"Life is the dancer and you are the dance."
Eckhart Tolle

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Some News Poets United Thursday Think Tank #43-Headlines

One grave held 43 bodies,
shallow tufts of earth covering them
Drug cartel to the northwest

6.5 magnitude earthquake
in the state of Veracruz,
power plants didn’t fall like dominoes
Tremors to the northeast

I’m just sitting here, while Popo smokes every day

Process notes:
Popocatepetl is an active volcano, I live between two volcanoes.
Yesterday in news I heard about execution-style murders in Cuernavaca, Morelos, and in the middle of the night, an earthquake struck Veracruz. Cuernavaca and Veracruz are two hours from my home. Oh, yeah, I feel real safe.


  1. Oh gosh - sometimes you have to wonder why we even bother to read the headlines. But then you think that burying your head in the sand isn't any safer.

    Stay safe.

  2. Pamela,

    One incident would be enough, but you have captured plenty of headlining fear.
    The world is a very scary place, everywhere right now.
    Stay safe!
    Best wishes, Eileen

  3. Perhaps this adds to the darkness of some your poems, Pamela. Scary stuff. I like the matter of factness of your last line. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Amazing we find any peace at all, innit?

  5. RJ, it is unavoidable, it's on the tv, in the newspapers and on the internet. The drug cartel issue has me and my husband very concerned.

  6. Pamela - I'm sorry if I sounded flip; I didn't mean to be. I would be very uneasy and very concerned too. (Actually, frightened might more aptly describe it.) But still...

    Your poem does convey beautifully that sense of unrest and urgency. I really do hope you stay safe.

  7. Wow, Pamela, an earthquake, an active volcano and a drug cartel, (even more dangerous). Very frightening. Stay safe.

  8. Yes, Eileen, it does create an uneasy feeling.


  9. Brenda, it is all a matter of fact, as I cannot change the course of things.

  10. Thanks RJ, I didn't think you were being flip.

  11. The drug cartel is the most frightening of all, Sherry, it is a damn shame, because Mexico has so many beautiful places to visit, that are now becoming infiltrated by these thugs.

  12. There is nothing scarier than the gang/drug scene. Terrifying. I agree I'd feel safer with the volcano situation. And this morning, as I was reading this, I was thinking about how beautiful Mexico is. Truly a shame.

  13. What a sad one - we live in a big tough world.

  14. Ollie, it is enough to bring you down.

  15. Oh, my. This is frightening for sure. I guess you have to turn off the news to live there! Wishing you safty and peace.

  16. The drug cartels frighten me too, Pamela. We often get news of them here. I haven't been in Mexico now in a few years, and the news of them makes me fearful, as they even make their way into certain parts of the USA. If only peope wouldn't USE!

  17. Judy, I try not to dwell on it, since here it is not apparent, but one never knows, do they?

  18. Some pretty scary people, Mary and the problem is because of the supply and demand, that is occurring.

  19. A very sobering piece of writing, Pamela.

    Sometimes beauty can hide so much danger. Snow doesn't look so bad after all. Criminals don't like the snow.



  20. You are so right, Paul, I lived in Florida
    for a while and they have some problems with transients, because of the sunny, hot weather.
    However,this problem is due to consumer demand and it is not here in Mexico.