(x = space)

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Victory at Sea

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The sadness

That so much is done,

So much never started

But then I’d want

Eternity here and now

Everything

All possibilities

From which to choose

And choose again

To get it right

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Would that Earth

Could turn peacefully

So that choices might

Be made from

Wisdom and from joy

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But too many

Steal podiums to say

Beat the other side,

Don’t hesitate

To shoot

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The second problem is

That hate will shoot back,

And when our

Magazines are empty

There is only peace

In death, that is,

Lives taken

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Sibling murder

We pretend the other

Is not human

But a target for our rage,

For demon-stoked

Disapproval

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This is so the world is mine,

Rendered in my own image

With death the medium

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Would that

Famous people

Would shut up

And listen to the Earth

For a while

Then listen to us,

Which is nearly all of us

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Pain, thirst

All kinds of ideas

And agendas

Find them

Find the stories

Hear them

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Let change happen

Speak to it

Let peace prevail

And every other goodness

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Favorite recipes

Homemade holidays

Comfortable shoes

Barefoot where the Earth

Is welcoming

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We welcome each other

Sparing the lives that only

Insanity demands

And criminality

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There is little more to say

Stop destroying

Leave self-righteousness to God

From whom we can learn about

Justice

And safe water

And living as if everything

Is home

For everyone

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C L Couch

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The title is taken from a TV series about bravery in war.  Music by Richard Rodgers.

To be at sea also means to be adrift.  Wanting to head for home.

(Not that the ship in the image is adrift, as in having no control. I don’t know.  The ship looks lonely, though.)

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Photo by Javier Balseiro on Unsplash

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