Theresa Haffner

Rookie - 81 Points (August 25,1945 / Plainwell, Michigan)

The Message - Poem by Theresa Haffner

THE MESSAGE…
is in the wires
telephone wires
telegraph wires
THE MESSAGE…
is coming closer
you can hear it humming
across the mountains
across the desert
across the valleys
across the alley-ways
into the people
THE MESSAGE…
is getting stronger
it’s coming longer
you can almost hear it
you can almost see it
it’s in the air
it’s everywhere
it’s THE MESSAGE…
it’s on the TV
it’s in the news
it’s on the front page
it’s in the headlines
it’s in the gossip columns
it’s on the late night talk shows
THE MESSAGE…
is on the airwaves
it’s on the radio
it’s beaming everywhere
from the broadcast tower
it’s on the short wave
wireless transmission
satellite transmission
it’s THE MESSAGE…
it’s on the highway
it’s in the fast lane
it’s in the horsepower
it’s in the octane
it’s in the motorcars
it’s in the diesel truck
it’s in the station wagon
it’s on the transit lines
it’s on the interstate
it’s THE MESSAGE…
it’s in the airways
it’s on the railways
it’s in the locomotive engine
you can hear them throbbing
you can hear them turning
it’s a mass vibration
it’s a thunderous occasion
spinning out the message
THE MESSAGE..
it’s on the phonograph
it’s in the autograph
it’s 3-D sensational
it’s in pornography
it’s on the movie screen
it’s THE MESSAGE…
it’s loud and clear
it’s in the air raid shelter
it’s on the launching pad
it’s in the rocket blast
it’s in the message
it’s in the message
it’s THE MESSAGE…
it now is being heard
you can listen for it
hear the message
you can almost feel it
you can almost touch it
soon it will be understood
across the oceans
across the continents
city to city
person to person
the message is being heard
THE MESSAGE..
it’s a vibration
mass communication
it’s in the space age
it’s in the brain waves
electron microscope
digital microchip
interplanetary rocket ship
a lunar landing
it’s THE MESSAGE…
it’s in the people
hear it in their voices
see it in their faces
it’s in their laugher
their tears and smiles
it’s coming by land and sea
a thousand miles
THE MESSAGE…
will it be heard by you?
will it come to see us through?
can it still reach us yet?
can it get through to us yet?
it’s THE MESSAGE…
it shall be known by all
it shall be told by all
it shall bring the truth
to everyone great and small
it’s THE MESSAGE…
the starry night
the icy dynamo
the whirling whirlwind
the volcanic lava flow
a distant aeon’s time
get ready for it
ready to receive it
across your synapse
in your own hometown
calling out your first name
can you hear THE MESSAGE?
can you see THE MESSAGE?
telephone wire
telegraph wire
it’s calling for you
it’s THE MESSAGE…
it’s THE MESSAGE…
it’s THE MESSAGE…
it’s THE MESSAGE…

it’s THE MESSAGE!


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Poem Submitted: Friday, April 13, 2007

Poem Edited: Monday, February 14, 2011


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