Declaration and Demands

[Seated At A Cherrywood Desk En His Uncle’s Tuscan Villa, The Divine Messenger Puts His Bamboo Quill 2 A Blank Sepia Page. En A Writing Vox, Born Of Love And Courage, He Authors A Declaration And Then A Litany Of Demands On The Present World And Its Amoral Pantheon.] WE choose 2 not defile our […]

The Dawn

A crack en the veneer, We so carefully crafted, Reveals a wasteland once hidden Behind the ramparts of our vanity’s shame A wasteland where We are neither kind Nor generous 2 ourselves A wasteland where Brutes dig en their heels and Shadows dwell And the only Hell Is the Hell we make! {Two-Beat Pause} A […]

Love (20Seventeen)

From ev’rything u read And ev’rything u see It is easy 4 one 2 reason That Love is absent That Love is on the run From Anger, Pride, and Fear That Love has abandoned us (2 a dire Fate, a loveless State) And her daughters, Mercy and Grace, are not here But lo, a jug […]

Aftermath

En the aftermath, Ashes remain Alongside numbness And the lack of will 2 do what is right, decent, and just As does a forge of queries When the beast rears its head Are we too far gone 4 Mercy 2 find us? Are we too far gone 4 Grace 2 guide us? Are we too […]

A Herder’s Wish 4 20Seventeen

The tiniest girl w/ The tiniest freckles and The tiniest palms en The tiniest garten embraces The tiniest flower Whose petals emit the Light of A billion shores w/en A billion worlds w/en A billion stars w/en A billion galaxies .   .   .   or more © The Herder 20Seventeen  

Lines

Lines of division, ignorance, and hate Olde lines, crooked lines (long thought dead and buried) Festering lines drawn anew w/ fresh ink Lines 4 which despots clandestinely issue a call most venal A call 2 strike at the soul of Edin 2 strike at the heart of the People [The Folk Aside.] The way we […]

BuddhaPrayer Nr.2

Awakened One Perfect One Radiant One We are all doing what we think we ought 2 and We are all losing ground (losing faith) Tho’ we hold the mala Tho’ we recite the hallowed refrains Until their syllables, en our throats, quake [Aside.] Whatever it takes, mama / Whatever it takes 4 Nag 2 enflate […]

Faith

En this Kali Yuga En this Age of Degeneration En this Age of Iron En this Age of Contraction En this Age of Scarcity En this splintered age En this Age of Division En this suffering age En this Age of Fear En this soul-less age En this Age of Thralldom En this dark age […]

New Atlantis / Darkness

New Atlantis En this Age of Degeneration En this Age of Iron New Atlantis burns And its citizenry is under siege By vandals who have sworn 2 their liege, Stables and ramparts Of stained glass and carbon steel shall fall! New Atlantis burns And its barrister kings, Content w/ excessive posturing Content w/ feeding souls […]