Mar 31, 2011

Civilization's Rising Debt to Children

I. Wizards of Artificial Curtains

Civilization is written codes, and we are deathly smitten.
Primal children-village episodes, have been sticken!
Once, the paths of life all came insured!
Now, base of We, the family, is endangered!

Yet, there's a way into Earthly-human redemption,
The only way, Earth's play of Life ever mentioned!
The only, sustainable role we can cast
And only Earth-human road that lasts.

Earth-life has birthed and cultured millions of species;
Civilization infects us! Then, oblivious to all mammals' pleas.
Empires enslave and oppress folk-masses of humanity.
Earthiness, and humanness, once, were one innate unity.

Civilization rocks to elites seizing power, an artificial unsustainment.
Blocks re-entrance into human naturality! Our fatal finality!
re-enter Earth-life's 2 million year-old, human sustainability.

Few return to our evolved home within Earth-life!
Breakout to evolved, natural, human culture-- our
Evolved, human culturome(nurturome). Our genomic growth, of
our mind-body organisms, bonds with Earth's eco culturomes.

II. Delinquent Debt to Sacred Childhood

We owe civilization nothing of heart's quest.
It builds new constructs serving coldness of conquests
Over Earth-Human's unity, accord and zest!

We owe our generations of children every song
Under the natural sun, all of Heart-Life's designs!
Earth-life and Human-soul in natural, proven eco-paradigms!

Owe them visions Of Stone-age children, still within:
Of human migrations, human camps and villages;
Of pottery, tools, bones, love-things, in mounds
Still inches and feet beneath their own playgrounds.

Vision of playgrounds as lovegrounds;
Of human passages, past and present, as one;
Of human beings, past and present, re-become one;
Stages of heart's sproutings through time; spare none!

We owe our children their Earth-given birthrights:
Natural contacts, relationships and growths
With Earth-life, elements, Earth-beings and lifeways!
Earth-life, family, community in unconquerable gaze!

With Earth-folk place, time, being, and patterns;
With Earth-humanity's play, work, music, songs,
Celebrations, rituals, ceremonies-- all love belongs.

We owe our children a sustained pilgrimage homeward:
A migration of soul, generation by generation,
Into a long-awaited, sacred Human Heart as one!

III. Love: To Set Free

To love a living thing; simply set it free:
Remove ego's art and tech device;

Timed-release freedom would suffice
The inclusion of Humanity.

Copyright 2011  L.S. Heatherly

Mar 3, 2011

Humanity's Genius as Earth-Human Spirit

Our genius is ceaseless, pure spirit:
Human life-force, become soul-force,
Our life-force, become being-force:
Our primordial instinct to be free beings.

We can try any bargain with it:

Place it in pretty house-cage,
Cast it in show, act it in circus.

We can colonize it
Into artificial edifice, the city;

Take it to dinner with wine,
Take it to bed with sex;

Drown it in any pleasure,
Addict it to any obsession,

Mate and marry it off
To science, art, religion.

We can regiment it with formal education,
Pack it into fettered fronteer;

Enlist it into any cause,
Agitate it into any war;

Enlist it into any adventure,
Establish it into any settlement:

Engage it in any institution,
Employ it in any occupation:

Rent and board it through finance,
Reside it in any economy.

Pledge it to any state,
Allege it to any nation;

Install it into any creed;
Buy it with any politics.

Deceive it with any literature,
Oppress it with any ideology;

Tax and confine it by any government,
Occupy it by any empire.

We can domesticate the human spirit 1000 ways;
Channel it through endless, novel systems.

But, having experienced Its first 3 or 5 years
Of pure, natural human love;

It will never, deeply, accord any fabricated order,
Never, finally, honor any contrived treaty or peace;

Never surrender its free being.
Artful deprivations, simply, starve it into cultural chains.

Genius, as abducted, pure, human spirit, love and freedom;
Is Restless Rebel, seeking long-lost home;
Ceasing only upon death.

This, our purity, our innocence, our human soul,
Lies buried inside our civil, toxic human condition.

Re-conceive, re-birth, carry on, this pristene humanity.
Re-inhabit it, in cleansed Earthly-human, childhood-home:

Pure, brain-body growth-- human genome,
Bonded with unpolluted, eco-social-cultural growth:

Our pure, natural nurtrings-- our nurturome;
In these Earthly manifold loves; human spirit touches home.

Copyright L. S. Heatherly 2010