Assumptions, beliefs and Concepts

by Keith D Allison

His truth, her truth, their truth


Heart, mind and soul

Philosophies, bell ringing

Ultimate truth, absolute, of course not

His truth, her truth, their truth


The world turning

How and then

Shadows of darkness

Shadows of light

Brother to brother

Nation to nation


The ancient, the modern

Oh… of the species

The high, the low

The superior

The subhuman breath


It echo then, it will echo again

hatred, brutality, in strength

rape and slaughter, in powers of the forceful hand

echo of war upon the subhuman breath

bringing forth the evidence

in the baking the death in the oven

all did echo, in the not so distant past


 relative, maybe, maybe not

we hear, the silence of nothing

we see, with the eyes of the blind

we feel, rewriting meanings

that we might not have to feel


For there is a darkness

deep within the species

wishing to push others into sea

that we might rule in the glory of  I


Oh… for the true essence

the love that covers

in enduring grace

the darkness of

this human race


Posted on 08/13/2006
Copyright © 2024 Keith D Allison

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Gregory O'Neill on 08/15/06 at 12:07 AM

Hi Keith. Moving and insightful. And you still leave room for what my read brings to the poem. Fine work. Thanks.

Posted by Leslie Ann Eisenberg on 08/21/06 at 04:07 AM

riveting, even though painful, the reality expressed here. i was so calmed by the hope of the last stanza. a moving journey. PK

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