Black Poetry : Train of Progress

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  1. WindWalker

    WindWalker Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    TRAIN OF PROGRESS

    By spilled blood oiled;
    by captive dreams driven;
    by stacks of green pulp fed,
    the mad train of progress,
    carrying its privileged passengers
    at warp speed to nowhere,
    charges madly along its finite ochre track
    laid down by worker-slaves moonlighting.

    A rumbling shakes the earth;
    black smoke belches in the evening sky;
    a mournful whistle blows:
    for all must see, all must hear
    the passage of that awful train
    of progress...

    A patient earth
    has endured many long years
    since the tracks were first laid
    and the train set in motion
    to encircle the planet in a vise-like grip:
    but lo! Where have they gone,
    those hallowed times
    of progress?
    Only a skeleton crew remains
    in desperation seeking
    to keep the mad machine rolling.
    Many passengers have had to dis-embark
    as their stacks of green pulp became ashes;
    the flow of innocent blood is fast drying up,
    and many a captive has broken free
    of the baleful hypnotic eye.

    Denied its lies, its blood, its green pulp
    the train is slowing down
    as a refreshing wind blows gently
    over the earth's healing wounds
    sowing peace and harmony
    in its wake
    but sitting sadly on a rusting track
    the morbid still bemoan the passing
    of that killer train
    of progress!
     
  2. Mr marion

    Mr marion Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Yes!

    tell it da way it is!.. feling this flow poet....
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    wow! dis breeze

    is real here i feel ya walking in da wind
    say it loud so one know!
     
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    epiphany Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Windwalker........

    A masterpiece.......u have written..
    in this poem of mass destruction.


    Epiphany :heart:
     
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