revolution

revolution

has it come to this? a world
that wobbles on its heels
and stands still to try
a futile balancing act.

this you cannot dismiss
as water under the bridge
when the detritus of yore
is a-gathering ghastly
swarms of riffraff
refusing the open sea.

how can you even think
of draining the pond?
when the trees are tired
rising and falling on
the same battered land,
and the clouds are a-howling,

cumulonimbus ominous
nimbostratus continuous
abracadabrous,

the wind’s melting mantra
holding the world still
so rain always falls down
on the same blighted ground.

this world that forgets to spin
forgets too the rising water,
rising foul beneath the bridge,
needing to cleanse itself
with a fine stirring, fitting
revolution.

© said sadain, jr.  2018

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5 Responses to revolution

  1. Truth eloquently expressed, Said. I’m afraid I’m one of those who, on most days, believes it’s already too late. The cycle of water as it should be is broken, and your reference to the magical phrase is entirely appropriate because what most people believe in relation to climate change is basically magic. There are a stack of “feel good” books out there now, and people rush to accept that hocus-pocus precisely because it does make them feel good. Sadly, that lack of realistic awareness has a negative effect. Apologies; anyway that is what I think.

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  2. amoralegria says:

    Wonderful poem and so relevant today! Harming the environment, some people forget, harms us as well as we breathe polluted air, drinkable water becomes a scarcer commodity, and only time will tell what ingesting chemicals and plastic detritus will do to our bodies.

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    • Thank you, Katy. Indeed, man, a delicately-built creature, would probably not survive its wanton destruction of the environmental balances that sustain life, while Mother Nature would persevere and even recover in the long run. But hey, no worries for humanity, Elon Musk is going to help us colonize the caves of Mars in the nick of time! 😀

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