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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

Sometimes, in the most terrible of places, humanity shines through.

Picture This
 
Destruction
Utter desolation
Evident everywhere
Dust
The smell
Rotting corpses
Permeates the air
Life
 worthless
A commodity
valued only
In death
Not persons
Not people
Non-human
Slaughtered
In the name of 
Religion
Two children
A Boy and a Girl
Dressed
In dirty rags
Skin dirty
Hair dirty
Unfed
Un watered
Unkempt
He catches
His foot 
In her 
Baggy pants
Almost pulling
Them down
She laughs
He laughs
I laugh
For a moment
Humanity returns 


Submitted: August 11, 2015

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Mike Stevens

Hey Irwin, nice to see your posting, and quite an excellent poem, and such a powerful message!

Tue, August 11th, 2015 3:26pm

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Thank you Mike always good to hear from you. Glad you like the piece.

Tue, August 11th, 2015 9:13am

Kellsie267

I really like this poem!

Tue, August 11th, 2015 8:29pm

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Good I am so glad. Thank you for commenting.

Tue, August 11th, 2015 2:56pm

katie aka air

this is powerful!
imp one of your very best yet.
i'd reply more but words just don't do anything for how it makes me feel.
xo thanks Irwin. hope your day is a grand one!

Wed, August 12th, 2015 2:56pm

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Thank you Katie, your comments are always welcome.

Wed, August 12th, 2015 10:41am

bobthebuilder

Great image of life among the chaos. I really liked it!

Mon, September 7th, 2015 8:43pm

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Thank you Bob good to hear from you.

Mon, September 7th, 2015 3:19pm

Godfrey Green

Irwin, glad that you have returned. Such power in so few words! These little bits of humor can bring us momentary relief from pain.

Fri, September 11th, 2015 2:33am

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Godfrey, many thanks.

Thu, September 10th, 2015 9:24pm

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