POTENTIAL PEACE BENEATH THE WAR Does humanity, as a concept exist in a vacuum? Where humble sentience is dislocated in the parched throat of self-interest? Where does the common man find solace? Lost moniker describing individuals seeking equity in twitching furnace of somnambulist society, their labour rebuked for birth right or whimsy, inequality sewn into flimsy lapel, the holes of their shoes before any nation’s birth is death; for what nationality does anyone possess? Or own? What land is ours or yours? What power? What skin? What impotent sieve tries to retain enough water before the monsoon shifts? Drunk, before any of us knew we could protest what was never going to be given freely -- that division of us all, made clay, made stalagmite what are anyone’s true wishes? Who hears? When war makers fabricate the mould and send into battle, scolded and uncooked, their children? What does the crowing babe think; when war flies its planes and machines overhead? Raining red loss upon the downtrodden, seeking only, meagre sense of existing -- hardly able to drag their weary bodies to vote nor contemplate chess pieces above artificial stations. Perhaps Marx had a point, the silver infusion of distraction, an ultimate opiate, or is it just our water-borne natures? If there is such collective nature? To fight in dust -- swirl until we’re tired then lay our guns down and pick on each other with weary, blooded fists. Is anything appeased in our vain battles or are mere silly devils playing ruined games on a board where nobody watches? Save the ember curl of time, reminding all; Those who do not remember history are bound, to repeat its grievous wounds. Then: Break free mockingbird find your own voice, not choked by common dust, for we are all, for we all can find potential peace beneath the war.
Candice Louisa Daquin is a Psychotherapist and Editor, having worked in Europe, Canada and the USA. Daquins own work is also published widely, she has written five books of poetry, the last published by Finishing Line Press called Pinch the Lock. Her website is www thefeatheredsleep.com
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