POETRY PEACE VIGIL
“It is the duty of every poet to speak fearlessly and clearly.”
– Sam Hamill
If you’ve been moved by this unjust war to write a poem, please consider submitting by email to thorleyp1@yahoo.com. or mail to SPC. Work on themes of war, the war economy, oppression and political injustice, and/or which celebrates more positive hopes and visions, will be considered.

Peacefully Eternal

"Alter O'Media"

Peacefully eternal, the river
flows to the sea

Spring rich from stillness deep
and budding green-ness
witness

A swooping crow -
cawing now
eternally peaceful.

And yes,

I see the Wall Streets
of the World, writhing
in their own self-determination.

And, yes, retching, in their own, blind, noxiousness.

 

Burning, in their own, self-made, hell.

Stadiums, arenas of self-interest
rotting

The elementals feeding on the blood and sucking off the
bone of ignorance.

... and the river flows to the sea Spring rich from stillness deep

And budding green-ness, witness
a swooping crow

cawing now
eternally peaceful.

"Alter O'Media" chose to use a pen name and remain anonymous.