BEHIND BARS

 

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I long for days of plain things:

chairs on sidewalks

strolls along the streets

playing in the park

opening and closing

a wooden door…

Relentlessly they catch us:

sidewalks

streets

park

the iron-fenced door…

Villains go unbound:

thieves

robbers

rapists

murderers

representatives…

Corruption deprives us

schools

health

highways

safety…

Where is virtue hidden?

Why do wolves wear shields?

They twist Humans Rights:

                                 La raison du plus fort est toujours la meilleure (1).

And sheep must accept fangs…

What country is this?

Children mugged

killed

for a pair of tennis shoes!

Girls and boys

Teens and adults

robbed

violated

shot !

Buses set ablaze

Out of savagery!

Democracy?

 

I pulse for PEACE:

chairs on sidewalks

strolls along the streets

playing in the park

opening and closing

a shaky door…

 

[1] Jean de la Fontaine. Le Loup et l’ Agneau in Les Fables-Livre 1.

 

Poem by Marli Merker Moreira published in The Poetic Bond V, T. Maynard (Editor), Willowdown Books, UK, 2015, ISBN 978-1517783808.

Photo by Mausilinda.

 

 

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