Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Headline Poem 6/4/14 -- Tossed

Today's story about 800 baby bodies, long dead, found in an Ireland home for unwed mothers, is extremely heart-breaking. 

Tossed 

Tossed aside and
Dumped. 

Like garbage 
with 

rodents and earthworms, and dirt. 
Piled too high. 

With 
dreams unfulfilled. Clerks and bankers and explorers and mothers and fathers not. 

Angels who 
will never be 
tricked 
or lied 
to 

Reside
lifeless 
together 
in decay. 

The arrogant bastards who run 
such 
a place 
may still walk this earth, 
but the world knows 
now,
and we don't 
forget 
a face.