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Intense Existence

Brilliant Light,
if the wisdom
of your breath
was at hand,
tristful sobriety
would inject your heart.
Where you once
took your tour of peace,
bloodshed crimsons
the sand.

Sweet Serenity,
so misunderstood,
the home
of your seed
has been defiled
by misguided reverence.
Water of salt,
water of eyes
would flow,
brother killing brother.

Teacher of tolerance,
your heart would sink
seeing sites
so opposed
to your message.

Dove of peace,
you would ask,
“How can war define holiness?
Why stones?
Why guns?
To no degree
should this
be the observatory
of our vision.”

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