inheritance of fools

Wrote this “grey haibun” to share at dVerse Poets pub…


A mist of grey grief hangs over us all. Roll call of promising youth, senselessly gunned down before their prime, grows irreversibly longer even as numbers of disconnected, angry youth swell precipitously. Education leaves God out, letting demons in.

Hate disrespects human dignity. Rage destroys human life. Violence disregards meaning of community. Selfishness and rudeness rule (un)social media. We refuse to walk in the life-giving Light; choosing to crawl into the darkness of our own souls.

The civilization of Man is graying fast. Without fear of God, we will fear each other.  Beauty of human culture  fades. We follow a suicidal path and wonder how to write our own obituary.


ashes to ashes

ravens cry over ruins

grey twilight descends



An insightful article regarding philosophical reasons for school shootings HERE


8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. rothpoetry
    Feb 25, 2018 @ 13:57:41

    I love your closing paragraph! “…Without the fear of God we will fear each other.”
    Classic and so very true!


  2. alisonhankinson
    Feb 23, 2018 @ 15:41:07

    Very meaningful. there does appear to be a huge and overwhelming sense of uncertainty and grief.


  3. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Feb 21, 2018 @ 14:38:34

    Hate in any form is what destroys… alas I see more hatred spilled from some who claim to know the voice of God than from those who talks about us as humans only.


  4. Frank Hubeny
    Feb 21, 2018 @ 14:13:57

    Hate dehumanizes and violence upsets community. I liked the title.


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