The Sound of Distant Drums

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Editorial and Opinion  |  House: Booksie Classic

The sound of discontent breaks the silence of the broken promises and betrayal that darkens the sky and overwhelms the hearts of those that never saw the writing on the wall. The sound of distant drums obscured by the cries of innocence deceived, and like thunder in the night, heralding the approaching storm

THE SOUND OF DISTANT DRUMS

By Al Garcia

The sound of discontent breaks the silence of the broken promises and betrayal that darkens the sky and overwhelms the hearts of those that never saw the writing on the wall.  The sound of distant drums obscured by the cries of innocence deceived, and like thunder in the night, heralding the approaching storm.  The rhythmic thundering sound and energy stimulating and uniting the simple-minded and the weak who gather and chant allegiance and fidelity to anarchy and mayhem.

It is the age of the return to the mentality of ignorance and obliviousness.  In the age of technology and electronics, where facts and truths can be easily and quickly obtained.  Yet there now seems to be a movement in our land to tune out, and turn off the technology that advances truth and fact.  There is a tolerance to accept outright lies and blatant deceit without question or concern.  And it is frightening and alarming to see once bright, sensible and capable individuals now turned into mindless followers and disciples who hail the sound of distant drums that herald the bedlam, disorder and dismay that has begun to overtake the normality and the morality of what we used to be.

As the growing sound of the distant drums of hate and hostility continue to grow and drown out the cry of the innocent and the hopes and prayers of patriots and partisans who still believe in truth, justice and the American way, the world waits in alarm and apprehension.  We see the dark and hovering clouds of discontent, and we hear those who sow the seeds of disunity and division, propelled by the flustering winds that whirl and twirl the rhetoric and spectacle of arrogance, pride and hate.

And while the shouts and demands to build a wall continue to be heard in rhythm with the sound of distant drums, the strength and potency of the greatness of our land continues to decay.  The hearts and minds that define and identify the story and the history of this great land will not allow themselves to be held hostage for the sake of an ill-conceived vision of a world that has already passed us by.  When walls once secured the borders and the regimes of generations past, it is bridges that will connect and unit the hearts, the minds and the dreams of the family of man.

It is time to stop the beating of the drums that sound a call to chaos and confusion.  It is time to return to the civility and to the ways of honor, dignity and nobility.  It is time to let America be America in all its glory and all its beauty.  It is time to return to the principles and tenets that espouse respect, morality and decency.

I want to hear the beating of the hearts that make this nation great, and not the sound of distant drums that drown out the sound of the human heart. 


Submitted: May 23, 2021

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E.S.Lange

Fine piece of writing. Your a conscious poet sir.

Sun, May 23rd, 2021 12:11pm

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Thank you. Much appreciated. I have so much to say, and had never thought of joining a writers' site before. Glad I did.

Sun, May 23rd, 2021 5:40am

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