Saturday, April 4, 2015

Passing Through

When the human race
enters a New New World

what will that mean
we've left behind?

According to a Passover Haggadah
written 40 years ago

it might be

"the making of war
the teaching of hate and violence
despoliation of the earth

perversion of justice
and of government"

(though it provides this poet
with very much material)

"fomenting of vice and crime
neglect of human needs
oppression of nations and peoples
corruption of culture

subjugation of science
learning and human discourse"

and "the erosion of freedoms".

Some things never change

but repeating that line
won't change them either.

This poem © 2015 Emily Cooper.