By Ron Faust
The flame rose as a center piece of a snowflake In the extravaganza of China’s spectacular show Amidst fireworks and a beautiful children’s choir Singing John Lennon’s Imagine the world as one Unexpected was the variety of colorful participants As different as the uniqueness of a snowflake In the parade of athletes led by stunning ladies Holding high a snow display linking nationalities Everyone was wearing a mask, hiding their smiles Disguising the hypocrisy of political wrangling But their eyes danced in the celebration of the gala In the best Olympic technological event ever seen.
2/4/22 (On occasion of the pandemic opening of the winter games, to competitive athletic stars and to rival nations meeting common ground in the spirit of the Olympics. Poem read by Ron Faust at KC MO 2/5 rally for peace, not war between the US and Russia concerning Ukraine. Photos, captions, by Jane Stoever. ©2022, Ron Faust, Jane Stoever, Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike 4.0 International License.)