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Hums like a perfectly tuned engine.
Phenomenon, yet attainable.
Song of wind chimes
played by sweet summer breeze.

Waits for perplexed, penetrating perception,
human angst for direction.
Laudable goal we need to achieve.
After John, still deserving a chance.

Embraces sojourn, seeks to be settler.
Evaporates rubicund pools
with warm winds of love.
Defrays acrid smoke with melodious spice.

Breathes truth into slippery speech.
Lifts entrenched misery from tired bones.
Owns penchant for purpose.
Guides us towards paradise, here and now.

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Michael Bonanno is an associate editor for OpEdNews.

He is also a published poet, essayist and musician who lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Bonanno is a political progressive, not a Democratic Party apologist. He believes it's (more...)

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Your fine poem "Peace"  revive... by Jay Farrington on Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 2:39:23 PM
it’s pretty obvious to me, Jay, and extremel... by Michael Bonanno on Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 3:57:11 PM
and raise you another oldie of mine that is in&nbs... by Jay Farrington on Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at 10:25:47 AM
 We need all the words we can get.  Yet ... by Michael Dewey on Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at 1:50:23 PM
I guess I'm going to go out on a limb here.&nb... by Michael Bonanno on Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at 6:20:12 PM
They could make just as many billions by building ... by Michael Dewey on Thursday, May 22, 2008 at 10:22:32 PM