#343 of 365 – “yesterday’s torture”

“yesterday’s torture”

 

silence

like a cancer

has shut down

our fury

we’ve abandoned

our trial

disbanded

our jury

we sit

in the sight

of molested

souls

who inhabit

their lives

but have

no controls

women

and children

living

horrible deaths

with futile hopes

like poisoned

air

on their breaths

stuck

where today

brings yesterday’s

torture again

and

their futures

are ravaged

by godless 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 #343 of 365 – “yesterday’s torture”

  1. Fig Tree Chance says:

    Oh my, such pain–well said.

  2. pi314chron says:

    Merle, if I were limited here to constructive criticism, I would have absolutely nothing to say. This is a magnificent poem…frighteningly realistic to what is already happening in countries one would least expect to find the atrocity of Sharia Law. We must always remember, “Vigilance is the price of liberty.” Again, this poem is one of your best! ❤

    • Blackbird says:

      Thank you very much, Ron! Your praise is very generous. And Amen! Vigilance is indeed the price of liberty. Freedom isn’t free, and our service men and women have always paid the bill. Gratitude and a little common sense, and a suspension of all the P.C. crap would go a long way in our own country…and elsewhere. Thanks again for the heartfelt comment…as always…it is much appreciated.

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