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Poem Details | by Albert Ahearn
Categories: death,warwork,earth,work,

Extinction

The Past

A pristine blue sky
Mirrored agrarian lives 
Living with nature.

Their work was always difficult
But that never seemed to matter.
Their crops were all that counted most:
Enough to feed the family
In good times as well as the bad 
Everyone loved their plot of land.
They knew it meant their survival
So the hard work was the trade-off. 
What developed was mutual
Respect: an interconnection
Whereby one affects the other;
But then one day a cloud appeared:
A black, menacing, looming cloud   
Foretelling future misfortune.

The Present

The industrial
Revolution dawned under
This foreboding cloud.

Machines began to do the work 
That man and beasts for eons had
Performed with blood, sweat and tears.
His work was easier to do
But soon discovered that he had 
Become an industrial slave.
A mere symbiotic creature:
His nature was parasitic.
He no longer had in himself
The oneness and independence
That he had always called his own.  
He’d become fat and ignorant 
Living by his own destructive
Philosophy: hedonism.

The future

The sky is poisoned
As well as the land and the seas.
The earth was dying.

Through Mans continuous neglect
The earth became terminally
Ill. It was no longer able  
To sustain the needs of Mankind.
War broke out all over the globe
Millions killed, many more had starved
To death; billions soon will follow
Billions more after that. The stench
Of rotting flesh has overwhelmed
Those able to live another
Hopeless day, gasped the putrid air
Futile murmurings continued  
Until silenced by the guns
The ultimate judicature. 

An eerie silence
Prevailed and all that was heard
Was screeching vultures.


Poem Details | by Leon Enriquez
Categories: dedication,

REASONS

Dawn hurls
Day in re-birth;
Touching moments


Light kisses earth
Touch of magic;
A new dawn


Daylight removes
Deep darkness;
Birdsong greeting


Waiting
Is over now;
Illumination comes


Morning delight
Sparkling beauty;
Nature reveals secrets


Sunshine
Postures anew;
Life's philosophy


Fresh ideas
Pleasant coinage;
Adrenaline rush


Words queue
Symbols transit;
Transient exploits


Fresh insights
Emerge and endow;
Humanity barters


Lovely day
To do nothing;
Just observe happenings


Take a break
From mere doing;
Slip into happiness


Leon Enriquez
31 Mar 2014
Singapore


Poem Details | by Leon Enriquez
Categories: analogy,

MURMURINGS 2


Dewdrops on grass verge
Morning apparitions;
Welcome for sunrise


Two stray cats
Territorial panther black;
Tiger shades strides proudly


Old house by stadium
Looks lovely by road view;
Memories return like spring


Son and new daughter
Marriage works well;
Relatives celebrate union


Morning appertif
Lemongrass and ginger;
Brilliant concortion


Skyscraper sentinels
Stand guard silently;
Real estate prices escalate


Glimpses of Nirvana
In the Here and Now;
Just raise awareness


Like it or not
Karma is a-happening;
Cause flings effect


Deep philosophy
The Masters revealed:
Love is the solution


Leon Enriquez
24 July 2014
Singapore