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The Wake-Up Blast

The Wake-Up Blast captures over 3 decades of poetic protest and dissent, recounted through the lens of personal encounters throughout the world. Hall Gardner’s engaged poetry captivates readers through rallying cries against fear and violence, interwoven with the ultimate hope of peace and global understanding.

Poetry

Weep Harlem, For Your King

This tequila morn
only we winos awake
to breathe the scents of petals
withered from a yellow rose...

Taste of the Town

Not a smorgasbord 

of international delicacies,

nor a buffet

of intricate delights....

Transport Craft

You remembered how those gigantic transports once soared

one by one like vultures over your sandbox where your model jets roared

strikes against tanks and toy soldiers. You were not even born when...

The Wake-Up Blast

The wake-up blast of her alarm clock

belatedly warns her of what she already knows.

 

She has already stripped the bed sheets

and showered with lime-scented soap...