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Movements of Beginnings

                                                                   written on time’s page
                                                        with finite syllables of dust
                                                  he spelled my heritage
                                           from earth to sky
                                     along an umbilical line of faith 

                                 we fluttered from the lips of fingers
                           fully form for purpose
                       written on an invisible calculus
                that bring monarchs where birth mark lingers
            and salmons somersaulting sluice and streams
      turtles, penguins, and herons white wings
netted in design with nested tabula rasa  mind 

I have an argument
   against the beginning begotten from a bang 
      before atom or element
         I have an argument against force and natural laws
             at work without mass or embodiment
                 for embryonic gravity or forces weak or strong
                    I have an argument
                        that the singularity could not become more than fragment
                           of energy again if a single atom explode 
                              its forces flocking away from fusion
                                 for energy fission to explode

                                  a theory 
                         flimsy as spiders web
                  dethroning my majesty gulped 
          in primeval slime unlinked history from love
  minimizing the particular time of our becoming on ships 
that met the stagnant eyes of swampy thoughts … shuddering 
                                    in vain
                     the whip cracks louder than pain -
             and on our black blistered backs … crumbling 
soils in desertification threw some syllables skywards for mercy
                               starvation winds with sickle clouds of rain  
                                 they lie again ... leaving us without inheritance
                                    for all our labors, lost, and grievance
                                      what bang can buck the strain 
                                          and bring us broken souls to glory again?


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  1. Date: 5/31/2009 2:39:00 AM
    Wonderful write ... and now one of my favourites

  1. Date: 5/28/2009 9:27:00 AM
    Omgaz this is one of the peices I RealsLove.You have the wickedest Structures and flows ive read.Keep it up!

  1. Date: 5/28/2009 7:05:00 AM
    A poem that is easily read and understood, and yet it hold so much teaching and so much muse within... Your writing powerfully evokes emotion from your reader repeatedly as ever, and I look forward to retruning to read piece after piece. Might I thank you for your encouraging words and thoughts on my writing, humbled. Kindest thoughts as ever, Anna-Marie.

  1. Date: 5/27/2009 6:57:00 AM
    Incredible ! springs to mind... bravo L'nass bravo !

  1. Date: 5/26/2009 5:57:00 PM
    I love the style and the journey of the poem, really wonderful..

  1. Date: 5/25/2009 8:03:00 AM
    Again, I can't tell you how much I appreciate that you take time to comment on my writing. I am so inspired by you and love to read your work also. Messages are deep, writing is brilliant and shows the intellectual artist, scientist, Peaceful Sage. Thoughtful Man. Many hugs ... I'm away to read more of your works!

  1. Date: 5/23/2009 5:42:00 PM
    We are making progress but the movement is so slow that generations pass. They taught us in school but they did not teach us acceptance and showed history with rose colored glasses. Keep writing. Vince

  1. Date: 5/23/2009 9:34:00 AM
    The intensity and message in this poem are amazing, Shango! And as always, you give us so much to think about. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 5/22/2009 12:31:00 PM
    I AM BLESSED TO HAVE SOMEONE OF YOUR TALENT COMMENT ON MY POEMS WE ARE DEFITYNITLY DIFFERENT IN STYLE BUT YOU INSPIRE ME GREATLY THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR COMMENTS IM HONORED

  1. Date: 5/22/2009 10:34:00 AM
    Wow! You are truly talented master! I am honored that you would lay your eye upon my humble work! I thank you sire, greatful I truly am! God bless, eduardo

  1. Date: 5/22/2009 9:47:00 AM
    Shango, thanks for your comments..now I need a dictionary to help me navigate through the wisdom that you have left me with..much respect from the most high place to a writer whom I admire from afar....one love.

  1. Date: 5/22/2009 7:42:00 AM
    You are such an amazingly gifted writer! Well done. Smiles from Lolita

  1. Date: 5/22/2009 4:52:00 AM
    wow ... you sure know how to work my brain!! the vision of this write ... is truly wonderful and interesting!! 'a theory flimsy as spider web' ... so much truth in one line!! bravO L'nass!!! ~ Arany

  1. Date: 5/21/2009 11:09:00 AM
    What a wonderful write and a very open mind ... I think you should call me friend I find you have me hooked as well lol beautiful work ... thank you so much for all the wonderful comments you left me you make me blush .. Love Jayne :)

  1. Date: 5/21/2009 7:19:00 AM
    Beautiful. Amazing. Interesteting. An Open MIND Is A Beautifrul Thing. Great Job. And Thank You For The Comments. Peace <3 BooBoo

  1. Date: 5/21/2009 7:05:00 AM
    Very interesting how you examine the beginning of life and pose "arguments" to scientific explanations. The way the slaves were treated is discraceful. Indeed, they were left "without inheritance." I like to think times are finally changing but that last verse is amazing. Great poem (as always from you)! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 5/21/2009 12:45:00 AM
    One for my favourites L'nass,the presentation is awesome as are your very valued comments yesterday of my poetry.Rgds Brian & thanks for your welcome comments

  1. Date: 5/20/2009 5:01:00 PM
    You my dear, are out of this world. thank goodness for like-mindedness. I feel at home in your poetry. amazing. love, Kristin

  1. Date: 5/20/2009 11:48:00 AM
    Simply amazed at the talent you possess and your creativity. Blessings to you and TY for your comments on Support From Above

  1. Date: 5/19/2009 6:26:00 PM
    ....In purple linen~From the story "Christ" told, in The Book of Luke~Smile~That shall be their eternity, in Abrahams bossom...."I Love You~And, I Always Will~'You' Are My Favorite Writer!!!":):)~So, "Beautiful Poem~Straight From Your Beautiful Soul~'My Love Always To You & Your Loves, Forever, John!!!"~"Have A Very Glorious Day My Friend!!!":):) Bye ~

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