"We are more alike, my friends, than we are unalike." ~Maya Angelou

Monday, June 26, 2017

Poem: Off The Rails

Bombings in Mosul
  in London, in France
     car bombs, drone attacks

house to house fighting in Syria
  Isis on the move, always
    broken bodies of innocents

broadcast ritual beheadings
   children left orphans
      hospitals as targets

boats full of refugees
   real news and lies
       trust and truth in shreds

Afghanistan, the Taliban
   Korea with the bomb
     The U.S. on the sidelines
the coral reefs are dying
  deserts are advancing
    deep ice is melting
When leaders lose their reason
    the rest of us will suffer
       the least of us will die

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