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Sojourn On Mars Part 1
by Peter Paton
Friday, January 27, 2006
Rated "PG" by the Author.
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I traverse wearily the sands of the Red Planet

A survivor of a broken ,dejected  and disconsolate race

Swirling winds whip menacingly across the ancient desert

Fragmented dust and grime sting my half shut eyes

As I seek sanctuary in this Forbidden Land

Gathering myself in the shelter of an overhanging crag

Taking stock of why our troubled world had to die

Realising we were always in the eye of the storm

Of God's righteous wrath and scorn

How long did mankind think they had

Did they not see the writing on the wall

Or was it just one mad scramble for existence we dwell in

Or were we all just pawns in the inscrutable game

With no cohesion to see where we were going wrong

The dictum always being it will never happen to you or I

I quench my burning thirst with remaining liquid ration

Knowing I'm marooned in this desolate and barren landscape

Twas foresight and vision that gave me my escape route

And I know you can't hold back Armageddon

Because its written in the blood of the Mar... tyrs

And Mother Earth can no longer be seen circling above

It is a new strange vista and horizon that appears on the meridians

To acclimitize and adapt is my raison d'etre

Evolution is my new Watchword

I will not repeat the mistakes of Old

The Age of Aquarius will usher in the Return of Justice

And the Servant of Humanity will pour out the Libations of Knowledge

Upon the foreheads of the chosen ones

I bivouac down on the firm foundations below my tired and bruised feet

And meditate on all that has been and will be again

Mars is hushed in the silken silence of the deep purple night

And I will awaken refreshed in the Virgin Sylph Dawn


Copyright By Peter Paton 2006
Sojourn On Mars Part 1
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Reviewed by . ignis 2/3/2006
We are currently between worlds; the age of Capricorn has ended and the age of Aquarius is on its way. The decadent violence of the previous age has not ended yet. I may not be there in the flesh, but I cannot wait for the age of soothing promises to begin, for mankind's fatal ignorance to finally and conclusively end. Thank you for creating and sharing. Take care,

Reviewed by J M 1/30/2006
Powerful visuals and message in this series Thank you Peter for sharing this poem.
Reviewed by jude forese 1/29/2006
extrememly imaginative and well written ...
Reviewed by Joseph* OneLight*® 1/28/2006
Those who are True Leaders will not abandon this earth for no redemption will be found elsewhere.

Love & Light,
Reviewed by Dale Clark 1/28/2006
Very good! Excellent commentary on our society,
but somehow I don't think man can destroy this
earth but unfortunately I could be wrong. Scary!
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 1/28/2006
What a great offering...thanks!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 1/27/2006
Oh my, never thought of this, from such a clever dimension..
Leaves one lamenting...
Reviewed by Dawn Richerson 1/27/2006
like this journey to the red planet, Peter. will be back for part 2. Dawn
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 1/27/2006
A most compelling and thought-provoking creation, Peter. Thank you for sharing this gift. Love and peace to you.

Reviewed by Sage Sweetwater 1/27/2006
"Swirling winds whip menacingly across the ancient desert" reminds me so much of the Harmattan wind, and I envision the Indian women riding in a padded box on top of a camel to shelter them from the harsh wind.

"Evolution is my new Watchword" triggers a Darwin metaphor for me, that being Survival of the Fittest.

There are so many intelligent and inspiring lines in this and I am anxious for Part Two. Good write, Peter. Takes us on a hologram mind journey.

Reviewed by George Carroll 1/27/2006
Insightful look into what was, what could have been, and what is.
Reviewed by E T Waldron 1/27/2006
Peter this is fascinating. so beautifully written I can't wait for the next part! I agree with EdK.;-) Lead on!

Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 1/27/2006
excellent write, peter; so very well done! bravo!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in tx., karen lynn. :(
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 1/27/2006
A very somber, but very captivating write, Peter.

And I know you can't hold back Armageddon
Because its written in the blood of the Mar... tyrs

And those two lines are truly thought provoking. I often wonder if we could stop earth's destruction, even if we all truly wanted to - or if it's already too late.

But if anyone does make it to another world, you'd be a good choice to lead them, Peter.

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