Why Can't We?


Why can't we find a place

Where no rats are in the race


Where only idle things prevail

Where, together, we could sail


Upstream from all the madness

So far from all the sadness 


Serenely would it lead

To a place where we are freed


To be as naked as at birth

Just us and Mother Earth


There, we'll dig ourselves a hole

And bury deep our souls


And in a thousand years they'll find

A human time-capsule entwined


And they will gaze upon 

with awe

That which they have not 

seen before


An eternal snapshot

of devotion

To fill their hearts 

like an ocean


And from our seed 

A world re-born

A new beginning  

A brand-new dawn


And love shall be 

the seed they sow

A world where hatred 

shall not grow


And lazy as

a summer breeze

They'll sail across

life's calming seas


Until the end

of ever more

When stars & space

become our floor


Our souls to drift

on solar swirls

And spread the love

to new-found worlds


...not much to ask is it? ?



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John Botterill

Tue 23rd Nov 2021 11:18

I love the positive and affirming tone of your poem.,Stephen, as well the ironic conclusion. Thank for this. Thought - provoking. John Botterill

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Stephen Atkinson

Mon 22nd Nov 2021 19:25

Thanks for reading & Liking John, K.J. Aisha, Binte, & Julie ?

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Stephen Atkinson

Sat 20th Nov 2021 22:43

Thank you, as always, Keith & Stephen for your kind & encouraging comments. ?
And for the likes Rudyard, Holden, Pete, & Brenda.

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Stephen Gospage

Fri 19th Nov 2021 17:10

An audacious and optimistic poem. Great work.

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keith jeffries

Thu 18th Nov 2021 20:25

one of your best and very in keeping with times we live in. It flows, it reads well and almost carries the reader to a better place.

Thanks for this

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