Frame for a New World
Anne Gordon Perry
Living in this troubled age
with trust that things will change eroded,
we forget solutions can be simple
once common dreams are realized.
To fathom possible worlds,
build a stanchion that carries us
beyond the need for war
(East meeting West,
city and country cooperating,
women and men in harmony,
a chorus made of all the races,
embrace of rich and poor)
we clasp the tender hopes of all.
To serve a platter of peace
(receive it, smiling,
listening with new ears,
seeing with eyes newly wakened)
we find shelter under a larger shade tree.
There, we join the singing,
clasp the varied-hued hands,
clamor for wisdom from both youth and elder,
scoop the joy,
weave the wonder,
and invite the luster
of a whole new world.
Anne Gordon Perry has a PhD in Aesthetic Studies and teaches writing and humanities at the Art Institute of Dallas. She has two published books for children on Amazon: Magnificent Moles of Mede Meadow and Unseen Witness: Sarah Farmer & The Portsmouth Peace Treaty. She has also published various essays, biographical pieces, fictional stories, poems, and reviews. She lives with her husband and four cats in Duncanville, TX.