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One bell rings

Where angels wept

Shoulder to shoulder

We came together

To show no fear

By Joan Barrett Roberts

I pick up
and easily throw
upon my shoulders
a long white jacket of
patchwork squares
built from bendable wires

Just enough to slip on
over my coat ~
I imagine my plight

I freely
put on this ~ metal jacket
I was left with
no way out

but now I find
it only opens one-way
has no key
no escape
I am locked here
inside this ~

my unimaginable life

I am suppose to
this mountain climb
by just daily living
and fighting the good fight

In this system
where lies and misinformation
shadow box each other
for the prime spot
on our nation’s news

Oh ~ these wires we place
with unhinged malice
escaping any willing action

Now ~ if only now
hearing the calls of our children

and the shared plight of our humanity


shouldn’t we agree ~

To dare to imagine

a different path



and at the same time