countdown

tomorrow
we are 30 days
from apocalypse
again, calculated
by the ancient wise
they say, but really just

the end

of the Mayan long count
before another cycle of numbering
births

in a  stretch
keeping time
the way only they did
in cycles from creation
to an unseen end

proving only
that what is spoken

from an old place

might be true
but is often misunderstood

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About Susan L Daniels

I am a firm believer that politics are personal, that faith is expressed through action, and that life is something that must be loved and lived authentically--or why bother with any of it?
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17 Responses to countdown

  1. ruleofstupid says:

    I think you need more unsavoury references!
    (Oh god, my irreverence is spilling into my comments – I’m out of control!!!)

    • Hahaha–anyone who has me as insanely gleeful over his “Tips for the Budding Blogger” can be as irreverent as he wants on my blog…I am having far too much fun reading you! Getting to the Gaza reference part here, speaking of irreverence.

  2. mobius faith says:

    Nicely done. Last 5 lines are the clincher. Love it!

  3. Grace says:

    I am skeptical about the ending date from 30 days…but who really knows, the cycle of life is never ending ~

  4. ManicDdaily says:

    Ha! Hope so! It’s hard enough for me to understand something said five minutes ago! k.

  5. bajanpoet says:

    A lot of ancient wisdom is misunderstood….

    Great write…. 😀

  6. nelle says:

    Someone astutely pointed out if the Mayas were so prescient, why didn’t they foresee the arrival of Conquistadors? Yes, misunderstood. we shape their creations to our interpretations.

    I’ve a boatload of respect for anthropology and archaeology, but do find amusement in how so many things are identified as of some religious ritual, as if our daily doings all centre on such things.

  7. Green Speck says:

    30 days … that’s scary :-/

  8. janehewey says:

    might be true but is often misunderstood.
    that’s it, i think. maybe this is why we do our best to
    understand each other. —reminds me that Understanding is something
    to be thankful for. Beautiful, succinct take on this, Susan.

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