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Trend-esday: 10-08-14

Trend-esday: 10-08-14


Trend-esday: 10-08-14

Every Wednesday I take a snapshot of what’s trending from one of the more popular websites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Google and use it as the basis for one of three literary devices: a poem, a short story, or a short article. Every topic has to be referenced at least once and it has to be 500 words or less.

Enjoy.

Today’s Trend-esday Offering comes from Facebook:


In many cultures throughout time, a red
moon rising
has been accepted as the
harbinger of evils such as the dead
crawling from their tombs, wars of some Ball-Z
reptilian deities
, or one of
a thousand other disasters. And while
we like to think of ourselves as above
ancient fear, if we spoke the truth, no guile
pretense or false confidence, we might still
admit that we see our destiny in
the signs of the sky and feel a slight chill
in our bones when the moon turns red as sin.

Our modern times and sensibilities
have made for themselves modern evils, fears,
and more horrific possibilities
than ancient man could tell to itching ears
around their evening fires. Whether it is man’s
insatiable lust for the still shots
of a woman’s naked form
, sending fans
a rude gesture out of spite
, or the dots
across a map that mark where justice has
been denied to the victims of wrong-doing
,
evil exists in our modern time as
surely as in times past.

                                       Our minds, brewing
over the problem, sometimes seek escape
through the revisiting of previous
triumphs of good. So, be it men in capes
conquering their rival of such grievous
strength, or valiant nerds once again facing down
alien invaders
, myths still comfort
us in the face of great suffering. Frown
though we may on clumsy attempts to sort
out the eternal affairs of others,

we may also appreciate true and
deep concern people show to their brothers
of earth because it is better to band
together against evil that to shout
each other down to try and win over
public approval as we talk about
the fears and foes that above us hover.

So while we read about and the ponder
the possible evils of companies
we can’t stand but can’t avoid
, we wonder
if we could start again, far from money’s
lure and power’s corruption. But rather
than envy those whose fortunes allow them
the chance to escape earth
and its lather
of wrong, let us determine to be him
or her who use their respective and our
collective efforts and resources
to resist the corruption of power
and set our people on better courses.


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