June 1st, 2019

Shaman - Horse

Poem - The Greatest Boon

The poem “The Greatest Boon” is about the poor decisions being made by many leaders. It is almost AS IF they don’t count on being around when disaster full confronts the short-term decisions being made. Considering that many of the motivations are driven by business cycles, all being in the immediate term, this theory rings too true.

The Greatest Boon

Mortality is the greatest boon
to those who reason the future's course
firm in the knowledge they'll be gone
when disaster comes flying home

to sleep with the ease of babes
no worries present on the mind
this is the gift of dying soon
laying down before the doom

the money palmed is enough
down-payment on the graves
not yet dug in grieving earth
that will come at decade's time

this currency dipped in blood
bright enough to raise alarm
still the merchants will complete
a barter made by blind decree

allegiances of the short term
handmaid to the monster's birth
are the mark assigned to Cain
now embossed to their shame

they'll expire before the bill
is called due by the earth
damn their bones in aftermath
when the outcomes are beheld.

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