In the movie,
this would be the point where the starship arrives
changing the course of events
saving us from ourselves,
saving Earth, saving humankind
Our movie runs in a continuous loop,
conflict after conflict,
guns, bombs, and hate,
attacking the other
we watch it unfold,
let it happen,
forgetting that people who are ignorant, hungry, afraid
listen to the demagogues,
we wait for the starship to arrive
for the hero to appear,
but this is an interactive experience
the storyline only continues
if we change it,
write the words,
name the evil,
lead the hope,
feed the starving
heal the sick
teach the words of love,
look for the helpers,
become one and gather others
become the heroes
before it’s too late
You capture the mood perfectly. Well done, Merril.
Thank you, Cindy.
Yes. Be the helper; be the kindness shown. Thank you.
Thank you, Tracy.
A timely message.
Thanks, Jane. Yes, sadly.
Sound thoughts – would that those who need them would access them
Thank you, Derrick. I know that won’t happen, but still I need to write the words.
Yes we can…how we need that message now. (K)
Yes, thank you, Kerfe.
Profound words, Merril. Poetry is the best medium for unburdening our hearts. I hold your heart in high regard. 🌹
What a lovely thing to say. Thank you, dear Rose. ❤
It is definitely a world in chaos and circular thinking which needs reason (logic) and love to make it a better place to be. This was frenetic and made me feel a nervous, but sad sort of energy. This is part of the sense we have of urgency. . . I may be passing my own feelings in this interpretation, Merril.
That’s the thing about poetry, it’s always up to the reader’s interpretation. We are living in a scary time, and part of me wishes that the Enterprise or some other starship would go through some kind of time warp and save us.
I like the idea of heroes and in the past, my family was a huge group of fans of Star Trek, as well as the generations after. . . We definitely need saving, Merril.
Who would have thought these big (bad) setbacks would happen again? We had so much progress in the President Obama years. . .
It is both discouraging and frightening, Robin.
Agreed. Hope you have a serene Sunday, I am helping move my youngest daughter’s stuff to a “high-rise” apartment. Yesterday, bigger items and friends helping. Now, back for the cleanup and little things we didn’t have time to take.
Two daughters moving within a month isn’t the best for relaxation! 😂
Oh gosh, no, it isn’t. It’s nice you were able to help though. 🙂