Old Campfire News - SPOKEN

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Sitting around the campfire we muse on the Past, Present & Future ...

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Old Campfire News

high above the roaring flames
was once an ancient sacrificial altar
where innocent children were duly slaughtered
in the name of Peace
sometimes it worked, this artful ruse
senseless warring ceased

here and now, we gaze into these flames of old
and wonder about those secret stories never told
delicate children - merry, tender and o’ so bright
never dreamed or schemed as well they may have might
for Brutal Men and Fickle Women hugged
imagined gods and slaughtered children

‘Times have changed’ we cheerfully say
as we gaze off into those stardust spirals of the Milky Way -
(but, isn’t the ‘slaughter of innocents’ still the Rule of the Day?
Rwanda, Botswana, the Congo, and Iraq.
Peace is not The End. No. ‘Black Oil! Yellow Gold!
Defend! Attack, Attack, Attack!’)

here and now, we gaze into these flames of old
and add another lumpy log onto that fiery furnace bold
our children, tiny tots and tender, with marshmallow twigs
sing ‘Kumbaya’ while we remember

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from CANADADA: TAKE TWO, released March 15, 2017
M.L.Holton - Poetry & Voice

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Self-taught, mid-career, award-winning artist, author & filmmaker from the Golden Horseshoe Region of Southern Ontario, Canadada.... In sum, a devoted advocate of 'Serious Fun'.

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