Van Kelly – Hopeful Expectations
I thank you Orion for passing me by for now,
and letting me come this far
in defense of Mother Earth.
Draco, only you know how much I love you
for the courage you conferred upon me
to see this battle through.
You know me better than I.
Ursa Minor, like a newborn child I cry sweet salty tears
for the fearless spirit strength you’ve give me
to stand against this greed-driven insanity.
And Cassiopeia my queen!
Now that I’ve seen you in all your glory,
I bow in humility before you,
knowing my greatest trials await me.
You’ve taught me how deeds speak louder than words.
To all of you and those unknown
who together have shown me
the power of love over money.
I live humbly in your debt, wandering free,
and like one of Chief Red Cloud’s raging warriors
thundering across the darkling plain of American corporate greed,
I hope for the best and expect the worst,
then I stop to thank my lucky stars
for teaching me the need of listening to my heart,
and of placing Earth First!
Red Cloud Thunder’s Grasshopper
March-April 2000 Earth First!
Date: October 13, 2012
Categories: Van Kelly