Keeping the Quiet

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If only it was possible
To keep the quiet
Of a snow flake falling
Or a loon on a mountain lake
It’s call making the silence real

If only it was possible
To stop the buses, the planes
The busy-mess for just a moment
Stop the soldiers, the bombs
The fight for the right
And keep the quiet attention
Of a heron fishing

If only it was possible
To keep the quiet
Of the moon’s reflection
Or a mountain pine standing
In a deep, dark forest

If only it was possible
For the world to stop
And take a communal breath
For just a moment
What pins would drop

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