Sunday, 24 May 2015

Cave People, 3000 AD OR A Global Consciousness, Epitome of (Wasted?) Second Chances

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True, humankind has achieved much since the beginning of time. I wonder,though, what future generations will have to say about all we didn’t do when we had the chance?

Hopefully, history and the human spirit's enduring capacity for love (in spite of its darker side) will continue give humankind - and the planet - a second chance, and more besides.

Hopefully...

CAVE PEOPLE, 3000 AD or  A GLOBAL CONCIOUSNESS, EPITOMY OF (WASTED?) SECOND CHANCES

Where temporal light concedes to darkness,
melting icecaps flood village, town, city,
may the same sheer love of life creating us
fuel its flame’s burning through eternity

Where prayer seems to fail us, God abscond
as we fall victim to worldly desires,
let there be candles lit all over this land
guiding us to kinder, far safer shores

Where we turn our backs on forest and beast,
without any thought for their tomorrows,
may one truly insightful generation at least
preserve humanity’s finer endeavours

Like bats winging their way through centuries,
needs must overcome a native blindness

Copyright R. N. Taber 2005; 2015

[Note: This poem has been  revised from an earlier version that appears in 1st eds. of A Feeling for the Quickness Of Time by R. N. Taber, Assembly Books, 2005; revised ed. in e-format in
preparation.]


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