Lucia Haas, ‘Universal’ – Honorable Mention


by Lucia Haas

These stars abounding cry for perfect peace.
They practice utmost calm. Their time to shine
transcends the night, in depth of great release—
their energy o’er all the earth, a sign
of something greater felt that may align.
The stars are free as those who choose this song
that’s spirit-led or heartfelt or divine,
as it’s one’s right to practice Falun Gong;
to dull the light of one who chooses this is wrong…

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Recognized as an Honorable Mention in FoFG’s 2021 Poetry Contest