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September 13, 2013

POETS CORNER -- Let Us Pretend (Lisa Manning)

Hello you, please be my friend,

Just for today let us pretend.

Let us pretend we grow wings and can fly,

Let us pretend we soar into the sky.

Let us pretend the world way below

Is no longer this world of trouble we know.

Let us pretend the people down there

Embrace one another

Not kill their own species

Not murder each other.

Let us pretend the people down there

Only take what they need

Not rape their own planet

Not cause it to bleed.

Let us pretend the people down there

Tell the truth once again,

Not deny their own faults

Not lie without shame.

Let us pretend we grow wings and can fly,

Let us pretend we soar into the sky.

Let us pretend that peace will prevail,

And let us pretend that all wars will end

Just for today, let us pretend.

Lisa Manning

Gloucester

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