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The Promise

- by Linn Barnes

The Promise
-Linn Barnes

The promise of peace and calm
maraudes the swirling dynamo
seeking to cripple the diurnal fantasies 
of reaping the lost cause of

Revenge where the real
idea should be to bring glory
once again to lost saddened 
scribbled over shouted down and un-sung

Elegance where the ditch
overloaded now topped off 
with the grim detritus of fat free
hallelujah screaming dancers

In multi-colored holy underwear
passing snarling false vipers
to terrified but willing parishioners
squatting on filthy lonely floors

Elegance which will bring about
a new and powerful nation
on the wings of a resurrected
flock of snow white doves