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monks with guns

by Mary Frances Spencer

those monks
are at it again
heavily armed
with inner peace
harmony
non-violence

carrying the
artillery
of compassion
balancing the
loaded guns
of detachment from wordly material
with the
desire for freedom

when monks march
western apathy
takes a hike

09/28/2007

Author's Note: When will we wake up and see? MFS

Posted on 11/19/2007
Copyright © 2022 Mary Frances Spencer

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Kathleen Wilson on 11/19/07 at 09:46 AM

hah--unusual, smart, powerful, surprising...true.

Posted by Kristina Woodhill on 11/19/07 at 04:53 PM

I love it. To march in the face of it - my heroes. Well done - and pointing at us as you do.

Posted by Morgan D Hafele on 11/21/07 at 02:00 AM

ah... good old western apathy... i hope it takes a long hike... and maybe gets lost...

Posted by Philip F De Pinto on 11/23/07 at 12:59 PM

this is a wonderful piece of writing, Mary Frances. your words enlighten the will.

Posted by Tony Whitaker on 11/25/07 at 12:38 PM

Great title. I picture a Quentin Tarantino directed Grindhouse Film. With this title you could write a screenplay and sell the rights for millions!

Posted by Jason Moskalyk on 03/30/10 at 08:48 AM

Haha, good parallels drawn here. Well done, for I can think of no more formidable an army.

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