Saturday, 26 May 2012

Hackers: Return

The dream of the future
A distant bird
Wings of smoke
Its cries memories
A blackbird dying.

Hope in a piercing cry
Peace emerging
Shakily, slowly
The world begins to change.
A new born child.

The child born to a world
The world killed by man
The bird cries again
The child squints         
Covers his ears.

Fight or flight
Planets abandoned
Choosing to run
Running is easy.
The world we left behind.

But this child never knows
The green of earth
He will never know.
He will fight for what?
To make home clean.

The man still fights
Still hoping
Starting to try
To build what we once had
What we destroyed.

Zachary Choppen

Image of bird caught in the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico (source:

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