The End of the World Is a Seaside
Religion, politics, whimsy, school, and the carefree days of youth. The End of the World is a Seaside runs the gamut from thoughtful to sheer fun. More
Religion, politics, whimsy, school, and the carefree days of youth. The End of the World is a Seaside runs the gamut from thoughtful to sheer fun. Here’s a sampling.
Here and Now
Once caused, by an army of birds,
Quiet love songs without words.
Once caused, by a living life,
Silence that marks the strife.
Don’t be afraid the music to face,
Here is where we find our place.
Don’t look forward to years anew,
Now is for me to be with you.
Life’s curtains close, it’s time to bow,
All we have … is here and now.
Twenty Minutes to Nine
It had really upset Halia
When she found her sister
Weeping on the top bunk bed.
It was New Year’s Eve,
And this was the only place
Where she could cry.
“My problem is simply that
I don’t know where to stop.
All emotions – happiness, anger, fear –
They are all amplified to
The highest level possible for me,
Until I start to not feel at all.”
They may seem sissy,
But when you have realized
You will die,
You feel obliged to be
Your own chief mourner.
Not only in the battle cries
Do armies stand and win and rise.
Not only with a lying shout
Do we find the losers out.
Not only during storms do we
Find life to live eternally.
But in the quiet there is song
That separates the right from wrong,
And while it’s still, we say and say
The words that really count today.
A rare loud word can say to you
There’s strength within the quiet, too.
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