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Poem: From your slumber you must wake

By: Linda M. Crate


we once went through the dark ages
must we repeat history?
it was foolish enough to have gone
there once
let alone attempt to go there
multiple times,
and i can’t understand why people care about all
the wrong things and focus on the temporary
instead of events that will alter
our history
years from now;
it is best not to be short sighted
haven’t people learned anything from history?
sometimes i wonder,
and i want to shake them from their zombie trances
demand that they wake up and smell the roses
before they become fodder
for the roses to grow
i open my lips once more in a plea:
open you eyes before it is too late
before the epiphany you could make is snatched from
you cruelly by the hands of time.


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