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My poem "Children to the mountain" and brief commentary

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The rain came hard,
brought thunder,
shook the foundations
rattled the rooftop,
made the ravens
argue among themselves.

What are they doing?

(Is that what they said?)

What are they thinking!
They will ruin everything!


The lightning
lit up our faces
like chalk
on a cave wall.

The brightness of our faces,
flash after flash,
alarmed us.

I held you
and for the first time
I felt your bones.


Our children are canaries.
They come from far away
where the sun is still the sun.

Tell the children not to fear the dead.
The children
and the dead
have much in common.

The past and the future,
walking together.


We will walk,
counting the days
just like children
certain words and numbers
as we go.

One is this
and everything.
Two used to be the king and queen
but now it is me and you.

Like peace,
like gratitude,
like blood,
like magic,
like power,
like balance.

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Gary Lindorff is a poet, writer, blogger  and author of several books, the latest: 13 Seeds: Health, Karma and Initiation. Over the last few years he has begun calling himself an activist poet, channeling his activism through poetic (more...)

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