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

Thursday, March 29, 2012

grief and gratitude

Niobe(there is no noble death-all is waste
tears will not return a murdered son,Treyvon
Unnumbered Afghani women and children
buried under stones and flags
their relatives paid a blood debt
We cannot afford loss(nor stop/loss
All death diminishes us.Birth can never catch up
Rebirth waits with gratitude flowers
to be shared with living gardens
Water them with your tears for all unnecessary casualties
We can all get along.Greeks created tragedy
now have austerity..We invade and get blown away.
Wounded warriors realize the myth of invincibility
There is still earth ,water,air,fire,food,shelter,work to share
Our steps lead us either together or..

TONIGHT (he left

after lapsing in and out of breath
for years,diminishing speech
his bright mind still steel cages
now more air between and gone!
He left his skin behind tonight
and we can never talk with him-just of
Bright deeds shine best with living loveliness
The rest is death.

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