I Heard the Sound of Time

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

can hear the chimes of time begin to ring, as the shadows of betrayal begin to lift from the darkness that concealed the treachery and duplicity in the crippled minds of unhinged wretched compatriots, marching blindly into the abyss of destiny.

I HEARD THE SOUND OF TIME

By Al Garcia

I can hear the chimes of time begin to ring, as the shadows of betrayal begin to lift from the darkness that concealed the treachery and duplicity in the crippled minds of unhinged wretched compatriots, marching blindly into the abyss of destiny.

I could hear the angry cries of rage drown out the calm that obscured the smoldering and building wrath that laid beneath the tempered souls of desolate and isolated minds.  And I found myself shaken and outraged, saddened and wounded by the false allegiance and respect in the faces of betrayal that stormed the gates of our citadel of hope and bastion of promise. 

It was a day of insurrection and of mutiny.  A day that made America cry and shed tears of anguish and disgust.  It was a day when the worst of us betrayed the best in us.  It was a day unlike the many days before.  It was the day America’s golden crown fell to the ground -- the very ground once thought to be humanity’s hallowed field of glory, grandeur and splendor. 

Now stained with the blood and fury of discontent and disloyalty, there remains inside the shattered and splintered remnants of what was, unmoved hearts and unyielding minds that seek to fulfill the unfinished act of betrayal.  And I find myself again discouraged by the sights and sounds of the evil that remains unrestrained and unconcealed for all to see.

I can hear the chimes of time begin to ring.  This time, they ring for us.  If only we could hear the cautionary echoes in the resonance of time.  On January 6, 2021, while many heard and saw the chaos and the hate, I heard the sound of time. 


Submitted: May 23, 2021

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