I am Eternity
Before there was
there was I
And I, will always be
The keeper of mysteries
The eye of beginnings
The witness to all endings
Forever was I before a thought . . .
– Before the age of the universe
I watched the density of all matter
Explode into being!
The slow expansion of all the planets, moons, and stars
in all the solar systems there are –
IN ALL OF EVERYTHING AND NOTHING!
Across the distance of unfathomable
I watched the unhurried orbs find their orbits
I watched this planet –
This Paradise, painstakingly spring to life,
all from the measure of nothing . . .
I watched landmass split to continents
yield to oceans vast, deep
team with life
I watched tiny little streamlets
silently gurgle gorges into towering windswept mountains
grown to raging rivers
I watched nature hybrid
all the plants
all the creatures
all the microscopic
And I saw harmony abound
Beautiful, peaceful harmony
Then came mankind.
And it took me by no surprise
the destruction you prize
the suffering you institutionalize
the terror you militarize
the arrogance you disguise!
Tho’ I never expected to know
this degree of suffering you bestow
to all the creatures I’ve known
But know, in The End,
when nothing is all that’s left
I’ll be there
I am Eternity
A New Year’s thought.
People are optimistic, perhaps naturally so in the spirit of hope and desperation. But I believe this optimism clouds their judgment and promotes complacency and indolence. Very much a part of the authoritarian hoax, hope is. As is desperation.
A new year, and with it new hope for a better world. But things aren’t getting better; politically, environmentally, spiritually, compassionately, and in every other way things are only getting worse.
We don’t feel good about ourselves, our lives. We’re frustrated and angry. And if you’re not, you damn well should be. Because things aren’t going well. And all it takes to realize that is to open your eyes. Never before in history have we seen, allowed, or participated in the degree of suffering and destruction that runs rampant on earth – to our own kind, to the planet, to the creatures we are brutal. And still, in spite of all this, like an immature child, we hope, we pray, and sometimes complain.
The time for hope is over.
The time for talk is past.
The time for action is now . . . or never.
If you really want a “new year,” a kinder gentler world, truly want a better future for yourself, for your children, for the creatures and the planet, then simply act accordingly. That’s all it takes; baby-steps, to turn this streamlet into a raging river. Grab the future by the reins! Stop putting faith, hope, and dependence on the world’s religious, political, and corporate leaders. They’re psychopaths. All of them. Their only goal is ensuring the endless promotion of their own power and wealth while their only need of you is distracted servitude. To pay taxes and tithes, fees, fines, licensing, permits, lotteries, and tolls; to steal more and more of your labors, to do their bidding, to fight their unbelievable-profit making wars, to keep them in absolute power and wealth while you struggle pathetically to make ends meet. To keep the world divided in fear, hope, and desperation.
Happy new year.