Theme: Life

Smell the Roses

by R. D. Ashby
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Life today is jam-packed with images
compelling response, its ultimate meaning
modern technology diminishes
in the face of its staggering advances;
the future is perceived in car designing.
Football skills raise stadiums cheek by jowl
with shanty towns, no contradiction seen
because the sums are right; in the event, all
rises to occasion, the future goal
thunders as it happens, builds in between.
These things hark back to Christ’s own words: ‘The poor
you have with you always’ when precious scent
lavished filled the room;  technology’s door
opens life to a dimension that’s more
of hope for all, the poor can see content.


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