05 Nov 2015 – Sonnet

A generation Disney sang to sleep,
slapped awake by Vietnam and Nixon.
We danced and swore our promises to keep
the faith, but decades proved that to be fiction.
We meant well, but the stardust in our eyes
deluded us, our hearts were still of earth
and ocean. Once we saw the waters rise
we learned unvarnished laws of death and birth.
The best of us dispensed with love to hate,
to fight – consumed at last by spinning gears.
The rest of us rued such quixotic fates,
all easy meat, becoming all we feared.
Our lofty thoughts a farce? Who knew? Who dared?
Another trick or treat mask Ego wears?