by Lawrence J. J. Leonard
A desire to render aid
with gleeful assistance reciprocated.
Trusted collaboration in drawings and melodies
staved off circling power partnerships
as concerned service and spirit unity
kept their precarious marble alliance
from tumbling into the corners
of the green filigree floor.
The offspring in cahoots
facing every rebel coalition
thrived in red hots and butterscotch confections.
Combinations of individual agendas blankly stared
through the haze of a communion of harsh sentiments.
Blood-thick company wrestling for leadership
conducted a concert of miscues.
Conspiracy is a dark label
even if the goal is honorable
new federations sought the peace-maker’s banner
as new peace-makers grew battle weary.
The theater littered with fusions of creativity rivaling Michelangelo,
rapid fire give-and-take repurposed for tongue lashings,
bulleted ideas perverted as weapons.
Age and silence force dusty frustrations to ground.
Harmonies echo from holiday table decorations.
Comforting memories of helpfulness in scientific discoveries
bring laughter when lost photographs emerge from behind the buffet.
Stubborn synergy, changed this world’s attitude,
living and breathing in union with what was
and what is.
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