Weeping for the World by RC deWinter

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© 2012 RC deWinter ~ All Rights Reserved

Not Today

Don’t whine to me about your petty woes,
the car that doesn’t start, the faucet’s incurable drip,
I can’t be bothered with it now!
Yes, another day I would tsk-tsk
and share your righteous bourgeois indignation,
muttering discontent about politics,
the evils of dependence on fossil-fueled transport,
the perfidy of plumbers whose every remedy is unavailing
in the war of water versus washer – but not today!

Today I weep for people; I cry for half the world:
innocent victims of every color, every god,
caught in the crossfire of the few, the proud, the greedy,
who peddle their cheap philosophies for sale to the highest bidder.
So sick am I of pissing matches in the sand,
a new line drawn every week, every month.
Every time it seems that hope might bloom
in some far-flung oasis of sanity
a fresh new hell gapes wide, to swallow whole the cries of those
who clamor for a peaceful life – no more, no less.

Tell me tomorrow about your wretched in-laws
who every Christmas buy you Scotch when you drink gin,
the scheming paperboy who tosses today’s bad news into
the rainsoaked bushes rather than upon your columned porch,
and curse I will with you the inconvenient idiocy
surrounding our benighted daily lives.
But not today –
today I weep, today I mourn, today I spend in sorrow
for the little people – all of us – yes! you and me –
whose fate is fodder for the few.

© 2005, renewed 2012 RC deWinter

Digital oils

Hear me read this poem.

Tech specs: Photoshop 7, Filter Forge 3, Shuffle by Numbers,
Fresh Coat of Paint, Akvis Oils

Featured in Magic Realism and Urban Fantasy




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Comments

  • tori yule
    tori yuleover 2 years ago

    Such great work, Gina. Your words are so important. If we could only get out of our own heads, imagine the good that could be done, Your painting is beautiful, too.

  • Many thanks for the kind words, Tori. Bright blessings to you.

    – RC deWinter

  • JRGarland
    JRGarlandover 2 years ago

    Awesome painting!! It fits the poem well.

  • Thank you! The painting started out as something completely different, when I added the angels I remembered the poem and that was that.

    – RC deWinter

  • Nancy Stafford
    Nancy Staffordover 2 years ago

  • Honored, Nancy, thank you.

    – RC deWinter

  • Peter Doré
    Peter Doréover 2 years ago

  • Thanks, Peter.

    – RC deWinter

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageover 2 years ago


    bravo !
    my best, your host (francis).

  • Thank you, hope you’re having a great summer.

    – RC deWinter

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciover 2 years ago


    July 7th, 2012
    See your work in the Permanents Featured Gallery
    ►Please participate in the ongoing Challenges
    Mary

  • Always honored to be feature here, thank you, Mary.

    – RC deWinter

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