Jeffrey M Lewis


The Moons Child (Sample) - Poem by Jeffrey M Lewis

The media and
messengers wavered.
Banners screamed 'War
has been waged, unite
our men in holy arms.'
/
The armies began
to group like mercury.
Sitting at the camp,
we are wondering
what we will become.
/
Our fires were blazing
for warmth and cooking.
Huddled like stones we
sit one next to the
other for support.
/
We joke and laugh hard
pretending not to
remember our life
or the consequence
of our not breathing.
/
As we tell stories
about family
members, we keep them
distant from feeling,
for our own safeguard.
/
Solitude grew with
great force and growing
recognition of
our dependencies
to the ones we loved.
/
All these latent thoughts
are entangled by
our fires fierce flames which
shoot them to heaven
to sparkle like stars.

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Poem Submitted: Friday, July 21, 2006

Poem Edited: Wednesday, August 18, 2010


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