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Mike James: After A Line By Ho Chi Minh

 

ho chi minh in prison

took to chanting poems

 

said, what else is there

no mattress, paper blanket

 

alone in a cell i can

only turn around in

 

let me pretend i am hiking

near a clear, rock lined stream

 

once, when i was boy,

i walked from my house to a field

 

a noisy boy in tall grass

i woke everything there

 

i startled even the insects

all the birds sang at once

Copyright 2016 Mike James

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— Mike James

 

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This entry was posted on March 3, 2016 by in Opinion Leaders, Poetry, War and Peace and tagged , .
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