POETRY FORMAT, 2 Jan 2017
The wars are always with us,
Near or far,
A bass line to the splendid riffs
That mark our best –
Displays of wit or kindnesses,
The beauty of our arts, the honest touch,
A simple stillness in the contemplation of horizon lights –
Whatever flashes forth to cheer a faltering heart
Some say they’re necessary as accompaniment –
A kind of elevator music –
Just because they’ve always been
But surely there’s another, better world
Where we can ride
Without such din
Dr. Emanuel E. Garcia is an American poet, novelist and physician who now resides in New Zealand. He may be contacted at email@example.com.
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