Portent?

I wrote this piece a week before the 11 September attacks. If not for the timing, I may have gone back and changed some of it (as I wrote it in 20 minutes at work), but decided not to as it came to seem kind of portentious, though of course I didn’t realise at the time…

This globe is moving
Axis shifting
Earth sifts slowly
Faultlines lifting

Gods are crying
Religions vying
Media lying
Humanity dying

Souls keep trying
Lifting, sighing
Wafting, weaving
Living, leaving

Peace is dying
Weapons flying
Blood trails lying
Tearless crying

This coil’s trying
It’s not leaving
The globe is moving
Axis shifting

Earth sifts slowly
Faultlines lifting
Humanity trying
Openly crying

Awareness shifting
Hearts are lifting
Minds expanding
No grand-standing

Simply living
Souls fulfilling
Love abundant
All else redundant.

(written September 2001 – pre-attack)

Portent?

Colleen Milburn

Flora Hill, Australia

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