A Thin Red Line — June 26, 2015

shooting blind
who will die who will kill
no one knows – they shoot

where is the sense
what makes them better than me
or me better than them

is there an answer
maybe hidden in a bunker
where no grenade explodes

where are we going
where ever have we been
did we ever really live

look around
leaves growing green in spring
life blossoms

the sun warms the earth
filtering through the trees
the wet earth – a sweet perfume

they tell you to shoot
kill your enemy – then weep
when you shoot up a school

fear, envy, blindness
we walk in the shadow of evil
and close our eyes

blinded by blood-red light
we no longer see that we’re one
part of a whole

We are
lost … lost

© G.s.k. ‘15

WITT.
We were a family. How’d it break up and come apart so that now we’re turned against each other, each standing in the other’s light? How’d we lose the good that was given us, let it slip away, scattered, careless? What’s keeping us from reaching out, touching the glory?

The Thin Red Line

 

Carpe Diem#342, ”In Light and Darkness”

Haiku

flowers blooming
swallows return from Africa
lover’s first meeting

cold season’s darkness
long winter nights without end
love’s embracing warmth

Arco Castle

Click on the photograph to go to YouTube and hear Adrian von Ziegler’s “Emotional Music In Light and Darkness”

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For: Carpe Diem Haiku Kai: #342, ”In Light and Darkness”