Dispatch from the Front

There are terrors
that restrain the heart
with iron fence
where open land
once graced the sky.
You see it in a child’s eyes,
feel it in your chest
when theft becomes an option.
It’s too late to blame,
only time for the music you can make,
your dispatch from the front
opening the heart against all odds
to marshal the forces of kindness.




7 Responses to “Dispatch from the Front”

  1. bill dare says:

    An open Heart informing my mind is my connection to my body and all creation. Thanks for your Kind sharing Don.

  2. tom wilson says:

    Hey Don. Love it. And what is real poetry if not dispatches from the front! Love letters to humanity and nature from the trenches.

  3. Robin Bryant says:

    The heart .. our great transformer, creating all things into kindness. What a beautiful world is longing to be transformed.

  4. Pichay says:

    Thank you, Don, and each commentator. An entire civilization (Atlantis, maybe more) collapsed for loss of unselfish love, namely kindness, and compassion, that forgiveness and gratitude might increase.

  5. david banner says:

    Eloquently you speak of our dire times….from the heart.

  6. Paul Blythe says:

    Yes, I like the quote, more than a little: “let not your heart be trouble…”
    The Heart is our “compass in troubled waters.”

  7. Ron Laws says:

    Dancing in the leading edge of life – and letting go – freedom – in peace and loving kindness,

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