#222 of 365 – “the fate of Nigerian girls”

“the fate of Nigerian girls”

 

taken

into a purgatory

where children

go

to die

where hearts

crumble

into ruin

beneath

a sour

Godless

sky

 

dreams

are ripped

from innocence

like muscle

from bones

and lives

are burned

and beaten

ankles

wrapped

in chains

and stones

 

their prayers

draw

dead fruit

up from this foul

and barren

den

once lush

but razed

and gutted

by the heat

of ruthless

men

 

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About Blackbird

Poet, sculptor, writer, spouse, parent, crazy person - not necessarily in that order.
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5 Responses to #222 of 365 – “the fate of Nigerian girls”

  1. pi314chron says:

    *sigh* This poem paints a pitiful picture of the inhumanity of man that I wish never occurred and never had to be depicted. You did it well. What more can I say?

  2. Starralee says:

    It’s incomprehensible, the brutality in life; near and far, in others hearts and our own.

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