A New Age Dawning

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The leaves are falling

Falling softly from the trees.


The trees are growing

Growing from the earth

Growing beneath our feet


Our feet are stepping

Stepping over our forefather’s graves


Our graves are increasing

Increasing in number

Increasing in waves


Waves are crashing,

Crashing upon our modern lands


Our lands are dying,

Dying by our own doing

Dying by our own hands


Our hands are creating

Creating ways to kill more of our enemies


Our enemies are plotting

Plotting to kill us

Plotting to bring us to our knees


Our knees are kneeling

Kneeling to the depth of our despair


Our despair is feeding

Feeding the darkness

Feeding poison to the air



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The leaves aren’t falling

They aren’t falling,

from the trees anymore


The trees aren’t growing

They aren’t growing

from the earth anymore



They will be missed...




© copyright Ben D.A 2011



Reaching for a way out of this dream.

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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee Author

erth - you leave the most encouraging wonderful comments!! lol thanks again...


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erthfrend 5 years ago from Florida

oh wow, this touches my heart so deep because it is so very true. What an emotional, beautiful poem! That last part about the leaves not falling anymore because the trees arent growing anymore..that part was a perfect conclusion to your poem and something that I have always feared would one day happen. THANK YOU for writing this and opening people's eyes to the gruesome fate that we hold in our hands and we must try to change.


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sligobay 5 years ago from east of the equator

I very much appreciate your work and dedication to the craft.


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee Author

Sligo - I very much appreciate you noticing that, and for keeping track of my progress :]


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sligobay 5 years ago from east of the equator

The waves of thought crash against the rocky shore of your next thought like the expanse of the ocean. Your view is getting broader in your poems. Its good to see.


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee Author

Twilight, I have never been told the world is my oyster lol

thank you so much for that comment though :]


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Twilight Lawns 5 years ago from Norbury-sur-Mer, Surrey, England. U.K.

You combine the vitality and angst of youth, with the technical capabilities of a much more mature (older?) person. What a refreshing combination... and just a little frightening. Keep experimenting, I feel the world is about to become your... I'm not going to say "oyster" it's too much of a cliché.


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee Author

Nellie - thank you once again! your encouragement is always wonderful


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS

You are a voice of a generation; yours is a voice of a special reason, one heard by those who need to hear it and delivered with a clarity and poetic beauty. You don't need advice on how or what to write, Ben. The best advice is to stay true to your light.


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana

its sad really. we will be our own destruction.


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee Author

silver - thank you very much, and yes, I intended to end it differently than people expected :]


SilverGenes 5 years ago

Ben, this one took me by surprise, too. First the thoughts lead each to the next, overlapping like waves along the way and then - the simple statement. You did it beautifully and I agree with your philosophy on this one, too. Well done!


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Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean

Ohhh a maverick poet.... nice!


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee Author

Oh my, Randy! You are extremely welcome, and thank YOU for making me blush ;]

I am very glad you noticed the thought I put into this.

I keep trying new concepts and styles, and I am loving the results.


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Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean

I don't do TV. I turn to HP instead to take me away, to engage my brain. Hoping against hope that there will be something new for me amongst my favs. Something worthy of an exhale. Something to make me think. Oh, he's gonna bring it around to leaves falling again; a circular thing. No! Oh how I LOVE to be out thought. Thank you so much.


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee Author

Ellie - Yeah I liked it too, and once again, I've never done it before. I also find the video to be chilling, and it brings tears to my eyes. Thank you

Elizabeth - Thank you for always reading my new ones :]


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Elizabeth99 5 years ago from Milwaukee, WI

Sad :( But stunningly amazing as usual! I need new words to describe beauty 'cuse I use the same ones every time, but oh well, I mean it!! :)


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SeenButNotHeard 5 years ago from Michigan

I love how each line leads into the next. Like the words are building their own future in the land of the poem, and it still managing to rhyme as wonderfully as ever :)


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee Author

Most likely, mentalist


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Mentalist acer 5 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

What's remarkable is man will delete itself before the extermination of all nature.;)

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