Coming Together: A poem for Marcelo Lucero

November 19, 2008 at 11:26 pm Leave a comment

Coming Together

Under a moon just past full,
Flashlight, lantern, candle in hand,
Into the Autumn night
They streamed,
From places near and far
To stand –
With neighbor, with stranger
With child on the shoulder,
And Grandmothers with canes,
Tired workers, with documents
Or not …
They came, and came, and came …
For once unafraid,
To the very train station
Where, beaten and stabbed,
He was left to bleed
his life away.

A thousand points of light
Flickering, pulsing, swaying
Chanting: NO MORE HATE!
Saying to the unyielding sky,
I will bear witness this night:
That we ALL must own
our part in this crime.
Through word or deed,
Or neglect, or apathy.

How sweet the hope each candle gives!
Throwing shimmering shadows
Onto brown, white, black & yellow faces.
Handwritten signs swaying in place
Teach Tolerance!, Teach Peace!
Never Again! Stop the Hate!

Hear us in these chambers today!
This past election did say
We are coming together to organize
Since we realize that we CAN
Legislate, and Educate,
The hate away.

Charlotte Koons ~ A Peace Crone


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