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THE REIGNS' OF ANCIENT ERAS'

we 'mark' indifference with our teachings

and dream of flowers beneath the breeze

with calloused hands we cup the sunlight

and pray for the reigns we'd hoped to seize

 

the days from yesteryear fade slowly

upon a blade of grass the 'dew' declines

and fevered kisses turn up missing

upon dark roads dust grows and climbs

 

a fabled future shows no mercy

fate cannot promise all in haste

so while we wait beside the roadways

we challenge 'hope', so brief, so chaste

 

if we hold 'truth' up like a banner

we come to stand for friends and foes

for the wider world is like a 'forest'

where amber rays turn leaves aglow

 

we 'mark' indifference with our teachings 

while gazing 'outward' beyond the breach

PARK Et. al.

FIRE
MINUS
ICE

my scolded sun

emperor of thy snow

aroused by flint and steel

 

impressions buried deep

smoldering headlines

singed in memories skin

 

branded images

the beginning

and root

of desire

 

to reign 

raging and uncontained

scorching;

incinerating

reason

BEYOND

THE SILVER LAKES

By Mary Margaret Park Et. al

the sun has come to stake its claim

against the winter snow

its brightness flashed a counter measure

that treads the heavens rows

a burning blade shall be its harvest

all across the land

as workers gaze across the fields

they hold up empty hands

a kinder day doth awaits beyond horizons glen

 

in days ahead the worlds ascension

unites the fatherland

the bluest flame, its amber seal

hold the promises of old

the chambers now bereft of kings

draw peoples to the fold

 

a mighty warrior stands to fight

as evils spread in haste

to smite the swords of greed’s assemblage

beyond the silver lakes