When you gaze out your window — real or figurative — do you see the forest first, or the trees?
Peace, quiet, beauty
Perhaps a landscape painting, but real
The forest intact
Trees blossom and bear fruit
Hedges grow perfectly
Nothing out of place
A landscape to relish
Relax and enjoy?
In another country far away
Soldiers marching through fields
Earth flattened by tanks
Gaping holes where bombs once settled
Scraping earth looking for water
People fighting for the right to eat and live
And we relax
Content with our picture book world.