“No one wants to be arrested but / Life is deliriously complicated / So it may be the right response” begins Ron Faust’s poem on civil resistance, risking arrest.
“Victims of anesthetized evil” is how Ron Faust describes family members of innocents slain by US killer drones, while US military personnel and the public may be benumbed to the terror.
A passel of poems by Ron Faust: “Trespassing,” crossing a line not irrelevant; “The Great Divide,” honoring a falsely accused senator; “On Earth Day,” walking the tender Earth; and “Rainy Daffodils.”
I sit here alone on an empty vessel of words / As tiny particles of crystal fall from the sky / Dancing, distracted, destined in their flight / To pull a sheet over a world cold and sleepy / Elsewhere people cover their heads in fear / From blasting bombs splintering their shelter
Super powers have nuclear weapons out of fear Afraid to get rid of them lest they lose control
Henry Stoever went to trial Feb. 23 after crossing the property line at the local nuclear weapons plant. After the trial, Henry said, “Officials have blinders on to what this plant is doing to the poor and to the Earth.”
The drumbeats of war grow louder / As Russia forays into Ukraine on 2/22/22 … One disarmed lone lawyer goes to trial
Frozen in time / Ugly cold pictures / of the Insurrection ... Democracy is jeopardized / Unless we build back better Work on common ground / See a vision for racial justice Turn our violence into peace / Try to save our only planet
A colorful tree, a Regal Petticoat Maple / Shows its yellow leaves waving in the sky And red, magenta, salmon underneath / Particularly in the Fall downsizing
When we model Peace / Future generations will follow … The path of Peace is not easy / Often a road less traveled / Maybe ridiculed and lonely / But it is the correct road