A poem with no title

There is a breaking

almost a noise of death rended

of day, or life, or joy

brought awake

and

my brother’s shoulder touches mine

and

he stands to my left

and

his brother to my right.

My shoulder touches his.

More than a mythical might

with

mirror images all around whose faces

with

firmness defy death’s tender gloves that

with

lies try to coax.

We all,

facing dawn’s pale birth like

a French horn singing crescendo in

Messiah,

join

our voices in tender fury to

join

our brothers oldest to youngest who

join

faith with deed and embrace

love.

About jaredgarrett

Jared Garrett is the author of Beat, a YA scifi thriller, and its forthcoming sequel, both published by Future House Publishing. A new series, debuting in January 2016 and also published by Future House, kicks off with Lakhoni, a fast-paced rescue adventure in a world reminiscent of Aztec culture, to be released in January 2016. He self-published Beyond the Cabin, a novelization of his childhood in a cult, in December 2014. Both Beat and Beyond the Cabin were Whitney Award nominees, and his story Song of the Wind, received honorable mention in the Writers of the Future contest. In addition to writing, he's spent fifteen years in adult education and is an accomplished public speaker and workshop leader.
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