May Sunflowers Always Grow, poem by Linda M. Crate at
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May Sunflowers Always Grow

May Sunflowers Always Grow

written by: Linda M. Crate



i won’t attempt to appeal to
putin’s humanity or imagine being
his mother,

i will stand with ukraine;

war is a terrible thing
it maims, it wounds, it destroys, it kills—

people are suffering, people have died;
and it breaks my heart and angers me
that those who see themselves as kings would
imagine wars for others to die in

perhaps they should die along with their wars—

war is evil, war is ugly, war is worse than hell;
stop it with your jokes and your amusement and stop
wishing you were fictional characters to help
the people who were suffering and send money and aid
in whatever way you can—

may there always be sunflowers that grow
so hope can be found even in the most terrifying times.

Linda M. Crate

Linda M. Crate

Linda M. Crate is a Pennsylvanian native born in Pittsburgh yet raised in the rural town of Conneautville. Her poetry, short stories, articles, and reviews have been published in a myriad of magazines both online and in print. She has three published chapbooks A Mermaid Crashing Into Dawn (Fowlpox Press - June 2013), Less Than A Man (The Camel Saloon - January 2014), and If Tomorrow Never Comes (Scars Publications, August 2016). Her fantasy novel Blood & Magic was published in March 2015. The second novel of this series Dragons & Magic was published in October 2015. The third of the seven book series Centaurs & Magic was published November 2016. Her novel Corvids & Magic was published March 2017.
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