Saturday, November 29, 2014

COMFORTED AND FULFILLED

Another piece from Drum Major for a Dream. Interesting how the piece works, with a few changes in words, works for just about any martyred prophet from the last two thousand years or so.

Is heard no more.A silence now stands
Where hope once spoke.
The voice in the wilderness
of inhumanity crying
against the indifference
of the righteous.

Silenced?
            So then is justice,
            So then is hope.
            So then is faith.
            Decency.
            Dignity.
            And a dream.

Where one dies thousands rise
For Martyrs are made to
            multiply.
            The stars catch the sound
            The wind carries the word
            The earth contains the eternal law
            Struggling to be born in
                        Man.

In the silence
Where he once stood
The children grow
The poor gather
And those now mourning know
They shall be comforted
- Comforted – and fulfilled.

N. Ellsworth Bunce in Drum Major for a Dream.


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