June 24, 2010

Two Poems

Filed under: Poetry — Russ @ 1:01 am


Spirit beckons future, where it’s calling us to hear
The force which hails us forward as we meet the rising years.
Run to meet the bugle dawn, time won’t wait much longer;
We must arise, transcend, alive,
Uplift our eyes toward rising suns.
The call resounds from future dawns where our voice will ring stronger,
And stronger still beyond this strength the surge of freedom runs.
Fate corrects the fables as men wrote of them before;
Our songs were searching higher winds up where the brethren soar.
The dream demands conviction, thought demands a mandate.
We must rewrite the future word,
Not fantasy but genesis;
Our minds expanding toward the vistas we create,
Our ears hearken to nature from the radiance and bliss.
Freedom’s wine will flow from where its fermentation dates,
The new spirit beckons where the enemy deflates.
We sing the constitution, the medley of our hearts.
We shall reprise America,
A generation shall expose
The new fault lines of justice where the will’s endurance starts;
The dream recedes, the darkness flees, the vision grows.
Your eyes were always filled with light,
Reflecting what you always dreamed
And could sense in your soul was true.
The light always led you forward,
Toward a vantage where you hoped to see
The meaning you always sensed,
Where your gaze would stagger dazzled
As all horizons streamed away,
Revealing the endless seas.
In your dream’s eye,
You long watched the scenes proceeding by,
Exotic lights, the moon and stars,
Their shimmer over a painted water,
And a gentle darkness implying peace in the scene;
An implied peace whose only belying hint
Was the breeze you could sometimes sense at night,
Implying a world beyond.
How long have you dreamt of this day?
This day which symbolizes
All the rays of hope aligned,
Where you now set off to find yourself,
Commit your sails to the singing winds
And cast your nets to the sparkling waves
To capture some of the light for yourself,
To match the light
Which has long adorned your eyes.


  1. Damn good, Russ. Both of ’em. Damn good.

    Comment by Bloodgroove — June 29, 2010 @ 9:22 pm

    • Thanks, JD.

      Comment by Russ — June 30, 2010 @ 1:25 am

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