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The Wakening World

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The Wakening World

A new world spins kaleidoscopic, a whorl of color in revolt.
Oceans quake malleable, molding into fissures of tectonic hunger,
ravaging the deep, stirring the primal need depressing
populations’ unseen to the denizens of land, disregarded in man’s wake.
From the diatom, to the whale, from the single cell to the open hand 
from the sun, to the stars, to the mushroom bomb, we’ve light.

Within the orb of eye, retinal flares of light,
an inside-out, upside-down, yin and yang revolution
juxtaposing wealth with poverty, as throngs rise   asking for hand
outs,  aching with a human need to know, hungering.
Childhood has ended, the tell-tale snake does wake.
Death’s rattle will subside, as the head eats the tail of depression.

Communication will become the global antidepressant.
Natives in aboriginal huts and Inuit in igloos will see the light.
There will be no holding back the tide for hand in hand, each cell wakes.
No longer can knowledge be withheld. “Phone home,” a revolutionary
cry, the tit will not be ripped from the lips of hungering
humanity, the tyrant and the saint juxtaposed, their time at hand.

Instant communication, shall scrape the barnacles of blight handily.
The stroke of finger tip to key shall depress
and ignorance will flee, freeing the hungry
for the way out ,the way up, the key, light-heartedly
heads bowed in prayer, we shall revolt.
Let tyranny be eaten, and righteousness wake.

On the egg of earth, we float in celestial wakes.
Solar tides stir the shards of glass raising death’s hand.
Round and round the top spins each revolution
forced by the pumping thump of rods depressed
rods magnetized and charged with lightening
for we all hunger.

Each evolution a revolution, each thirst quenched brings new hunger.
Repression will never depress the desire to wake,
nor, will the fisted hand ever bring the light.

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  1. Date: 5/10/2012 10:08:00 PM
    *Communication will become global Antidepressant*......WoW!!!

  1. Date: 5/10/2012 11:57:00 AM
    Wow....you went above and beyond in descriptions galore!! Such thought and imagination went into this...... Amazing job...deserves a huge congrats!!

  1. Date: 5/10/2012 11:00:00 AM
    Congratulations on your placement in Tracie's "A New World" contest Debbie. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/10/2012 8:40:00 AM
    Wow Debbie. Well done. Congratuations

  1. Date: 5/10/2012 7:13:00 AM
    Debbie congrats on your win..David

  1. Date: 11/26/2011 10:10:00 PM
    This is a world class poem,Debbie.This poem is rich and fantastic... touching all aspect of our lives from politics to science,religion to social, economy to education,nature and emotions.You`ve been able to show great dexterity in this write.Kudos to you my good friend.I am proud of you.keep flying....may be you`ll teach me how to write this form of poetry....Hahaha...

  1. Date: 11/26/2011 11:27:00 AM
    Well Debbie,, i pick up the light..i think also you have pointed out the see-saw..or teeter-totter. Is that the right spelling..? of unforseen negative input i was deeply impressed by the content, and it is so good to have read..!

  1. Date: 11/24/2011 1:04:00 AM
    Awesome Debbie, keep at it, happy Thanks Giving!

  1. Date: 11/20/2011 1:56:00 PM
    The Headmistress strikes gold with this fantastic piece. It's like reading Tolkein. An absolute joy to read Debbie, and I'll always be your shining knight by your side. Have a lovely Sunday :)

  1. Date: 11/17/2011 7:41:00 PM
    if light prevails, this will come to pass....if not, then eternity will wallow in suffering, your treatise here is brave...I hope it arrives...love, jimbo

  1. Date: 11/16/2011 4:34:00 PM
    Debbie, you've been working on this one?somehow, by the end of the poem, I lost the purpose of immediate communications. I would have liked to have seen the end result of that. The whole poem is loaded with some very strong lines, such as the last line, for example. Awesome poem, Deb. Hugs, catie :)

  1. Date: 11/16/2011 3:06:00 PM
    Debbie, You are on it today, ride the mystic wind. Tony