for reparation in a time of disrepair

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when peace between nations thins

and the belonging to each other is almost forgotten

it is then that hope and painless dialogue must stand their ground.


If human kindness cannot be spoken or heard of

and distanced brothers allow hurt to separately weaponise

the spaces between them

silences raw and torn will become the Kings of ill reason.


When the integration of longstanding affections

begins to unravel

and hatred commences to scorch common earth

before the seed of pointlessness

invite the black flowers of death to grow

shared hearts across oceans should not lose mutual understanding


but continue exchanging chalices of love

until the shadowed road to wintering intentions is closed

and the shining road to summers permanent resolution is found 

◄ taking a leaf from the book of animality

facing up to me ►


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Rose Casserley

Wed 29th Nov 2017 17:43

your guess is as good as mine Jems.No harm in keeping digits crossed in the meantime eh

ta chuck

Rose 💋

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Jemima Jones

Tue 28th Nov 2017 14:44

such sadness and frustration in this poem Rose. It is so well written. I wonder if that 'resolution' will ever be found?. Thank you.Jemima.

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Rose Casserley

Mon 27th Nov 2017 16:35

thank's guys.Yep no probs Wildeys my pleasure!

Rose 💋

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Sat 18th Nov 2017 12:36

you are definitely on a roll Rose. Knockout stuff!

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Patricia and Stefan Wilde

Thu 16th Nov 2017 14:26

Rose would mind if we printed this off and keep it for various readings we do in our community on each Remembrance day please? it is nothing less than terrific!

P&S xx

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