may we all be heard
words are bells
let them ring!

Thom World Poet Austin, Texas, USA
Global Radical networker and activist for promoting the live Creative Arts,
at every possible opportunity, especially in his home-city, Austin, Texas, USA

Monday, January 9, 2012


Socrates was accused of "corrupting Athenian youth"
Hemlock administered via his own hands.
Plato wrote about this moral choice
thus all our Socratic wisdom is second-hand

If moral dilemmas are mere allegories
Questions of "good"and "evil"mere philosophy
Explain those civilians dead by their own hands
Suicide bombers/child soldiers/conscriptees

Questioning matters-lives are in our hands
Moral choices are the very food we eat-
e-numbers,junk diets,media soundbites
make us addicted to soporific simplicities

Verbal placebos conceal strapped bombs beneath
The cloak of cliches kills by contact
If "truth"can be apprehended only via belief
Best then to avoid all religions

Yet in our human "four score years and ten"
we can apprehend meaning as addiction
Philosophy may be revered as science
posing new dilemmas for our human condition

We are always @ Ground Zero."The terrorists are winning"
Knowledge is censored,inquiry forbidden
Until we can ask the hardest questions
No unredacted answers will be forthcoming

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