Sandbox

Today we remember those who have died in war, and we long for a time when there is peace in our hearts, in our hands, in our world … Remembrance Day …

SANDBOX

let there be a time
when darkness does not burst
into falling walls and broken glass
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let there be a night
when guns do not argue
possession of life or land

let there be a day
when sirens do not sing
canticles of invasion

let there be a time
when children play
in the sandbox of peace

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first published in Disarming News

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Frame and the McGuireNEW! Frame and The McGuire – for ages 8-13 … published by Tradewind Books

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About Joanna M. Weston

Born in England, she is now living in Shawnigan Lake, BC. She is married to Robert, an accountant, and they have three sons, Andrew Jon Mark ... and two cats, Alice and Chaucer. Joanna has an MA from the University of British Columbia. She has published in numerous anthologies and in magazines in Canada, the US, UK, and New Zealand, such as Canadian Women's Studies, Convolvus, Endless Mountains Review, Grain, Green's Magazine, Prairie Fire, Spin, Wascana Review, CBC Gallery, and many more... Clarity House Press has published several of her chapbooks including: Berry and the Birthday Band (2010) One of These Little Ones (1987) – out of print Cuernavaca Diary (1990) – out of print Seasons (1993) – out of print Watch-night (2005) – out of print
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