Awaken

By Mark Turner

Dawn varies from dusk to dawn for a reason

Their hours of light between them gleams from season to season

Yet hate and anger are acceptable and in fashion.

Embolden now by a deluge of falsehoods and empirical passions

Determined to follow the ventriloquist set

Bound to enter another cynical stage of rage and decadence

Still, the latest version of idol indifference comes with an expansion tied to its very existence

But, waiting for this era to dissipate by attrition finds us in the crosshairs of roughs with ample ammunition.

Aiming at the core of our very existence with deadly defiance

Another entry point by fear and loathing of a treacherous alliance

With each trigger pull and no kin toΒ  humanity

Waiting for the next mass act is our new sanity

Awaken, therefore from the exit wound of rest filled slumber

Albeit almost four scores from the start of the deadly fascist plunder

Reach beyond the length of your brow

Begin again weaving the yarn of a conscience plow soldier without fear of plight for night comes nevertheless for all in sight.

Awaken, now beyond your naive comfort station

For weaving the torn fabric has been the clarion call of our nation

Bad ideas outlast those when attached less we forget to weave the fabric back

 

 

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Tatyana Turner is a Bronx native who grew up in the Mott Haven and Grand Concourse sections of the borough. She has experience in print journalism and photography. In December 2016, Tatyana graduated from Temple University with a degree in Communication Studies and returned to her home in the Bronx where she is applying her skills to further discover the extraordinary people and places in the place she calls home.

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