Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Arlene Corwin writes

Sifting Through The Dross

Fire, flood,
War and blood -
It is no wonder I can’t stand
The papers and TV,
Those apps aimed right at me,
The dearth of quality,
The deprivation, loss of lives,
The angst it gives.

Preferring comedy,
Cartoons by Disney…
Am I cowardly?

Fixated on the negative but well aware
Of heroes all around each day, each year,
Deeds of goodness and devotion,
Yet, there is this bleak emotion, yucky fear.

Another factor is the greed:
The pressured need for growth and profit.
Prophets sow salvation’s seeds.
Many listening, few that heed.
With much to win and much to lose,
One mostly feels the costly loss.
But sifting through the dross with trust,
Stably doing what one must,
One gets a glimpse of tunnel’s light,
Decides it’s worth a willing fight
And pushes on through restive night

1 comment:

  1. Walt Disney was an American animator who won 22 Academy Awards (out of 59 nominations). In the early 1920s he set up the Disney Brothers Studio and 1n 1928 developed the character Mickey Mouse, his first highly popular success. As the studio grew more prosperous he became more adventurous, introducing synchronized sound, full-color 3-strip Technicolor, feature-length cartoons as well as technical developments in cameras; features such as "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" (1937), "Pinocchio," "Fantasia" (both 1940), "Dumbo" (1941), and "Bambi" (1942), furthered the development of animated film. After World War II he began producing live-action films as well. To fund his construction of the Disneyland theme park he diversified into television programs in the 1950s. In 1965, he began developing another theme park, Disney World, the heart of which was to be a new type of futuristic city, the "Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow" (EPCOT), but he died before the project could be completed.


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