Black Poetry : If The Rivers...

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  1. WindWalker

    WindWalker Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    IF THE RIVERS...


    If the rivers no longer flowed along
    their age-old paths across the earth...
    If all the fish vanished and all was left
    were empty canyons and dry gulches
    devoid of life...

    If man went walking there
    to take from the cracked earth
    his daily substinence,
    what would he find?

    If he cried in the scorching winds,
    for the rains to touch his parched throat
    and fill the empty streams,
    what would he receive?

    Nothing
    ...but the cackling, mocking echo of his greed
    the raging scream of his obsession to destroy–
    these, only these, would haunt his last footstep
    upon earth.

    And if ... if... Earth
    gave man back his life once more
    and he glimpsed the years beyond his passing,
    what would he see? What would he hear?

    A world teeming with life,
    filled with the music of cascading streams
    songs of birds never before seen,
    calls of animals returned
    from the womb of Creation
    to re-populate Eden.

    ...and what would man understand from this?
    Nothing!
    Nothing,
    for man it seems
    is still but a creature of habit.
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    well written of man

    work dem keyz of wisdom & reality;)
     
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    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    a bleak tale of the wisdom--or lack thereof--of man...

    but i'm feeling the flow...and you're right, man seems not to learn from its mistakes...he only take a different path to the same end.

    say what you say, poet.

    speak the words.
     
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    So true......

    never recognizing the beauty
    of their surroundings
    the pleasure it brings......


    Epiphany :heart:
     
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