What if the whole world just held hands?
United as one
Those who opposed, fell off
Disintegrated into the sun
The only thing left of evil was ash
The only thing left on earth was people with passion
Heart for Mother Nature
Caring for their fellow human being
Common considerate behavior
Contribution towards humane higher plane of consciousness
Pity the nation that is full of beliefs and empty of religion.
Pity the nation that wears a cloth it does not weave
and eats a bread it does not harvest.
Pity the nation that acclaims the bully as hero,
and that deems the glittering conqueror bountiful.
Pity a nation that despises a passion in its dream,
yet submits in its awakening.
Pity the nation that raises not its voice
save when it walks in a funeral,
boasts not except among its ruins,
and will rebel not save when its neck is laid
between the sword and the block.
Pity the nation whose statesman is a fox,
whose philosopher is a juggler,
and whose art is the art of patching and mimicking
Pity the nation that welcomes its new ruler with trumpeting,
and farewells him with hooting,
only to welcome another with trumpeting again.
Pity the nation whose sages are dumb with years
and whose strongmen are yet in the cradle.
Pity the nation divided into fragments,
each fragment deeming itself a nation.
Gibran, the Garden of the Prophet
Hoopla with contagious, cankers of white
A glacial danger zone
Biting, brethren, lilting in midnight sounds
Bonded by bonfires…existing with little frills or thrills
Three winks out the door and winter has put on a thong
Discontent and deliverance have met in a song
Insurgents bring up the rear…sinking in muddied banks
Clamoring with suspicion about ‘what just went on.’
Do they got a 57 Chevy in the yard?
Do they remember 8 tracks?
Do they say their Hail Mary’s?
Do they fear their environment?
Have they heard of sit-ins’ and Negros to the back?
Have they seen the needle in the spoon?
Stranger, stranger, where have you been?
Should I trust you?
What are the sacraments?
Will we both, continue to pretend, friend?