Featured Poem

             Maureen Geraghty


The Buddhist says it’s a good sign
that we feel outrage, grief–
mourn atrocities.
It means hurting humans
still shocks our still sensitive soul.
We’ve managed, collectively, not to
become jaded & numb
after centuries—incident after incident
of blood, bomb, & dead child,
the wailing of ones left with loss.
We’ve kept shiny, that jewel deep down
which continues to cry for the stranger
that knows pain is thinner, shared.



Maureen Geraghty – “Jewel” — 4 Comments

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