Land and Sea

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Number four in my Dark Side of Moon tribute.  This one is a recreation of Us and Them...

Land and Sea


Land and sea,
Separately co-existent, adjoined contiguously.
You and me,
A wavering consistence of turbulent tranquility.

Rivers arise, to the levees' demise,
The battle is waged between relief and reprise,
Man's castles engaged in deceit and compromise,
Brave efforts denied though many have tried,
To create vesseled bonds between sacrifice and lies.

Rivers and trees,
Innately resistant, blended continuity.
Rise and fall,
Abated persistence in conjoined perpetuity.

Moon and sun,
The end seems near, though its only just begun.
Distance and Time.
Created new standards without reason or rhyme.

Levels recede, governments reply,
Gentle persuasions, discourse minimized.
Forced evacuations, reclamations denied.
White breasted birds fly high in dark skies,
Their purpose gets lost in bureaucratic disguise.

Wither and Wake.
Has government involvement been a help or mistake?
Quiver or Quake?
Will political injustice determine our fate?

Be rest assured, the power of His word,
Will defeat those that seek you and resolve those that hurt..
History reveals that powers that steal,
Reap what they sew, find consequence concealed.
The propensity of Devine indignation is real.

Give and take,
Don't let what's evil keep you awake,
Belief and mistrust,
We all want relief and must readjust.

Fight for your rights,
Seek that you choose,
Shed shackles that bind you,
It's the weak that lose.

Feelings and doubt,
Living in fear is living without.
Water and Air,
Immoral injustice exists everywhere,

Rivers run deep,
Oceans are wide,
An unfettered sleep,
Comes when tension subsides.


Copyright © October 2009
Kevin Mooney



   
   

 

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knight4696 commented on Land and Sea

11-09-2009

Kev - I love this one! You hit political poetry on the head! I can't even fathom trying to write about this subject. I don't think I could ever convey my thoughts the way that you do. My favorite verse is "Wither and Wake. Has government involvement been a help or mistake? Quiver or Quake? Will political injustice determine our fate?" It is so F'n True!!!!! Great Job and saved to faves! Ken

ginga commented on Land and Sea

10-23-2009

Kevin, A poem that runs deep with many facets of life and the human condition. Bravo on all accounts. ginga

laurilang5 commented on Land and Sea

10-19-2009

I enjoyed the cadence, the clever rhyming of this piece. The simplicity of the last verse a gentle letting go.. having never felt comfortable with rhyme, I appreciate your command.

BadBadBear commented on Land and Sea

10-14-2009

Love this Pink Floyd/Dark Side Of The Moon tribute! Great album cover per England. Great write K.

MrGee commented on Land and Sea

10-14-2009

I have mixed feelings concerning this poem. It is well written however, unlike most of ur poems this one did not seem to command my atttention.

The true philosopher and the true poet are one, and a beauty, which is truth, and a truth, which is beauty, is the aim of both.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, American Poet (1803-1882)

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