Forgive Me: Wordle 550

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                   Forgive Me

. . . if I reject for this afternoon
thoughts of mass killings in the trenches,
the polluting of clouds,
the suffering of the world.

I cannot bear considering
the possibility
of the next war
when the last one has not yet ended.

Instead,
I search the earth
for what color it still bears
not stained by blood:

Grass green, hibiscus yellow,
the pink tongue of  innocence
of the puppy whose violence
is still only play.

Prompts for The Sunday Swirl. Wordle 550  are: color cloud search earth war suffering next forgive reject kill trenches mass.  The first and third photos, courtesy of Unsplash. The rest are my own.

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About lifelessons

My blog, which started out to be about overcoming grief, quickly grew into a blog about celebrating life. I post daily: poems, photographs, essays or stories. I've lived in countries all around the globe but have finally come to rest in Mexico, where I've lived since 2001. My books may be found on Amazon in Kindle and print format, my art in local Ajijic galleries. Hope to see you at my blog.

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