A Remnant Remains

What Remains
by
Rick Folker
June, 2017
Kansas City, MO

When the crowd clamors
And the tocsin clangs

When the mighty and powerful
Crush the weak, the vulnerable,
The poverty that chains and shames

When fear fights fiercely
With the menacing gang
Silencing the prophets
With their poisonous slang

When the refugee seeks safety
Those sojourners are met with a
Door slamming
And a deafening bang!

When these omens and portents are
The normal sturm und drang
Of a soul-less people clinging to
Myths of endless positive change

When all of these mindless, pointless, 
Endless
Strife-filled days
Divide and dwindle down

To the ashes of the last 
Death pangs

A Remnant Remains
A Remnant Remains

And life and love are reborn and return
Again! and Again! and Again!

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017




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Date: 12/4/2017 7:27:00 AM
thanks Richard and Darlene!!!
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Date: 10/12/2017 8:33:00 AM
Kind of like the Rising of the Phoenix. I enjoyed this piece.
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Date: 9/23/2017 6:18:00 PM
Wellsaid.
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