A Break from Our Postmodern World
Dr Abe V Rotor
Forest Adventure in acrylic on canvas (45" x 57") by AVR, 2016
Freedom from computer, television, smart phone,
mall, ball games, rigors of schooling;
boredom of the Good Life, the idleness of leisure -,
break out into the open and start living;
Go to the wilderness, our ancestral birthplace,
rugged yet beautiful, undisturbed, pure,
where peace-and- harmony reigns in all its glory,
a world primordial, the womb of Nature.
Be courageous even in the midst of fear.
catch fish, catch ideas too, in bounty;
conquer heights through will, guts and providence,
revere life and all its diversity,
The forest has many eyes, more so in the night,
fireflies and stars mingle, they are one;
join the birds, crickets, waterfall, running stream,
the spirit of the place in prayer and fun.
Children to men these seven boys will soon become,
leaders of a kinder world, friendly to creation,
disciples of Rizal, Mark Twain, Thoreau. Emerson,
hope of a lost postmodern generation. ~