done, and have a great 4th!

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  7. Well done. And I too like the title.

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  8. Nicely done...and thank you very much for your compliment on my "post 4 peace"

    Happy forth of July!

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