Neverland


Rod C. Rodriguez (Stryker)

Syrian_Israel demilitarized zone     

Yes, I raged at the news,

  bombs in baby cribs,

      oil fires in the desert.

     And the murder of children

labeled mushrooms.

     Still I loved your smile in

  the bomb shelter,

      the play of your eyes in the

       hospital.

        I know joy when I hold

  you as the fighters

thunder overhead.

And I commit my love

       to you

     by the light

of the burning chapel.

 

by

Rod C. Stryker

This poem was published in the anthology, Will Work for Peace. Hope you like it.

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