Monday, August 25, 2014

Suddenly

Worlds' greatest minds taken!
For religion?
For prejudice?
For lies told by bullies?
Power hungry
 
control freaks!
 
most of us
throughout the world
can fly together, share the
same space, the same air,
 
lives.
 
What is wrong with you?
 
An entire
world of toleration and reason
are not wrong?
 
Tunneling like rats,
in the dark,
looking beyond guilty.
Going to sway minds,
 
I doubt it
 
obvious you are,
tornadoes of
 
sharks.
 
Logic is taught,
not
hate.
 
Planes downed,
full of
world wide citizens,
 
another
 
mass distraction to make war profits.
We are aware.
Knowing.
You also
are obvious.
 
There is
no winning
a PR war
we see.
All can see.
 
The
masks
 
of
deceit,
 
 
the
covered
 
blood.
Stolen bodies,
living women,
living girls,
broken hearts,
of
 
widows, widowers,
sons, and daughters.

Mothers' Fathers'.
Your prices
too
high.
 
More than 
world sees you.
 
Designing
weak minds
in
 
their
time of
mass distress.
Watching
murderous hearts.
And Ebola.....

14 comments:

kaykuala said...

Designing
weak minds
in their
time of
mass distress

Strong minds exist on their own but weak minds need character shaping,especially when distressed! Nicely Still!

Hank

Mary said...

Sometimes it does seem that toleration and reason are nowhere to be found...there is sadness in the things we are aware of, and undoubtedly more in the things we are not aware of. A powerful poem.

bwfiction said...

yep, bullies without someone to stand up to them.

Brian Miller said...

ha. you even worked in Sharknado....smiles...an interesting cascade in your words....i would disagree, i think hate is taught in many ways...much more than wisdom...and if we want unity, we have to start acting like it--but all too many are too selfish

Björn Rudberg said...

The cynicism of the war industry is chilling - they know how to do it.

Sumana Roy said...

"Watching / murderous hearts." ha..it's almost like daily chores...

Akila G said...

I like the title in particular..intriguing!

Still (Sharon Rose Thomas.) said...

A bit of discussion; To Brian: I do agree with the premise that hate is a taught manifestation usually. I find us in agreement with 'Power hungry...control freaks' and 'Designing minds...etc.' It is like mind bending to me. The most literal sense of the word. Sad isn't it Sumana Roy 'our daily dose of media poison'.

Arathi Harihar said...

very strong poem..you are honest in your words..

cybernetictonguestastingbabel said...

Groovy form. Love- " Tunneling like rats,
in the dark,
looking beyond guilty."

Justin Lamb said...

This is dark and I agree with much of it. I don't have all the proof that I would like to prove that the power-hungry perpetuate war but it certainly seems that way to me.

I really like this:

"Tunneling like rats,
in the dark,
looking beyond guilty.
Going to sway minds,

I doubt it"

Justin Lamb said...

This is dark and I agree with much of it. I don't have all the proof that I would like to prove that the power-hungry perpetuate war but it certainly seems that way to me.

I really like this:

"Tunneling like rats,
in the dark,
looking beyond guilty.
Going to sway minds,

I doubt it"

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Today in Canada, a radicalized and misguided man acted out the nightmare you write of here........at great cost. Our nation is reeling. The insanity is on our doorstep.

Other Mary said...

Love your title. I wish I could still be cynically optimistic! Good write.