Lee Mack

(Shelbyville Kentucky)

Limestone Road xx xxx xx Improvisation No 6 02 22 2014


Lee B. Mack

Columbia, Maryland 21044


Improvisation No.6 xx 02 22 2014
Original 12 26 2013


Several stanza covering about 3 0r 4 pages
depending upon formats






Limestone Road:


Limestone road we no longer need
A hit for highs from dust and grind
Sewer lines through flues down
Gutters over spillways into endemic
Cholera share creeks where we swim
Inexpressive swimming-strokes taken
To tipping points in synchronicity
Reach to bridge high to trestle
Tracks lifted above trenches below
B&O freight trains on wheels on rails
Over waste runoff streams ditched
By oak trees and strung by trestles
That bridge spans from electric sun
Rays grounded to alchemized new life
Barren backyards crust behind Negro
Shacks down by that part of town

Police called "Creek Bottom" where up
The hill to the corner grocery store
Over the railroad crossing - shelves of
White owned stock would rot waiting
The ability of black wages to rise and
Both inventories to sort as soon as
Interest disappeared absorbed by high
Grounds and reservoirs perking in a
Chemistry of bonds in a distant village
White masked poor and black souls toil
As underemployed peoples reposed in a
Restless sleep -the two dream voodoo
Pleasures to scare each other - on edge
At prefaces of the pit of economic war
The Lord's next supper for the better
Forgives and then deny him or not-
Provides discerning spirits - forgiving
Communes in the Lord's unbroken body



Lee Mack copyright 2009. ISBN # 0615318347. No permission granted.



(Lee B. Mack, Limestone Road, Page 2)



At home stoking coal to raise chimney
Smoke at ends of day and night long
Winters - hope barely survives winters'
Faith - fails unconditional love for
The common-law laborers' work - hallow
Fields - rural route delivery trucks
Ware-house stock-shelf stackers work
The nights - audiles break off with
Whistles and horns - sound approaches
In foehns at tipping points - emotional
Whims make conditional love as often
As storms and winds combine to recreate

Wakes making sounds as rails vibrate to
Hum perfect pitch-art imitating love
Making xylophonic and fiddle string
Music - tightened to tune instrumental
Perfect pitch -clack creaking steel
Wheels react to silent interludes…
Joint nails tie creosol logs to rails
And ring out soul in measured symphonies
Skeptical of the synchronicity and
Blessings - the fulfillment of hope
And the seeing heart that beats to the
Tempo of love - the courthouse shut down
Sets face to face with revolutionary grace

For ritual holidays witnesses stand in
Jury boxes making hallow pleas for
Justifiable appeals to merciless chits of
Mockeries - chambers empty justice shakes
The judges' chambers quake -State and
Local legislatures and banks close on
Condition red -no one hears what
Citizens say -moments pass him by graves
Dug with holes open and empty - wait to
Hear what certainty says - read the lift
And drift as dust from the limestone road
Settles - read on to the end down through
The undertaker's listed dead - death is
Certain so the word said - inhale limestone
Dust - out live the country boy's hit
As it is -the farm girl lives neighborly
Over the cow patch hill - a high dose






Lee Mack copyright 2009. ISBN # 0615318347. No permission granted.







(Lee B. Mack, Limestone Road, Page 3)



Of lust - drugs quickly knock out last
Traces of pain and leaves the sickness
Of resident condemnation in the senses -
Troubling-in-mind and genetic soul root
Increases growth to mimic life to spread
Test each lie and lack in the sweet talk
Espoused in it for the comedic reasoning
Truth re-represents in last cold emotions
Industrial waste and innovation tastes of
Revolutions' enticements - shoo cats of
Con and divide interest charged the poor

For the richness of fat leftover - sic
Dogs upon it - cover old limestone roads
With patches of sparse verdure - mark
The bleed of health and peel away the
Absurdity from the den of iniquity of
Riches - from the bark of trees falling
To cemeteries underfoot - roots vine
Below ground in strata of wastes from the
Mouths of humanity recording markings on
Faces of stars and stone with pencils of
bone -the alien in darkness sweeps away
Wasted human word leaving no trace of
Praise in the definite article for Elohim -

Nature burns to choke on cough to spit
Thyroid on soot and tar fires - coal
Burns to turn simplest meaning to change
Love unnecessarily to the love of change
Waters poured above and below the
Firmament wash away oils rubbed onto
Hardware plasma - roll the dough for
Common bread - drain fish of oils for
Anointing - rub away the dead with skin
Limestone road would cover and soon
Disintegrate with time - to form force
Fields moving with wind and thorn
Vines sprout to reign over unrighteous

Branches -so to lead to find the woman
At home protected by rights of birth - The
Lord leaves room for life as lived - give
Life all you can give walking on dried turf
Alongside in safety on shoulders inside
The fences by the edge of limestone roads.





Lee Mack copyright 2009. ISBN # 0615318347. No permission granted.

Submitted: Friday, February 21, 2014
Edited: Sunday, June 29, 2014


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Poet's Notes about The Poem

This poem is inspired by: In 1944 a seven year old Negro played near the limestone road fronting the farm house of his sharecropping grandfather and next door to the house occupied by the farm owner named Rothschild. The road identified in those days was Finchville Road. In later years that road became known as Kentucky State Rural Route 55. He saw that late summer day in 1944 a US Army green truck pass carrying a dozen or more German POW's, and two rifle carrying US soldiers standing on the rear. The boy had no idea about what he saw that day, disappearing in a cloud of limestone dust. Thirty eight years later in the year 1975 the boy remembered and began applying ideas and synchronicities to that scene in 1943.

In 1956 that same boy was a private in the army at the Signal School, Fort Monmouth, New Jersey. He was assigned to the Hexagon army facility to work with three German scientist working on top secret military research developing the computer/telecommunications to track the Russian Sputnik and other land and satellite vehicles. Later in 1956 and in 1957 (October 4,1957) that boy was in attendance in the military facility at Deal, New Jersey along with scientist tracking the launch of the Soviet Union's Sputnik satellite. He was then a high school graduate,19 years old and the only black person present and attending the research and field testing operations tracking the Sputnik the night of its launching on that historic occasion. That boy went later to Mountain-view, California, along with five American scientist from MIT to Military Electronic Defense Plants where they continued work at civilian operations field testing facilities. He continued working in a military capacity with these civilian scientists for three years in New Jersey and California, and during the years leading up to the spreading of (R&D) research and development of computer/telecommunication. A birthplace for and vicinity later known as Silicon Valley.

In 1986 that boy began undergoing synchronicities. He became able to experience events re-represented in the context of, and that linked events from 1943, the 1950's,1968,1970's,1980',1990's, and 2000's. All these are years during which events occur covering, business career, health, Holy Spirit, family, and soul relative experience. Most the events occur locally and can only be defined as non-locality occurring events.

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