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Margaret Mair
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Artist, writer and cruising sailor.
Artist, writer and cruising sailor.

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Watching with eyes wide,
Listening to hard words
Flying through the air
Echoing in her ears,
The child prays:
Keep me safe in times like these
When hate looks over every shoulder
And anger lurks in dark corners
And opportunists fan the flames
That flare through the spaces
Between us;
When each jealous eye watches
To make sure the others
Remain somewhere else
Away down there
Removed, unseen;
When repulsive thoughts
Take root in the lying darkness
Of frightened imaginations,
The better to reduce
Unknown people
From unvisited places
With hard, unheard histories
To some unworthy species,
Mere animals,
Nasty slithering creatures;
When anxiety turns into
A deep and hellish gloom
Giving birth to an ugly tangled knot
Of fear and violence
Overturning all kindness;
When anger, fanned, swirls
Into white-hot words and
Their smoking heat
Obscures once-known truths
And once-friendly faces,
Until every unsuspecting person
On every side of this great divide
Becomes someone else’s target.
Oh, where can I hide?
Please – keep me safe,
Prayed the child.

Written by Margaret Mair
Picture, original art by Margaret Mair

#originalart #poetry
Keep Me Safe, Prayed the Child
Keep Me Safe, Prayed the Child
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Torn away from parents. wounded in war, hurt by someone trusted, abandoned - there seem to be so many ways to hurt children, and so many children hurt...
Who Wounds a Child
Who Wounds a Child
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Contemplating these times.
Rivers…
Rivers…
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Sadness and a touch of anger...
Hot Wind Blowing
Hot Wind Blowing
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It Passes…
It Passes…
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May 10th, Mothers Day, Mexico; a day of remembrance.

I fly for the lost
And disappeared,
For those made to vanish,
For those who have
Perished...

#art #poetry #originalart
I Fly
I Fly
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Because maybe, just maybe, spring has finally come...
Spring Hopes
Spring Hopes
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On losing innocence...
Pain
Pain
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TearDrops

Dear Time
Please pause
In your measured dance;
Give us rest
From grief and sorrow
And peace
To fill the empty spaces...

#originalart #poetry #grief
Pause
Pause
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An echo of loneliness...
Is That You?
Is That You?
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