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It Wasn't Always Like This

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It Wasn't Always Like This

The world is shaking with a voice like thunder
A unified declaration 
We must build

Somewhere there is an opening 
A gap in the noisy tumult 
Clear air. No smog to block the smiling moon
Or lights to challenge the night
Just passing clouds

We build our cities to the sky
We make our livestock in a factory 
The strong arm of progress flexes boldly 
Our space is narrowed 

As the offspring of the earth beat down what's left
A wise man stretches forth his ears to the sound of raindrops on the soil
His eyes seek out the pack of wolves
And the school of fish
He fills his lungs with fresh air from a fading supply
He looks to the untouched wilderness
And he remembers who we were 

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  1. Date: 10/6/2011 10:37:00 AM
    Wow your words and their arrangement really made me feel - and think. You are a deep feeling man Kyle w lots to offer. Dawn from the Train

  1. Date: 8/24/2011 12:50:00 AM
    Really enjoyed this, Kyle. I like your crisp style.

  1. Date: 8/17/2011 2:37:00 PM
    very factual poetry Kyle.. reminiscent of yesterday when things were clear and fresh .. now everything processed and full of preservatives.. this is progress we assume.. intense and dramatic creativity luv..

  1. Date: 8/17/2011 1:28:00 PM
    Thank you for sharing your creative poetry with us Kyle. I will be back another time to read more. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/16/2011 11:21:00 PM
    Hi Kyle, your sensive verse on the disintegration of society and the need to get back to nature touched me. You did a lovely work with this.

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    Date: 8/17/2011 1:27:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you elizabeth! I appreciate that you took the time to read this!
  1. Date: 8/16/2011 9:28:00 PM
    PS Was your middle name in homage of Ezra Pound?

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    Date: 8/17/2011 1:26:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you cyndi, for your kind comment :) I To answer your question: The name Ezra, for me, came from the Bible. Ezra is the name of one of the books in the Old Testament.
  1. Date: 8/16/2011 9:27:00 PM
    Great work, Kyle. Especially enjoyed the last line. So sad how true your words ring. Keep on Keepin' on, from Cyndi