Sunday, April 24, 2011

The First Step

The First Step

I am standing in a doorway.
It opens onto a vast horizon of cosmic beauty.
Nearby our own Nature is busily doing what it is meant to do.
Fulfilling it's destiny.

Some creatures live only a few days.
Some live for over a thousand years.
The world is poised to see what direction we all take
when we take that step into the next phase of existence.

We have the power to create a paradise on Earth.
And we have the power to totally destroy the whole planet.
A toss of the dice.
But who holds the dice?

It certainly is not me or anyone I know.
How can they do what they are doing without one thought
to the consequences of their actions?
They somehow think that lies and appearances are all that matter.

It goes much deeper than that.
How many others are standing in this same doorway?
Pondering the future of mankind and every other species of life
on this planet?

I feel a hollow place in my heart and a sadness for all the creatures
who are going to die without ever knowing why and through no
fault of their own. Do the corporate Puppet-masters know something
we don't know?
Do they have another planet already picked out and made livable
so that when this one goes they will just leave us to die and be gone.

I would like to live to see the Destroyers be brought to justice.
I don't think I will see that.
Not because it is so far away in the future but because I think
when the time comes there will be so much chaos that it will be
every man for himself.

It may turn out that after the dust settles in a few thousand years
Some survivors of the change will re-create a world where people and
animals and Earth all live as one creature.
Hopefully the sins of mankind will have evolved out of us.

Do you think that there is a possibility that it will happen this way?

I cannot see the future but I feel that we have dropped the straw
that breaks the camel's back.

He's the same camel that has to pass through the eye of the needle.

I do not feel very optimistic personally.

It seems a shame to waste a perfectly good Earth....

© 2011 Philip G. DeLoach

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Don't Go There

Don't Go There

You look at a handsome face, chiseled features and
eyes that see into your very soul.
He smiles a pleasant smile ... Just like an Undertaker.

He shows you all of your options and benefits galore.
His words lull you with his double-talk.

You look at him and he looks so normal
but something is not right.
As you look at him you glance past him
through the open window behind him.

A Raven sits perched on a post outside.
Unmoving except for the occasional blinking of his eyes.
You do not know how but you know he is there to warn you.

The lure of what the stranger says fills your mind and takes
your reason.
It all sounds right. It all sounds great and best of all it doesn't
cost you a cent.

All you have to do is follow his instructions.

Just as you start to sign your name you happen to glance
toward the window. You see the Raven again.
His mouth is moving but no sound is heard.

But somehow, someway, you know that what he is saying is ...

Don't go there.

© 2011 Philip G. DeLoach

Monday, April 4, 2011

Wake Me When The War Is Over

Wake me When the War is Over

If I happen to be asleep as the bombs start dropping
and the Earth starts to split and spew forth the toxins we have filled her with.
When the Great Lakes merge with the Great Mississippi
please just let me sleep.

I won't mind missing the colored lights and fireworks displays.
I won't mind seeing country after county submerge to become future myths like Atlantis.
After all, the sights and sounds are just ripples in time and in the greater scheme of things only a whisper of What Could Have Been turning into What Never Happened.

I will miss my keepsakes. The faded photos of a family that never really existed for me.
Little gadgets and Gizmos that whir and spin and do nothing much of value except to entertain a child. The valuable things in life are the things you cannot keep forever. You eventually have to turn them in or give them away.

You think you are in control of your life. You think that destiny and the desires of other have no effect on you. Don't be fooled. Every flick of the web affects every other strand.
You sneeze and a Galaxy dies. But it lives on as a Supernova that creates new suns and planets that grow and die again.

When you hear the thud and the zing and the bang of the bullets hitting walls ricocheting and hitting the sides of automobiles think of raindrops on roses and let me sleep the sleep of all dreamers who came before and dreamed better futures for us all.
Maybe those futures will really materialize. They may exist already. We just can't see them. Let me drift down that calm river into the shadows of the places of history and fantasy where King Arthur and Merlin once walked the Earth.

This world is too real. It is insane and dirty and tortured by the humans who infect it with their incessant greed and corruption. How do we expect the world to keep tolerating the abuse we are inflicting upon it? Do the rich have another planet they have already prepared to take them in when this planet is no longer livable?

We have seen great civilizations come and go. Over thousands of years. They follow the same path always thinking that the same fate does not await them. We are smarter than the ancients. We are actually more ignorant and more callous than any civilization that has ever existed.

I just want to be dreaming of worlds where greed, violence, lust for power do not exist. I do think that it is possible but not in this world. I think we have gone too far into the hate and corruption to atone or make amends. I think our time is just about over here.
If I am asleep, no matter where I am, please wake me when the war is over.

© 2011 Philip G. DeLoach