poetry by j matthew waters

more dangerous dead

twenty-five lifetimes ago
there I was
witnessing the truth with my
very own eyes
the birth
the childhood lessons
the ministry of the baptist
(and his beheading)
the sermon on the mount
the riding into town on a donkey

since then throughout
all these centuries
I’ve watched this beautifully
tolerant notion of community
torn down and
snatched by ordinary thugs
manipulated and maligned
encompassing the earth
like thin strands of truth
woven from east to west

and if you pluck one here
or strum a few over there
you just might create
a little harmony

or a whole lot of war

december two thousand fourteen
copyright j matthew waters
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2 thoughts on “more dangerous dead

  1. Tom Phelan on said:

    Awesome John

    Sent from my iPhone

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