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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


Poem Details | by Leon Enriquez
Categories: blessing,

TIMELY FRAGMENTS



Old Jambu tree
Still bearing fruits;
Generous delights

~~~~~~~~~


NDP crowd
Massive tapestry;
Community celebration

~~~~~~~~~


Each passing year
Affirms our country;
Diversity in oneness

~~~~~~~~~


We celebrate
Our little red dot;
Gratitude remembers

~~~~~~~~~


So much to see
So little time;
Familiar complaint

~~~~~~~~~


Fireworks display
After The Pledge;
Poignant philosophy

~~~~~~~~~


Politics means action
Mere words concede;
Happy results count

~~~~~~~~~


Propaganda campaign
True to life stories gel;
Go beyond good intentions

~~~~~~~~~


Today is
Another day;
Celebrate well

~~~~~~~~~


Doing well
Sparkles fine zest;
Learning outcomes tell

~~~~~~~~~


Live telecast
Nation on parade;
Our thanksgiving prayer

~~~~~~~~~


Rainbow colours here
Yellow, brown and black;
Many shades and tints abide

~~~~~~~~~


Here lies
Our hopes and dreams;
KPIs fashion

~~~~~~~~~


New happenings
Here and there;
Changing vistas

~~~~~~~~~


Demand feeds supply
Expensive real estate;
Living costs escalate

~~~~~~~~~


Rumour mongers
Offers of high returns;
Just before a crash

~~~~~~~~~


Irony joins cynicism
Reality check puzzling;
Market trends deceive

~~~~~~~~~


Moody mindset
Reverse psychology;
Groggy outcomes

~~~~~~~~~


Growing old
Can be worrisome;
Living expenses skyrocket

~~~~~~~~~


This little island home
Where dreams still thrive;
God bless Singapore

~~~~~~~~~


Uniquely different
Quirky tempos preside;
Famous since 1965

~~~~~~~~~


Oh my country
How do I love thee?
Face, maze and grace

~~~~~~~~~


All in due time
I hear your ancient rhymes;
Especially the road signs!

~~~~~~~~~


August 9th each year
I join with my friends;
Celebrate homecoming here

~~~~~~~~~


Wherever I go
A Singlish word spurs
Feelings of home

~~~~~~~~~


Once I was in Las Vegas,
Diner at a Chinese restaurant;
Felt good at Singlish overheard

~~~~~~~~~


Home is where heart
Lives with love: Singapore --
Always in my heart

~~~~~~~~~




Leon Emriquez
09 August 2014
Singapore


(Notes: Jambu = A local fruit that grows all
year round; Jambu is the local Malay name
for a species of Guava fruit common to
Singapore and Malaysia.

NDP = National Day Parade in Singapore;
Each year on August 9th, Singaporeans celebrate
our country's independence.

KPIs = Key Performance Factors are goals or
benchmarks to measure performance in scales
that are measurable, especially to chart progress.

Singlish = A local coinage or dialect that borrows
from English and other local mother tongues to
derive a local colloquial slant known as Singlish.)