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Stand For Peace

Saturday
You will hold a candle,
Protect the flame with your palm.
Some will carry signs,
“Stand For Peace”;
There will be song.

I will search for my heart
In my cluttered room,
Windows closed, blinds drawn.
I wish you well
But I’d be a hypocrite.
I would take revenge,
Slay enemies
As quick as flipping on TV.
I would eliminate
Their stupid unfeeling murderous hearts.

Saturday
I will search for my heart
In a prayer book,
or a book of reasoned arguments.
I will fall asleep
Dream of a world I won’t remember.
Hopefully it will be without
Violence.
I will nap in what is called
An Easy Chair.


About the author

Dan Cuddy

Dan Cuddy is currently an editor of the Loch Raven Review and in the past has been a contributing editor with the Maryland Poetry Review, and with Lite: Baltimore’s Literary Newspaper. He has been published in many small magazines over the years, e.g. NEBO, Antioch Review, Connecticut River Review and online at Praxilla, The Potomac, and L‘Allure des Mots. In 2003 his book of poems “Handprint On The Window” was published by Three Conditions Press Contact the author.
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