Looking Down from a Mountain

Laura Zucca-Scott 

Looking down from the mountain top
It did not seem too bad
Small wounds in a pristine land
After the roaring thunder
Broke the shaky terrain

The Bell Tower of Saint Zeno’s Cathedral
Standing tall in the distance
Pistoia existed before the Romans
Before the world learned
To hate so much
Wanting to destroy every ounce of decency

In the eyes of a child the land still holds promise
Of beauty and kindness and days to come
But the war never ends and the winter still freezes the ground
A bright race car, red as an angry sunset
Firmly in his hand, waiting for his family to be one again

 

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Pushcart nominee Jeanette Cheezum has been published on several online writing sites and in fifteen Anthology books and four poetry books. Three of these books have made the New York Times Best Sellers list. Awarded The Helium Networks Premium Writer’s Badge, Bronze Creative Writing Award and a Marketplace Writers award. Recently she has published thirteen ebooks at Barnes and Noble and Amazon. You may find a list of some of her work at www.hamptonroadswriters.org
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