Handle with Care

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the morning news unsettles
and reminds
for many there is no luxury
to look for daily balance

only the beginning of an end

lives blasted out of the sky
children bombed on the beach
apocalyptic movies due
at the cinema soon

and on the way to when healing arrives
the places where there is the

beginning of a beginning

every moment
is now handle with care

the places where tear drops
bomb the hope just out of reach

longing for the time
visions of one world
might be in the real world soon

the temporary bandages we put on things
attempted treaties delicately achieved
are never enough

when will we make way for the time
when unity might
beam its sunlight
through leaves of green
to blind the apocalypse of now?

(c) June Perkins

8 thoughts on “Handle with Care

  1. Thanks Willow, there is so much pain and suffering in the world, does indeed bring tears to the eyes, but the more of us speak up, and act up, to change it – may we achieve the unity that is our capacity to create.

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  2. I am truly and completely unable to understand the why of war. I see only the tragedy and sorrow. It offends my heart! Your poem is beautiful, June!

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  3. It is so difficult to understand that if we all see each other as part of a common family that we would then kill one part of our family.

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