‘Dharmachakra’ and Other Poetry by Bruce Dale Wise The Society July 27, 2015 Culture, News of Note, Poetry 1 Comment Dharmachakra By Sri Wele Cebuda Around the Dharma Wheel spins, around and round it goes. It never pauses nor begins, it simply travels, o! Though millions fly off from its whirl, and thousands perish too, it draws in love from all the World, the kind, the good and true. And though some long to stop its turn, they may as well attempt to halt the Sun from its great burn with nothing but contempt. “Dharmachakra” literally means “Law Wheel” in English or “Falun” in Chinese Abuse of Falun Dafa By Lu “Reed ABCs” Wei Abuse of Falun Gong adherents goes on to this day. The Chinese Communists attempt to make it go away. They want a permanent solution to their problem, yes, enforced ideological conversions that repress and strong coercive measures to outlaw it from the land; re-education, torture and death too are what is planned. How many thousands practicing the Dharma Wheel’s spin of tolerance, compassion, and pure truthfulness have been exterminated by intolerance and brutal plies? The Chinese Communists attempt to crush it from their eyes. The Chinese Cyber Criminals By Lu “Reed ABCs” Wei “We’re hemorrhaging information at a dizzying rate…” —Admiral James Winnefeld Four million US government employees were attacked by workers in the flat-gray, Shanghai highrise, who have hacked their records. As is usual, the Communists deny they are the dedicated adversary—th’ oft-told lie. Because of this evolving threat and major data breach, Americans have been informed they better watch this leech, to monitor accounts and freeze their credit chronicles, to change their passwords—Chinese ruthlessness is prodigal. Cyber security has been hit by that cruel crew; malicious software is installed with search engine Baidu. The Fate of Raif Badawi By Saudi Becrewel The Saudi Kingdom’s Highest Court upheld the punishment of Raif Badawi for insulting Islam—giving vent through electronic media—one thousand lashes and ten years in prison. As of yet the blogger’s floggings stand at fifty, but the international protests delayed subsequent beatings. At the outcry Saudis were dismayed. It is not known why his chastisement has yet been postponed, though medical reports find he should not be thrashed (or stoned). Saudi Arabia enforces strict Islam assent, and does not often tolerate political dissent. A Sighting of Apollo By Ercules Edibwa When suddenly I came upon Apollo bathed in light. I saw him rising o’er the hills within my line of sight. I longed to ask him many things, but he was unconcerned; and then, although he did not see me, I saw his head turned. I wondered what his mission was, where he was going to, appearing in the open air, right there within my view. I longed to follow him up there in his pursuit of truth and beauty, scintillating, radiating through and through. And though he disregarded me, I couldn’t help but feel, he was inviting me to follow him upon his heel. Bruce Dale Wise is a poet living in Washington State who often writes under anagrammatic pseudonyms. Featured Image: Photograph from Glennwaters.com NOTE: The Society considers this page, where your poetry resides, to be your residence as well, where you may invite family, friends, and others to visit. Feel free to treat this page as your home and remove anyone here who disrespects you. Simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Put “Remove Comment” in the subject line and list which comments you would like removed. The Society does not endorse any views expressed in individual poems or comments and reserves the right to remove any comments to maintain the decorum of this website and the integrity of the Society. Please see our Comments Policy here. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) One Response Euclidrew Base August 2, 2015 2 22 17 23 1 7 20 15 18 5 10 12 13 14 16 21 8 11 6 19 25 3 9 4 24 Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.