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The village road

The village road The milky road stretches a mile Fresh tea for ducks and fishes is ready Rolling wheels are the new hull. Frogs with umbrellas and tadpoles in armour, They risk for adventure. Snails and crickets singing as they march, Fireflies in queue for oil, Leeches free loading as they hitch rides. This road is a river This pool was a dustbowl. Heavy vessels transporting rocks For the road from Istanbul to Tokyo. Who cares for the lungs? Who cares for the feet? Who listens to the weeping trees? Who listens to the raindrops? This is the promised land Where storms brew milk tea Sun blows Sahara sands Clouds flood the fields And moon bends the streams. Three inches of rain, Thirty inches of heel, Eight miles to plain trouser, One foot at a time from village, And dozens of craters. My, oh my, here to run around, There to shield from splashes. There is enough dough for thousand bread Fools run the house, Riches destroy the way, Few think, many speak, Trees are clueless burden Safety to foreign land is danger in my land Feeling proud as the sons of soil Looking mirror is the need. This road is a curse, This road is without clothes, Naked and trampled by humanity, None but the looters rejoice, It is the stairway to Tartarus of greed, Into the bottomless appetite for wealth, Never satisfied, never sacrificed, Not a highway to life, The reign in death peak, The root of daily sufferings. This light breeze is a welcome, This melts the stone, It shakes the rice field, It is a pleasing evening, Drizzle, drizzle, fishy air Does it have to stench aroma? The village road, The village rot.

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Date: 7/13/2020 12:08:00 PM
Often, our weak hands, and our hearts, mind and body and ever-emotional soul; all offered up and left unto the hands of our Creator, become the strength of great nations. Yet when any people within any nation will not offer all of themselves up unto this blessing above, within their treason, they are all swept up and offered away in parts, until they are nothing more, than a distant memory. This same choice, wonton, is all ours, within the consistent and continuing blessing of every moment.
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Elijah Chara
Date: 1/26/2021 1:54:00 AM
Yep, in our chase for convenience, we create more inconveniences