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Chanukah Song

After the 
guns have been fired 
   and later - the dead counted 
   we remember the wars of long ago 
Who will hold up the flag of peace?
When tired feet can no longer move 
   Sitting and watching the candles burn 
lighting up the shadows 
    The thickening smoke and fire 
remind us 
   there is a dawn - after every night 
   Wouldn't ask you to see what I see
yet maybe you will in time 
    soon the city will sleep 
    Dream on people of the metropolis 
         The festival continues 
         Even as we slumber 
light in the corners of the endless galaxies 
   Shines on , shines on , shines on !!!

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019

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Date: 7/10/2019 3:17:00 PM
just stopping by to say hi, I've been incredibly busy and I see you have no new poems for me to read today!
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Date: 6/30/2019 11:14:00 PM
Beautifully expressed Matthew! I would love to see peace flags flying in every country. : )
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Date: 6/29/2019 4:23:00 PM
Love the message here.
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Date: 6/28/2019 12:11:00 PM
I used to love taking part in the jewish festivities when i worked as a private nanny - shine on Matthew:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 6/28/2019 1:31:00 AM
Shine on, my friend. Good one.
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