The Taste of War – Lynn White

Peace is more
than the absence of war
though that would be a start.
But the dissolving of boundaries
constructed by humans
to cordon off one from the other
must follow
so there is no need
to shout across the divide
in our different languages.
 
Only then can we whisper
and hug our way to peace.
 
What we have now
still tastes like war
to me.


Lynn White lives in north Wales. Her work is influenced by issues of social justice and events, places and people she has known or imagined. She is especially interested in exploring the boundaries of dream, fantasy and reality. She was shortlisted in the Theatre Cloud ‘War Poetry for Today’ competition and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net,  and a Rhysling Award. Her poetry has appeared in many publications including: Apogee, Firewords, Capsule Stories, Light Journal and So It Goes. Find Lynn at: Poetry – Lynn White and Facebook .

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