Solar Radii

I’ve spent time measuring
a volume of kind words,
aggression spilled on
pavement equivalent the
mass of ugliness.

he didn’t stand a chance as
bullets clashed with liters of
intolerance and hit between
the solar radius of three
young hearts.

© Ben Ditmars 2016


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“Lost And Found” by Maria Savva”Lost And Found” by Maria Savva

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“Lost And Found” by Maria Savva
I really enjoyed these short, but complete stories. The reason why the book was written at this time. I’m glad they were found! From sweet stories that got my heart, to surprise ending that made me laugh. For a quick but fun read, you’ll love this one. Well written, great characters.

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Unbound by Friction

I can’t promise you
everything or the make
the world less cruel, but
you deserve a fighting
chance at life

unbound by friction,
blisters on opinions
of your worth

take heart in slow decline
without the medication,
and be kind,

their suffering
has made them
what compassion
never will

we will be kind because
the politics mean nothing –
greed, the ugliness will fade
to pale against these moments
and a lifetime

searching for a warmth
beyond disease.

© Ben Ditmars 2016


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