and post notes and photos about your poem like Gary Bateman.
Author's Notes: This Tercet poem, "A Progressive Shadow" is a more comprehensive follow-on write to another similar poem I did last year on October 16, 2014, entitled: "A World on Fire." A Progressive Shadow afforded me the opportunity, in retrospect, to expand upon the original troubling themes I touched on in A World on Fire. This new write focuses in more depth on the principal, daunting problems facing all of us collectively in our world today. For those of you who may be interested in a write of this nature and magnitude, I cover at lot of ground. Of course, some things I cover and some things I say may or may not tickle your fancy. Nevertheless, this "Thinking-Person's Poem" is thought-provoking for sure and is intended by me to effect and to stimulate conversation. I truly believe that all of us as writers, artists, and poets have an obligation to act as a "Conscience of Mankind," when possible, especially in times when grave issues and problems face mankind and the greater world as a whole. I've said this before in other controversial topics I've undertaken in the past. Anyway, this poem speaks for itself, and from my view and vantage point it creates a mosaic, a macro snapshot, if you will, of the salient and most urgent historical and contemporary issues facing mankind and our world today. I'm sure I probably left some other issues out, but I did my best here to be as all-inclusive as possible. (Gary Bateman - October 29, 2015) (Unrhymed Tercet)
Categories: change, earth, history, international, introspection, nature, and war.