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Friday, May 29, 2015

A Job Undone -excerpt from book Progress-vcv

Supplying the market with material
meters supply and demand so that economics becomes synonymous
with materialism and consumerism is bred

So does nature supply man
with houses like a beaver, made of sticks,
and roads like the deer and elk with webs of transportation

In matters spiritual
who can say what way is close to God
but close to God is the way
and maybe empty of expectation, can one receive presents of love and happiness

And thus all progress is made
industry manufacturing the material
nature growing the spiritual
with all thought, a great tree, bending to the winds of time

Industry grows like money
much like Nature, grows like God
and all the questions of the universe
reduce to, can we get by for presents of progress

Nature grows like God
in an infinity of ways
Nature can be savage and at the same time compassionate
half-way around the world to believers and non-believers, alike.

While the questions of the universe Dare the heart to dream,
and can open the present before us so it unfolds behind,
tragedy abounds.

Can we make it through?
everything says yes.
years upon years councils our path
eyes upon eyes scry our future
tongues upon tongues argue for us

for a presence of progress
to move forward
to grow up/down/sideways
in a societal mores
in a personal victory
Industry flows with materialism
in an infinity of ways
While the questions of the universe
dare the heart to dream
with eyes upon eyes scrying our future
in a personal victory of resilience.

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