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The Tower

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 47yrs • F •
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The Tower
Why is it that since man began to build,
the bricks and mortar have become a status symbol?
As if continuing to grow, they are so willed
and beneath its spire all are humble.
It is a symbol of great power
to be a higher being above all others.
To climb the heights of his great tower
is to reach heaven before his brothers.
Some men get lost when on this great journey,
locked in that ivory tower of seclusion.
They continue in their search, all the while learning
their 'towering intellect' is just an illusion.
As man observes the view from his skyscraper
his perspective is altered with his height.
These man-made mountains cast such shadows they hamper
the truth of what exists below, for it is out of sight.
And this is why all men of power in church or castle
from spire or turret do survey
the happenings below them that are distorted,
all are carried with the screen of clouds away.
Why is it that in dreams we continue climbing
the never-ending spiral stair?
Never really truly finding
what it is we are looking for up there.
The higher up we carry on our tiring climb
the brighter shines that cleansing light.
And running out of precious time
it is too late to descend back to unwanted night.
And when awaking exhausted from the climbing dream,
the taste of 'more' lingers in the air,
We have touched the gate to Heaven, it may seem,
and all that's left is an ache of wanting to resume our journey there.
Sometimes in our climbing dream
we may lose our balance and start to fall,
only finding when we continue dreaming
we have begun again the climb up that steep wall.
Where does the climbing search for power end?
And is it to be reached through building towers?
Or is it only in the dreams of men
and the search for heaven between lovers?


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""Each child holds the world in an open hand to mould it into any shape they choose.""
 47yrs • F •
A CTL of 1 means that Sorceress is a contributing member of Captain Cynic.
Generation 2000

What of my children's future
in the next millennium?
Will they love and nurture the Earth
as its true custodians?
Do they want to clean up this planet
and achieve world peace?
If they don't want the bomb they can ban it,
after all the Earth's only on lease.

Is it too much to ask to achieve such goals
in only a thousand years?
Generation 2000 has many roles to play
it doesn't have time for tears.
Will they struggle to get by as wars rage on?
Will children continue to die?
Will world leaders continue to con?

It is hard to be optimistic
when a bomb extinguishes a baby's life
just because two countrymen can't be realistic
or agree to differ peacefully
to stop the trouble and strife.

As the planet starts to heat up
and the forests are daily consumed
will the ozone's protection just suddenly stop
and will the planting of trees be resumed ?
Will the greenhouse effect become a reality?
Will the Earth suffer another flood?
What will become of humanity?
Will the Earth become an ocean of blood?
The future is just around the corner,
it is approaching fast,
and there is no one to warn her
that the present will soon be the past.

The governments spend too much money
on space flights and weapons of war,
when their sights should be set on the Earth's worries
and its children knocking on death's door.
How can they live such wealthy lives
knowing that half the world suffers?
They continue to lie, cheat, take bribes
and use their own people as buffers.

So lets get our lives in perspective
and help our children achieve
a new generation of humanity,
irrespective of colour and creed.
Lets give this planet an overhaul
so that our children can say,
'Our parents loved us enough to call
a halt to the fear and dismay.'

Let the future be colourful,
Let the future be bright,
Let the future be wonderful
and bring us into the light.


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""Each child holds the world in an open hand to mould it into any shape they choose.""
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