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Ninety Seconds To Midnight

Blank Time

Ominous trends continue to point the world to
Absolute self-annihilation. We are a threat
To ourselves so it seems. People sound the alarm
Constantly. No one listens. We do ourselves harm
By not doing so and we may come to regret
All the destructive activity that we do.

Earth experienced its hottest year on record
Only last year. There were massive floods and wildfires.
Other climate-related disasters affect
Millions of people worldwide. Why can’t we respect
Mother Nature? Can’t one of our strongest desires
Be to come to some kind of a global accord?

There’s an ever-present danger of weapons of
Mass destruction continuing to escalate.
China, Russia, and the United States are the
Leading powers. It sucks that we cannot agree
About much. Any dialogue may come too late
To save us. We’re a world quite deficient in love.

Everyone on earth has at least some interest
In reducing the likelihood of our doing
Catastrophic harm to earth and the human race.
Is there one principle that we all can embrace?
Is a  consensus on world peace worth pursuing?
Is a loving world one which we can manifest?

Something Incredible Is Going To Happen

American Standard

It’s the eleventh hour but it’s not midnight.
We need not be reminded of what must be done
To preserve our democracy. We can’t do this
Unless we want to change and we cannot dismiss
Obvious misbehavior by people who run
Every aspect of government. We want what’s right.

It can’t be just waking up enough to elect
Somebody who is  different for president.
That’s so small compared to everything that’s at stake.
We need to wake up and we need to stay awake
To the methods of those who have evil intent.
One who speaks from the heart is the one to select.

Americans can always be counted on to
Do the right thing after we’ve exhausted every
Other option. The whole world is rolling their eyes
About us now because if we meet our demise
Then the whole world will suffer. For much too long we
Have been dragging our feet knowing not what to do.

We will do what other generations have done
Before us. We have not been responsible, but
That was then and this is now. We’ve gotten here late,
But we’re here and we’ve got a crap ton our plate
To deal with. As we do so, be prepared for what
Victory really feels like. We’ve only begun.