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No Fences ~ poem

Story ID:2160
Written by:Richard Laurent. Provencher (bio, contact, other stories)
Organization:Retired
Story type:Poem
Location:Truro Nova Scotia Canada
Year:2007
Person:Richard L. Provencher
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No Fences

are in view when we
capture world friendships

a Yarmulka, Bourka, Cap,
Fez and Burnoose
together as a parade of strength.

Jose, Avi, Lee, Joseph
and Mikhail, even Abdul sit
shoulder to shoulder

in a pew once held for
mourning services

sticks and stones, suicide
bombs, rubber bullets
now pushed aside.

Friendship is a new song,
where parents watch, with
prayerful thanks

for this scene of peace beyond
their own dreams, angry
voices mutating no longer.

© Richard L. Provencher

Published May 15, 2006
Poetry Sky, Poetry Quarterly
Sixth Issue (Only English-Chinese
Poetry Journal in the world)

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Richard’s first Poetry Chapbook “In the Light of Day” is available from Mercutio Press: www.mercutiopress.com. He believes writing is a global adventure, a journey without borders. As a member of the Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia, you can visit his web page at: www.writers.ns.ca He is happy being part of life, to sing and dance, thankful in his faith and to WRITE. Richard wishes God’s blessings on everyone!