#319 of 365 – “bloodied shoes”

“bloodied shoes”



I drive with music blaring

at ease to curse my neighbor

with no threats of death upon my head

to abandon my creator


there is no doubt that there is violence here

that breaks away all reason

but we are spoiled by our freedoms

and too easily drawn to treason


go stand inside the bloodied shoes

where speaking brings the stone

and watch as discontented shadows

fade quickly from your home



About Blackbird

Poet, sculptor, jewelry maker, writer, spouse, parent, crazy person - not necessarily in that order.
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4 Responses to #319 of 365 – “bloodied shoes”

  1. jcqlndav says:

    Not sure I get the last lines. Don’t tell me though. Have to read it again and again.

    Jackie Davison jcqlndav@aol.com

  2. pi314chron says:

    And a much greater threat to the entire globe, which we will not discuss in this venue… Good job with a difficult subject, Merle.

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