Tumultuous Times

Tumultuous times

Born of man’s own flawed design

Corrupt purity

Look at what we’ve created

Hatred, violence, killing

Pollution, disease

All in our quest for power

Leading to what end

We are murdering each other

We are killing our planet

 

~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~

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Mind Fading Away

Mind fading away

Ravaged by illness and age

Fate of so many

Such a sad state of affairs

Watching those we love forget

Feeling so helpless

We’ve become total strangers

Passing in the night

Frustration steeped in sadness

Becomes our permanent state


~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~

Look At Our Future

Look at our future.

Will it be one of terror

Frightening our young

Or will it be one of hope.

Shouldn’t it be obvious?

I question mankind,

So very illogical

In his foolish ways.

Repeating failed history

With the very same results.

So lets march our way

On this road to destruction

Like the sheep we are;

Believing all that we hear

Into the fateful abyss.

 

~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~

 

We Stand In Arrogance

We stand in arrogance,

Our own world–the only world

Feeling not the pain of others.

We are removed, unsympathetic, unconcerned,

It does not touch our lives.

You cannot touch video.

You cannot smell the written word.

You cannot taste their anguish.

Too far separated are we!

It is not real though we know it is,

Allowing oceans to separate safety from reality.

Sit quietly in the warmth and comfort of your homes,

Sip your coffee, piping hot and fresh,

Enjoy the bounty of the food that surrounds you,

Sleep well in the softness of your bed,

Watch your news,

Read your paper,

Pretend that all is right with the world,

But remember distance is merely an illusion.

 

~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~

 

Looking Down From The Mountain

Looking down from the mountain

The lush valley below obscured,

Embraced by a sheet of ecru.

Stepping out for a breath of fresh air is a farce.

From below virtually unnoticeable,

Looking up all you can see is blue,

But the lungs know,

The eyes know,

The putrid smell gives it away.

How much more vivid would the sky be;

How much sweeter would the air be

Were it not for this festering cloud.

We are poisoned in the name of progress,

Bleeding the life blood from ourselves and our children.

So to leave the material as our legacy,

All the while destroying what is truly important

…Our planet.

~

~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~