Poetry – Tectonic Plates of Society

Tectonic Plates of Society

 

As the tectonic plates shift

The ground beneath us.

New mountains of behaviour

Push upwards as cultures clash.

 

Mountain ranges of compassion,

Volcanoes of cooperation,

Peaks of altruism,

Earthquakes of respect.

 

The old layers of populism,

The fossilised strata of greed,

The crushed remains of selfishness,

Are fractured, bent and buried.

 

As the old separation is replaced

By new togetherness,

And the old hostilities

Are suffocated with love.

 

Opher – 29.3.2020