Revolution Cycles

The authors of revolt record their
thoughts with obscure inscriptions
on clay tablets.

Their inspiration drawn from eighty
books condemning the habits
of the elite, lighting fire
to the tissue of lies and fiction,
provoking the masses
into doubting the revered.

Stoic leaders meet the threat,
clear headed in the midst of
conflict, intent to preserve
order, equanimity over chaos.

When the usurpers prevail
the cycle turns, and the words
of the next revolt are penned.

{revolution}

{revolution} (Photo credit: stargardener)

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3 Comments

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3 responses to “Revolution Cycles

  1. So true. Brilliant accusation.

  2. Shawna

    Oh man. This is awesome.

    “The authors of revolt record their
    thoughts with obscure inscriptions”

    “drawn from eighty
    books condemning the habits
    of the elite”

    Oh wow, love your last stanza. These words were perfect for you. Well done.

  3. Awesome weave of that word list, really outstanding !!

Some of what I write is true, some is fiction; most is merely possibility.

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