Second Coming

Once Upon An America

Like the generations of leaves, the lives of mortal men. Now the wind scatters the old leaves across the earth, now the living timber bursts with the new buds and spring comes round again. And so with men: as one generation comes to life, another dies away.

Homer, The Iliad

SECOND COMING

It’s time to turn off

 The lights

Time to turn in all our keys

And throw our damn cell phones

Down the drain

It’s time to practice what we preach

And sleep out on the beach

And to fall in love again all the same

Under the stars

For man shall always take woman

And woman shall always take man

No matter what history states

And God

Shall always favor

Gods

And no one else

For these are the rusted old cities

Old memories, and old towns

Full of old ladies and old men

Survivors and the dead

Who can barely tell

The difference

So let us remember

Let us live

In a golden age

In a future hour

With nothing to fear

But hope

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I. Of Memories And Days Past … Wisdom & Truth

The Journal of 2046

WISDOM

 

When I was a child I asked my Grandfather too many questions

Mostly about life.

And one day, I asked him a very strange question and I said;

“Grandpa?”

After the world is gone

After all the towers, all the cities

All the buildings have fallen

Do you think there will be any of us

Anyone any -thing left?

My Grandfather, looking a bit bemused,

Took another smoke from his pipe

Exhaled and then quietly said

“Yes”

There will always be 3 things left

And they have always remained the same

Love

Dust

Magic

And of course,

There will always be

“Words”

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TRUTH

Everything

Is still

Everything

The words

Are still

Everything

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