Don’t Just Murmur
Are we going to enter the ill-fated whirlpool
Of unintelligible madness,
And let calamitous folly anchor its obscure ships
In our harmonious hearts?
Are we going to follow the discerning star
Of glowing reason,
And allow lustrous wisdom institute its
In our tormented minds?
Are we going to constantly give fortified shelter
To detrimental fears
And permit fatal pessimism establish its
In our serene lives?
Are we going to evict, detrimental dread, from our
And relinquish vivifying optimism to enact its
All over our agonizing planet?
Are we going to stand, apathetically still in front
Of virtue’s constant devastation
And grant, tenebrous vice, permission to grow
Its abominable fruit of injustice
In our loving society?
Are we going to become vigorously implicated
In rectitude’s resurrection
By putting up a gallant fight, for the condemnation
Of dreary crime,
In our fearful world?
Are we going to let fading belief steadily degenerate
Our blazing ethics
And permit sinister infamy, build its damnable empire
In our mystic souls?
Are we going to work, with ever-expanding zeal
To revive glittering morality
By sanctioning compassion and regenerate
Kind-heartedness and order
In our caliginous society?
Are we going to sacrifice illustrious truth on the
Wicked altar of self-interest
And endure venomous lie undisturbed
In the midst of us?
Are we going to courageously strive against
By allowing rapturous veracity thrive and
Are we going to remain helpless pray of
And grand carnivorous war the permit to
Destroy and devour
Life on eternal earth?
Are we going to transform ourselves to
And give birth to everlasting peace and
For every fellow living being?
If your choice is the latter, my loving
Then, Don’t just murmur but
© Demetrios Trifiatis