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2024?

but you’ve
seen
it all before

little is new
under
the sun

Mad Max
Darth Vader

or Attila
the Lonely
Hun
 
*
 
Sieges here
massacres
there

struggles
for
due redress

moving ever
from
bad to worse

still dreaming
of
progress
 
*
 
The wheel it
turns

yet the
planet
burns

we ride it
high and
low

things return
to the way
they were

it’s a
dispiriting
show
 
*
 
But love is new
its friends
are few

yet will it
see
you through

when all else
fails

and nothing
avails

it is your
anchor true
 
*
 
Hold on
fast

let go
the past

naught
avails
the strife

invest in
it
put your best
in it

no
meaning
more to life

chasing idylls
gets you
naught

where foul
designs
are rife
 
*
 
Give it
all
to love

live it
all
for love

though it
leave you
bare

only in
union
is communion

worth all the
trials
I swear
 
*
 
But if
you
still care

and fardels
bear

then plunge
into
the fray

and hope
the nights
of dire
despair

cull forth
a
better day

 

[©R.Kanth 2023]

 

Professor Rajani Kanth, is Author of Coda (A Novel), A Day in the Life (Novel), Expiations (Verse), and Farewell to Modernism (Political Economy Tract).

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