Ever wondered how swiftly your values are eroded away by imported values? Ever wondered how swiftly you are being over run by ideas that are alien to your culture and how it all fades away to nothing right before your eyes.Modernity taking over my civilization and there is nothing that i can do about it

My mind’s eye flows ever backwards

To the days of untamed innocence

When running in skip like bounds

I traced my mother’s fading footprints

Down the gentle incline of childhood

Where the early morning trips streams afar

Was our early morning monotony

Lost to the call of fading childhood

I sought for things that are lost to tense

To the oily exhaust of modernity

Continually seeking to replay our life

In noisy contraption of boom boxes

Coaxing belief in its eternal hoaxes

Across this hills a cannon fade

As the life of one turns to shade

And my history is lost to abide

On the icy lips of deaths sting

Those tales my clan wove in oration

To live amongst us in carnation

Are lost to the four wings of earthen song

Another hero of my fading innocence now mound

Before which I stand tirelessly to mourn

The glorious days of my lost youth

Submitted: March 10, 2007

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As Dawn said, this is brilliant. I've also given it a 5. All you words are powerful and I could give quote after quote of all the lines that I liked, but there is no need for me to repeat the whole thing, this is yours. I thought 'To the oily exhaust of modernity' was really symbolic.

Sat, March 10th, 2007 8:55pm


Thanks, i trully appreciate this, your views, as always are most welcome.

Tue, March 13th, 2007 12:04pm


Such a lovely poet you are 'the Lame One'... Any subject matter and you are able to transform it so eloquently...

Sun, March 11th, 2007 6:35am


well Tesseth, you forget that i have people like you to look up to.Thanks for reading...

Tue, March 13th, 2007 12:06pm


5! I think this piece is beautiful! It flowed so well and love the way you use your words! Thank you for sharing!

Sun, March 11th, 2007 7:53am


Thank you very much

Tue, March 13th, 2007 12:07pm

Saturday Night

Kick ass my friend, kick ass. You are developing into the true spirit you are. Mighty with the pen and heart. SN

Sun, March 11th, 2007 5:09pm


Thank you my man, for every thing

Tue, March 13th, 2007 12:17pm


I Go with all those above me,
a 5* - No words to describe this amazing Poem.

Mon, March 12th, 2007 10:29am


THANKS MAN . YOU'VE ALL OVERWELMED ME. i do wonder where this love is flowing from...thanks again

Tue, March 13th, 2007 12:25pm

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