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Alvin G. Ens

Honorable Mention 2008 Canadian Christian Poetry Contest (Summer): $50

About this Christian Poet:
Alvin G. Ens, an Abbotsford BC resident, writes mostly free verse. He has three books of published poetry: Musings on the Sermon (2002), meditations on the Sermon on the Mount and other scriptures; I Am the Poem (2005), selections of his years of teaching; and Rural Roots (2007), a reminiscence of his boyhood on a Saskatchewan farm in an ethnic village. Two other books by Ens are Village Roots (2007), a family history —a companion piece to Rural Roots—and A Kingdom Kite (2008), a collection of both prose and poetry of his Christian pieces.

The Flag

red flag spells
danger
e-mail flag advises
read me
truck’s red flutters
watch me
construction red warns
avoid me
drape yourself in it
and the bull will gore you

Canada’s Union Jack
traded for more red
Liberals bullying
to wrap ourselves
in the Maple Leaf’s red
to say
great country
freedom
opportunity
independence

heed the dangers
of the red flag
go slow
walk circumspectly
be wary
lest our selfish self-absorption
wraps us in red
for the bull

Copyright©2008 by Alvin G. Ens