Poem: Speak Future #spkfutr

Below is my submission for the APF’s World Futures Day poetry slam. Please click the link to understand the purpose of the poem. Speak Future is actually a redux of another poem of mine, They Sent Us Their Dreams, and I am working on another that should be more conforming with the themes of the Speak Future Twitter chat. Perhaps tomorrow.

Speak Future
As we lift the veil to the undiscovered country
As we open the door into summer

Speak Future
Before they sing our songs and perform our plays
Before we inject them with our desires

Speak Future
Lest we hijack their present for the sake of our dreams
Lest we rob them of a future unsettled and multiplicitous

Speak Future
For our lives sacrificed on the mechanized altar of progress
For our responsibilities to lead and build their world

Speak Future
We belong on the horizon
We belong to tomorrow










It’s World Futures Day! Celebrate now

The Association of Professional Futurists (APF) will commemorate World Future Day 2017 with an experiment in crowdsourcing an ode to the future. This will run from midnight, 12:01 AM , UTC+14 MARCH 1st to midnight 11:59 PM UTC-11. Thomas Jefferson once said. “I like the dreams…

via Commemorate World Futures Day: Speak Future #SPKFUTR — Association of Professional Futurists #spkfutr

It is World Futures Day, and the APF is commemorating it with a Twitter chat poetry slam as the link above describes.

The Millennium Project is holding its annual video chat on Google Hangouts.

  1. World Future Day — March 1 —  join futurists from around the world in a 24-hour conversation about the world’s potential futures, challenges, and opportunities. The online dialogue will start at 12 noon in Auckland, New Zealand and move across the world ending in Honolulu at 12 noon. You can connect to the Hangout session at: MP-FuturesDay2017

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This post is a promotion for World Futures Day hosted by The Millennium Project, press release. Also, be sure to join the APF as we host a Twitter chat poetry slam on the future. So, first click here https://goo.gl/4hCJq3 and then click here:   Around-the-World 24-Hour Conversation on the Future to Celebrate World Future Day March …