OUR RETURN TO CIVILITY

OUR RETURN TO CIVILITY

Where art thou,

Mutual trust

And

Mutual benefit?

Our belied

Goodness,

forming

Legacies

of

Blame and

Fear,

Leave us

Bereft

Of

Soul

And

Substance.

Orphaned

Into neurotic

Repetitions

Of fragmented

Moments

Dripping with

Tension

And

Anxiety,

Our hope

Potential,

And presence,

Defaulted into

Powerlessness

and muted

Wasteland,

We have forsaken

Our omnipresent

Awareness;

We have neglected

To confront our

Narcissistic

Shadowlands.

We march headlong

Into a collective

Ocean of

Blind

Illusions.

This need not

Be our destiny!

We can mend.

The embers of

Soul and Spirit

Cannot be denied.

It is our time

To awaken

And turn about.

Now is our hour

Of recognition.

Our swords of

Pointless projection

Scream for

Their return

Into sturdy

Ploughshares.

The choice is ours—

Our healing

And Nature’s Way

Or

Our demise.

-Hal Edwards

Wauconda

January 30, 2014