Poem (Found Object)

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So, I’m in the middle of my marathon Google+ look around, and I’m looking at all the goodies that Google has to offer and click on Google Docs. Now if you would have asked me if I had ever used Google Docs, I would have said no. But I would have been wrong. Apparently I looked at it a couple of years ago. On 8/4/09, to be precise. I know because Google Docs had a tiny little poem that I didn’t remember about at all. Something I must have penned in my quick test of the program. The Cloud has finally done something for me!

I am guessing that I wrote this while working on what became the Singularity 1 album by my Red Lauan Tree project. The first movement in Singularity 1 is called Thee Wasted Lands and is heavily based upon T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land (natch) and this newly rediscovered poem of mine fits along with the kinds of emotions I was feeling while I was working and experimenting towards Singularity 1. That’s my guess at least.

And, no I don’t know why I have parentheses around the title…

( ( ( The Wasted Lands ) ) )

and in the end
if I fling myself upon my sword
or leap to my death
from atop these stone walls
have i won
have i cured the wail
of the dead in my ears
have i stopped the
war march and the
death machine from
rumbling across the countryside
have i won

what if i stay on some more
and hold out until
i no longer want to win
i no longer want to fight
or breathe in sweet air
from untamed mountain tops
as the sun rises and sets
rises and sets
rises and sets
have i won

william parham

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Movere voluntatem montes. Sapientiam ut non desiderant.

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