David Watt, “The Longer View” – 1st Place Adult Award

The Longer View

by David Watt

Falun Gong practitioners
Ask nothing in return,
And cause no harm to others
Though tortured eyes discern
Indignities abhorrent,
False pretenses made,
Bodies violated
For a gruesome trade.

Cast your mind to hist’ry
When tyrants thought they’d won
Through power of the sword,
The wielding of a gun;
Never realizing
Until their reign was through
That strength through faith implicit
Lives on in longer view.

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Winner of the 1st Place Adult Award in FoFG’s 2018 Poetry Contest

David Watt is a writer from Canberra, Australia. He works for IP (Intellectual Property) Australia.