‘Two Months On’ and Other Poetry by R. Bremner The Society October 7, 2014 Beauty, Falun Dafa, News of Note, Poetry Two Months On I walk between the tired trees restless soldiers standing ground pray for just a tiny breeze bringing me a cheerful sound. Bubbling ruby robins tweet, squirrels dart from tree to tree. Leaves crunch underneath my feet. All these sights I love to see. Two months past my stroke I seem to wander further into past. Wonders from a wondrous dream Come to life, I pray it lasts. These Shoes These shoes I wear to work every day this blouse, a gift I love from my husband but I’ve heard ugly rumors, sad to say that these and other things are contraband The label says China, but I’ve just found out the labor was forced, from souls in chains their lives a sad ruin, with no freedom about prisoners they be, for them no hope remains Their crime? Thinking their lives were free to live their religion, meditate, and exercise but China said no, you’ll pay a hefty fee jailed for life till you become China-wise. Where is our outrage? Where is our courage? Where is our faith? Where are our morals? Oh, Falun Dafa I will no longer buy these goods whose parentage is suspect and I’ll march and raise my voice to the sky till your freedoms the entire world protects. R. Bremner of Glen Ridge, NJ, has worked as a cab driver, a truck unloader, a computer programmer, and a vice-president at Citibank. He is widely published, including International Poetry Review, Passaic Review, Southlit, the Mensa Bulletin, and many other magazines, and ten ebooks. He suffererd a stroke and a liver transplant in recent years, following which re rededicated himself to poetry. Bremner regularly reads at the Paterson Poetry Center, and the William Carlos Williams center in Williams’ hometown, and on the PoetrySuperHighway live radio show. R. Bremner cordially invites all writers to the Write Group’s Free Write sessions at Montclair NJ library every Saturday morning at 10:15 am. You can read his complete bio and bibliography at https://www.writers.net/writers/110743 Featured Image: “Sunset, Lake George, New York” by Jasper Francis Cropsey (1823-1900). Views expressed by individual poets and writers on this website and by commenters do not represent the views of the entire Society. The comments section on regular posts is meant to be a place for civil and fruitful discussion. Pseudonyms are discouraged. The individual poet or writer featured in a post has the ability to remove any or all comments by emailing submissions@ classicalpoets.org with the details and under the subject title “Remove Comment.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Related Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.