by Mark Olynyk

he found the chronicles of the scribe
describing the trials
of the lost tribes in exile

cuneiform writing on tablets of clay
inscribed with a life and times
of traditions preserved

transmit the wisdom of a nation
to descendants in the future

sending e-mails just to chat
walking with their cell phones
linked to satellite

distributing images with net cam
life in real time on the web

history is buried in a capsule
receiving signals in space

search engines are holding the key
to prehistoric cave art
saved in a laptop

Barrie, Ontario

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In 1977, Mark Olynyk published his first poem in "Left Wing". This event set off a chain reaction of poetry; that continues to this day. His poems have appeared in anthologies and literary journals such as: Whetstone, The Prairie Journal, Canadian Writer’s Journal, The Penwood Review and Peace & Freedom. His latest book, Written in Stone (2012) was published by FriesenPress. This collection of poems looks at the human condition; truth and the transience of life. The author says, “Writing is the great escape.” Find him on facebook at Poetry Inc.

Last updated November 14, 2014