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Terence George Craddock (Spectral Images and Images Of Light)

Alternating Time-Scales

alternating time-scales
impose creeping ultra realities
upon narcotic selected dreams
socially construed realities

suddenly material plane
is as instant immaterial

as a universe of atoms
containing dimensional illusion

of solidity inherent
in each specific object
defined in nature's webs

all life indeed is but a dream
until the nightmare comes
on earth fear four horsemen
ride pitilessly over dark third

world catastrophe countries
dreams perish within war realms
perish in hungry mouths
death starved flesh minds

famine reinforced
with cholera,
malaria, diarrhea, typhoid,
scarlet fever, measles

compete as cyclic epidemics
epidemics sweep across aids
ravished infected Africa weeps;
remorseless west television watches

skulls gleam inanimate
in sunlight unseen by lost legions
already needlessly dead;
unmoved west television watches

when will humanity
pass a compassion
law forbidding indifference?

instead of deleting differences
ethnic groups religions
due to traditional values
of rage, anger, hate, greed,

coveting land resources
belonging to foreign others
stealing their oil incomes
homes, food, water, lives,

how long will people neglected
be forced to live die like vermin?
when will we raise all children
for love life sensuous rewards?

to assist children
in growing sane
strong safe vibrant
in radiant health

Copyright © Terence George Craddock
Written in April 2000 on the 11.4.2000.

Submitted: Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Edited: Wednesday, April 25, 2012
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  • Eric Cockrell (4/25/2012 11:26:00 AM)

    'when will humanity pass a compassion law forbidding indifference? ...' awesome lines, the cold shock of truth! (Report) Reply

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