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  • Footprints: Forward And Backward

    From East Africa are found the earliest footprints of man,
    for millennia, we roamed the plains and savannas, as members of a tribe or clan.
    We left behind the nomadic lifestyle and built cities, states and countries,
    a palette of diverse ethnicities, and diverse communities.
    Exploring; we expanded to every corner of the globe, building empires,
    the inquisitive; enquires, cautious it could all backfire.
    A turbulent process of progress and regress,
    pride and arrogance, adverse to acquiesce.

    Everywhere we left our traces and tracks,
    there was toil; blood and sweat, and blistered backs.
    Building skyscrapers, and ivory towers,
    concrete gardens, absent grass and flowers.
    Power brokers, wheeling and dealing; while the broken in spirit,
    fear the boot coming down on them any minute.
    So much has been squandered for profit and gain,
    that the few could live in luxury, a life in the fast lane.

    We protested and marched at rallies,
    having to run, to seek safety in darkened alleys.
    Heard the trample of heavy feet,
    with clubs and sticks, ready to bust and beat.
    To protect and serve, serve the masters at the top,
    shall we ever overcome, or do they want every drop?
    A million years, that's a lot of walking that we have done,
    millions of miles, how far have we come?
    Last edited by grevisangel; 04-21-2016, 04:15 AM. Reason: spelling

  • #2
    You squeezed out another gem before the deadline Grevis. Well done!

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    • grevisangel
      grevisangel commented
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      Thank you so much Boe. I just realized that I left my comment in the wrong place, and you most likely did not see it.Good luck with the contest.

  • #3
    I have yet another, and maybe one more, next one will probably boil some blood. Thank you.

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    • #4
      Your poem is so beautiful to be about the ugly ills of man.
      I want to see the blood boiler poem.

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      • #5
        I haven't been able to write one yet.
        Last edited by grevisangel; 04-28-2016, 12:32 PM.

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        • #6
          g angel, I will be waiting for the boiling blood.

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