Arose

En this post-modern age Of the Iron Clockwork Of the social, political charade Of the heart coarsen’d by hate The contraction of man’s most degenerate impulse Is a grievous, involuntary response Post-modern man, He works so hard 2 be a destroyer of all-things That happen 2 reside outside his experience, Beyond the reach of his […]

The Dawn

A crack en the veneer, We so carefully crafted, Reveals a wasteland once hidden Behind the ramparts of our vanity’s shame A wasteland where We are neither kind Nor generous 2 ourselves A wasteland where Brutes dig en their heels and Shadows dwell And the only Hell Is the Hell we make! {Two-Beat Pause} A […]

Love (20Seventeen)

From ev’rything u read And ev’rything u see It is easy 4 one 2 reason That Love is absent That Love is on the run From Anger, Pride, and Fear That Love has abandoned us (2 a dire Fate, a loveless State) And her daughters, Mercy and Grace, are not here But lo, a jug […]

Aftermath

En the aftermath, Ashes remain Alongside numbness And the lack of will 2 do what is right, decent, and just As does a forge of queries When the beast rears its head Are we too far gone 4 Mercy 2 find us? Are we too far gone 4 Grace 2 guide us? Are we too […]

A Herder’s Wish 4 20Seventeen

The tiniest girl w/ The tiniest freckles and The tiniest palms en The tiniest garten embraces The tiniest flower Whose petals emit the Light of A billion shores w/en A billion worlds w/en A billion stars w/en A billion galaxies .   .   .   or more © The Herder 20Seventeen  

BuddhaPrayer Nr.2

Awakened One Perfect One Radiant One We are all doing what we think we ought 2 and We are all losing ground (losing faith) Tho’ we hold the mala Tho’ we recite the hallowed refrains Until their syllables, en our throats, quake [Aside.] Whatever it takes, mama / Whatever it takes 4 Nag 2 enflate […]

New Atlantis / Darkness

New Atlantis En this Age of Degeneration En this Age of Iron New Atlantis burns And its citizenry is under siege By vandals who have sworn 2 their liege, Stables and ramparts Of stained glass and carbon steel shall fall! New Atlantis burns And its barrister kings, Content w/ excessive posturing Content w/ feeding souls […]