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Shadows on the Page ... A Poem
I began to write this poem while listening to a song Tina Turner performed from "Thunderdome." I'm hardly a doomsday poet, but there are times when I worry about where mankind is headed. My message to our politicians of today is that we don't need another "hero"... we need each other, and a better understanding of the reality of the world.
Shadows on the Page
Do you hear it?
It's heart, murmuring,
We are the last of our kind.
It tells of the before,
The beyond we never see.
Our thirst, quickening,
The whisper fades.
We are creatures of the millennial desert --
Walkers of the sand,
As words wither in the raggage,
The eye of the sun unblinding warns
Of our stories in time,
We are never turning, learning
What is left behind,
Becoming shadows on the page.
"We Don't Need Another Hero": Music Video of Tina Turner as Aunty Entity in "Thunderdome."
Poetry written and copyrighted by Genna Eastman (Gena East) 2016