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The world is at war because it has lost peace (Pope Francis)

By dlindorff - Posted on 30 July 2016

But it’s not just the world that has lost peace.



I lost my peace.



I used to have it.



I used to cook meals with it,



I used to season my food with it.



It was with me when I mowed the lawn.






My peace,



my vision.



I even had it after Orlando . . .






I was watering the garden



and I looked up



at the clouds passing over the field,



and that was when I realized that peace was missing.






Have you seen it?



It was right here only yesterday?






You ask, “What did it look like?”






Well, like a sunrise,



like a bird singing in a tree,



like a wetland beside the interstate.



It looked like a gun with a flower sticking out of it.



It looked like a catchy bumper sticker,



like a sunset,



like a red and pink Hawaiian guitar



with islands stenciled on it



and a hula dancer...


For the rest of this new poem by  poet-in-residence Gary Lindorff in ThisCantBeHappening!, please go to:

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