WAYLOST

WAYLOST

 

There upon that intent star:
Trust of wandering men: of truth The most reminding witness: we fix our eyes also: waylost: the wanderers:

~ Macleish

 

Something is
Different

Something
Has changed

Perhaps
We are just
All worn out

Tired


From the fight

And we want
Peace


Sleep

But the enemy
Is still there

Waiting

And we
Are losing
Sight of
The dream

As we stare
Through vacant
Eyes

Lost ourselves


After losing
So much already

Lives &
Trust

Depth &
Meaning

We are
Waylost

Without a
Plan

Or vision

We must
Find America
Again

Find ourselves
Once more

And again

And rise

 

~ R.M. Engelhardt

10.09.20 ©

 

 

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At The End of The World

R.M. Engelhardt

They used to say this place is called the “End of the World

And it has gone by many other names

Like Apocalypse

Rapture

End Days

And people have been talking
About it forever, for centuries
Putting it in books

But if you choose
To believe in all of this,

Do nothing. Don’t stand. Don’t change.
Don’t resist with a true belief  in the
Human spirit, a greater love or faith

Then the End of The World
Becomes a simple truth

~ R.M. Engelhardt, 2020 ©

THE SONS OF MEN

THE SONS OF MEN

The sons of men
Once long ago
Ruled over the
Galaxies, stars
And planets

And then
After just a
Few angry words

War

Death

Destruction

The Dark

Their descendents
Left what remained
Behind them and
Took their children away
With them and taught
Them about peace
Taught them about
Love and taught them
To just be happy
And to take care of just
The few important things
They had left

And when they
Found a small
And lonely place
Among the stars
They called her

Mother

But eventually
They all forgot
Who they were
And forgot what truly
Mattered

And then again
After just a
Few angry words

War

Death

Destruction &

The Dark

Returned

The cycle
Repeating
Over & over
Again

Throughout time
Throughout centuries
Throughout millennia

Until
One day
All the sons
Of men
Were dead

And above
Them all the stars
The planets
And the galaxies

Were gone

~ R.M. Engelhardt

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