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Last Man

In a time not marked
by the hands of a clock
nor the afterglow of setting suns,
I... Superman,
overfly a luminous, beholden Earth.
I have accomplished my mission.

No dams with huge cracks remain
nor speed trains sabotaged by evil men.
Silenced is the zoom of airplanes
borded by suicides,
I see no flaming towers
nor gangsters’ with knives.
Car-bombs are a thing of the past.
No damsels remain to save from misfortune
nor refugees adrift on high seas.
I eliminated genocide and torture,
taking on universal conflicts
as well as plain bad manners.
Cataclysms and mass destruction have ceased.

Lois bad farewell to her office
(there are no office workers left),
no heart dreams her,
no bespectacled Clark Kent
wanders corridors with naïve formality.
Nobody wanders anywhere.

I... Superman,
solved the original cypher,
rewrote the human genome
and the DNA of all living things.
Freed from dark, unconscious forces,
there are no men, no beasts, only angels.
Pensive, without brothers, bonds nor passions,
I ply the lonely firmament
I descry a twinkling light,
signal from essential realms.
Last Man,
I set out on my long flight
to the source of Consciousness and Love.
all spirits…One.

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What I find in here is a massive amount of empathy for all that is wrong with the world, you have convinced me in a second that someone can really save the day. This is so beautifully written I feel your passion and beliefs and your wish for all of us to see a prettier picture than the one we all share right now. You are so inspiring. You show a talent never ending. Your last lines really give me hope

Thank you...Teddy

Dear Teddy, your visits are always so encouraging. I'm so glad you like it. I wrote it a long time ago, remembered it and fished it out of my files. It seems adequate for the times we're living thru', but I wanted to make it positive in the final stretches. I've no idea why I chose Superman so many years ago, but there 'tis. Perhaps it should be Superwoman...LOL.
Take lots of care, all the best, Gracy
PS: BTW, my niece, who lives in England, has Covid 19. Strangely enough, she went to university and although the classes were online, she slept in a dorm with other girls. Being online classes, why didn't she stay at home? I just don't understand the British, it's crazy. Anyway, she's almost over it, it's a light case, but all the family is in quarantine. I'm praying every day for them to be well.

"My soul is painted like the wings of butterflies; fairy tales of yesterday will grow but never die, I can fly, my friends.” – Freddie Mercury

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I have seen what a mess the british government are making, I have my own beliefs as to why, I am deeply sorry to hear your niece has Covid, my friend down the road from me has it, she is a nurse in the local care home, unfortunately someone took it in, but the good news is that she is quite well and she didnt really have any bad symptoms, i think because she is a single mother and home alone with her daughter it probably frightened her half to death. Its a shocking moment. Some people don't even believe it exists so who know how this will go forward. PS Italy are in bad shape too. I think it depends deeply on the health and mental and physical shape of each individual, to how bady they take covid. Take care my dear gracy.
PS i saw the queen without a mask also prince william, thats not cool for purpose of example, lets hope she stays well.

Thank you...Teddy

Dear Teddy, your visits are always welcome. My niece appears to be well now and I think the family have finished their quarantine without any new trouble. They've been lucky. Yes, Britain is in a mess, both politically and with the pandemic, which are linked in any case.
I'm reading about all of Europe with surges of Covid, so the only answer will be a vaccine...who knows when?
Keep yourself safe, dear Teddy, all the best, Gracy

"My soul is painted like the wings of butterflies; fairy tales of yesterday will grow but never die, I can fly, my friends.” – Freddie Mercury

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through your poetry'

clearly hear the veracity of your mind
hope more will ma'am
with Grace
be ye Gracy

like most disease

COVID 19 is no different many die rich survive no medicines yet special balancing populashun may be But each one for him/herself has to be UNLAZY
Noncomplacent but dillligent why face a quarantine at home or hospy most have a fewer pennies life is in danger mostly as everything is coshtly

Dear lovedly, thanks so much for your visit. Your words are always encouraging.
Yes, Covid is horrible and some people think it's no worse than the common flu.
Rich or poor, we're all in danger. But DT got himself the best treatment, not everybody gets that.
Take care, all the best, Gracy

"My soul is painted like the wings of butterflies; fairy tales of yesterday will grow but never die, I can fly, my friends.” – Freddie Mercury

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