... We need a cease–fire everywhere for our madness / For destruction, for nuclear weapons, for inequality / Only then, we stand on a thresh-hold of a new dawn.
Ron Faust, in a poem, asks: What if we took part in provoking the Ukraine war / By continuing the Cold war / By hate rhetoric for an enemy ... ?
Reverse the “I”
Reflecting on the Ukraine/Russia war, poet Ron Faust admits, “we can’t see our hypocrisy / How we come across as aggressively superior / How we lie and deny our true intentions.”
Masks of Lies
The worse scare of Halloween is the deniers Who wear their masks of deceit in public Pretending to care for the down and outers But actually protecting their greedy interests
Peace from Drone Attacks
... We need to calm the chaos in a sea of abnormality ... Find the quiet places or mediate the opposite sides ...
Podcast shares artists’ passion for their work
Olyvia Lott, wordsmith Auntie Lyv, delved into the PeaceWorks KC Local Art Fair Sept. 24-25 by interviewing seven artists and two others. Lyv wove her interviews into this podcast.
Ron Faust, poet, heard Japanese-Americans say on Aug. 7, “We should never build another nuclear weapon.” He wrote a warning: “As long as we are stuck (with the world having 13,000 nukes), We will shorten the time of the Doomsday Clock.”
Faust’s poetry scans American legacy, warts and all
Ron Faust, in his introduction to his new book, Percolating Poetry, says, “To have a cup of coffee / Is to take a break in the action.” He offers hope—saying hope lies in abolishing all nuclear weapons—and the fun of a few love poems.
“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.