Should We Now Fear?

This is a rondeau about fear of the future.

Should we now fear our future days,
When sun and moon are dimmed by haze?
When many preach their doom and gloom,
We hide inside our inner room,
And each one kneels and, trembling, prays.

More trouble comes—it lingers, stays,
We’re overcome by our malaise;
The Fates weave quickly at their loom.
Should we now fear?

The fields are dry, they quickly blaze,
The frozen cattle cease to graze,
The land becomes an open tomb;
As crops die off, we now assume
That we must change our wasteful ways.
Should we now fear?

(written November 2019)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s