poetry by j matthew waters

as if it had the power

somehow the world’s lost
its song
gone in an instant
snatched away
like a pet or child
left unattended

tragic they call it
on the evening news
search parties gathering
spreading from county to county
and country to country
across fields and woods
bodies of water and coldwater streams
people from all places
holding vigils and praying
all for a song

how did it come to this
one song garnering such attention
such affection
such affiliation
as if it had the power
to tame the savage beast
and bring peace on earth

may two thousand nineteen
copyright j matthew waters
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2 thoughts on “as if it had the power

  1. Cara on said:

    This is so cool. I especially like the closing lines.

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