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I Can Feel It (poem)

I Can Feel It
by F.E. Feeley, Jr.

My heart is heavy
I see chaos everywhere
Ripped society, frayed at the edges
Like fabric worn and washed again and again and….

Time is going so fast right now
Even among the familiar, the shadows of uncertainty is creeping across a vast glassy lake.

I hear in the air, a rumble
Like distance thunder far off but not far enough
In the day I see shimmers of something right outside of sight
Only at night as the world sleeps do I feel any sense of relief

Shoulders are more bent
Bank accounts are thinner
Anger and fear vibrates in unspoken words between glances of strangers

Whispers of a nameless fear from Tolkien
Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came
Jacobs trouble from revelation
Each unfortunate story known to man
In this world filled with antagonists

Badges with no honor
Wars with no end
Religion that crushes souls under foot
Where ignorance is rewarded
And water and air poison the future.

I can feel it
I can feel it
I can feel it
I can