Strident voices fill the room,
Stripped of reason, dripping gloom;
In the yard among the ashes
Lie three shattered window sashes.
Mention them enough, they say,
And you’ll turn the night to day.
Later on when winter’s over
And the fields are white with clover,
And our conversations rust
(As we knew they surely must),
Maybe then the world will see
Everyone in chains set free.
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Posted on January 24, 2021, in Poets & Storytellers United, Rhyming poetry, The Whirligig and tagged among, ash, conversation, day, enough, later, makes, mention, strident, stripped, winter, yard. Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.