The Fifth Turning

Words shimmer on the newsprint page,

a desert mirage promising lush green

amid the anarchy.

Falling from the lips of

wily wizards and sharp eyed visionaries,

they weave a tale that rivals the books out of time

that we covet and collect.

A tale, once legend

now wrapped in prophecy

foretelling the unavoidable – 

there will be war

after four turnings

as nations traverse a span of eighty years.

Instead, we can lay our weapons down

choose transcendence over war

and usher in a new age.

The imposing Brock monument at the Queenston Height National Historical Site (Niagara-On-The-Lake) in Ontario, Canada.

The imposing Brock monument at the Queenston Height National Historical Site (Niagara-On-The-Lake) in Ontario, Canada.

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I'm currently blogging from the beautiful West Coast city of Vancouver, British Columbia - a vibrant city by the sea, surrounded by mountains and a very unique urban forest.
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12 Responses to The Fifth Turning

  1. Shirley Ross says:

    Suspended in air
    this theatre of choice, where
    History repeats, echoic
    like an unfinished game of
    Musical chairs.
    Not enough love, food
    compassion, imbalance.
    Stirring the misery ,fear and
    yet we still have choice.
    CHOOSE.

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  2. ugetse says:

    Love both your poems, your mom and yours. Hopefully we can change the world with love and food. Have we gone too far already provoking a war? Scary to think about it. Beautiful poem Kim. ❤️✨

    Liked by 1 person

  3. markmkane says:

    Great work Kimberlee. A very thought provoking and telling poem that’s relevant right now.
    Thanks for sharing.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Thank you (as always!), I came across this theory in a recent newspaper read and thought, “Why does this fourth turning have to be inevitable? hence the title of my poem. We can turn the tides that wash over our world if we have the will.

      Like

  4. Ugetse says:

    When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace. Mimi Hendrix

    Liked by 1 person

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