How Long?

wild flowers

How long must
Fathers lose their daughters
and mothers lose their sons?

How long must
husbands lose their wives
and wives lose their husbands?

How long must
brothers lose their sisters
and sisters lose their brothers?

How long must
uncles lose their nieces
and aunts lose their nephews?

How long must
the garden lose its color
and the wildflowers wilt?

How long will
we allow the thief
to keep plucking


5 thoughts on “How Long?

  1. The word diversity in my poem includes all people of all colors, nations, and occupations including the police. We need to look at each other as brothers and sisters and learn to know each other and work together. We can learn so much from each other. Each life is precious and each person has so much to offer the world.


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