Two Poems

By FlowPoetry

I. Did It Really Have To Come To This?

And Mother Earth is getting stronger
She might survive a little longer
If she can simply get us humans out the way

It’s a question of survival
And every germ’s a rival
When it comes to who gets to eat another day

The Earth is run by fungus
And it’s living right here among us
We’re just matter taking space until decay

Did it really have to come to this?
When we can’t even meet to kiss
And I curl up sleeping alone upon the floor

And did it really have to come to that?
All my friends are wearing top-hats
And we’re howling and cursing like what for

And the time is getting nearer
And soon it will be clearer
And this plague just keeps going from door to door

And the government got behind
They were skimming all the time
And now we duck for cover as they gore

And people are scared to go out
So they open windows and they shout
And summer’s not much fun anymore

This virus just won’t quit
It doesn’t give a shit
And it grows by doubling every hour

And the trees are lightly laughing
While pink dolphins are a splashing
They’ve taken the canals of Venice back so they say

And Mother Earth is getting stronger
She might survive a little longer
If she can simply get us humans out the way

II. Cradle

And so do you agree with me?
That which unites us sets us free:
We all feel pleasure, we all feel pain
And so do you agree with me?
That which unites us sets us free:
Fire brings the hidden to light
And so do you agree with me?
That which unites us sets us free:
In children’s cries there is prophecy
And so do you agree with me?
That which unites us sets us free

If I could I would cradle the Earth in my arms, on a hammock
Strung between two bamboo poles anchored in space.
On the banks of a river lined with flowers and ferns,
There’d be a smile on everyone’s face.

And if I could I would rock the Earth in a sling, on my back
Like a mother at market with a child.
And each stall would sell holy wine and fruit from tall trees,
And bread made from grains that were wild.

And I’d row the Earth across that river on a skiff,
With oars that were crossed and dipped light.
And we’d sing as we went shouting hello to all of you
While roosters pranced and crowed cock-a-doodle-do.

And the river would laugh as it slowly rolled by
And it would grin silver with the glinting of scales,
Under trees that leaves shaded and cooled in the sun
Where all could share love with each and every one.

And so do you agree with me?
That which unites us sets us free:
We all feel pleasure, we all feel pain
And so do you agree with me?
That which unites us sets us free:

Fire brings the hidden to light
And so do you agree with me?
That which unites us sets us free:
In children’s cries there is prophecy
And so do you agree with me?
That which unites us sets us free
That which unites us sets us free

FlowPoetry is the originator of Lyrical Jam Poetry.  Over 1400 shows in the USA he is a three-time finalist for Best Artist in the Annual Madison WI Area Music Awards.

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