It was supposed to be

the war to end all wars,

but one hundred and three years

past the eleventh hour, we are

still more accomplished at starting

wars than finishing, and

as the day digs its way toward noon,

shaking off the silence

and the poppies,

a free cup of coffee or

a ten-percent discount on

your diy supplies

hardly seems meet penance for

a century of sundowns over

an uneasy ending to

days and dreams that do not

rest in peace

About Rosalind C Hughes

Rosalind C Hughes is a priest and author living near the shores of Lake Erie. After growing up in England and Wales, and living briefly in Singapore, she is now settled in Ohio. She serves an Episcopal church just outside Cleveland. Rosalind is the author of A Family Like Mine: Biblical Stories of Love, Loss, and Longing , and Whom Shall I Fear? Urgent Questions for Christians in an Age of Violence, both from Upper Room Books. She loves the lake, misses the ocean, and is finally coming to terms with snow.
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