If your Rules are to be chiseled in Stone
You'll require a Savior to see you safe Home.
For Peoples of the Books the Way is long,
Watered with tears but Lightened with Song.
What if your Codes on paper be Writ
And the Library burned, shall you Forget?
If pressed into Clay and kiln-baked Hard
Can your children decipher the Shards?
Recently some men chose Chalk upon Slate
From Tubingen to Balliol to Oxford's Gate.
Mercator's Map showed the Area to be Treated
Invaded, Monetized, Taxed, Drugged and Defeated.
Albion's Chalk with a Round Table to Erase
Strategies that Fail to keep up the Pace
Of Rio Tinto's Precious Mineral Extractions.
Stars, Bars and Wars... merely Distractions.
Copyright © 2019 by Michael A. Hawes. All Rights Reserved.
Michael Hawes was born in Texas, raised in Louisiana and lives in British Columbia.