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The Sea Is Peaceful


by David Francis







(Swans - June 3, 2013)  

Always armies and navies
young men marching
drafted and career
going into sea towns
on the weekend
no one looks so
lonely; child
generals imagining
enemies on the horizon
pirates of other bureaucracies
Oh we say the sea
is violent
but it's just an expression
the sea is peaceful
but always, always
old waves rolling
young men marching,
young men


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David Francis has produced three albums of songs, one of poems, ALWAYS/FAR, a chapbook of lyrics and drawings, and the film Village Folksinger. His poems and stories have appeared in a number of US and UK magazines. His Web site is http://davidfrancismusic.com. He lives in New York City.   (back)


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