Tag: History

Delinquents

We have no long rich
history to speak of
relatively speaking
Less than 250 years
Juvenile delinquents
from everywhere
but here
China
Africa
India
Europe
South America
all have long
histories
and we pay to trace
our ancestries
back there
but please do
continue
fretting over
the immigrants

An Ancient Breath

The wind that lifted the soil
from the face of Kansas in the
thirties is still here
It’s never escaped our
atmosphere
Perhaps near
Perhaps blowing
down your street
is the wind that
touched soldier’s cheeks
at the Somme
That writhed
through the jungles of ‘Nam
Every breeze a living relic
of human history
newly experienced

Horde

A dragon prow
pierces the shroud
of mist to
imprint itself
upon history’s
virgin pages

With bludgeoning fists

With axe and roar

The body of the leviathan
is the Viking horde

The grapes of their
wrath are forged of gold
reaped through blood
with the edge of a sword
they send the faithful
to be with their lord

Without regard for
the Christian’s hell
their victory comes
if in death
they die well
and the skalds
gather their children
their glory to tell