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Wednesday, December 20, 2023

'Mummy, they’re killing children again' by Sarnia de la Maré FRSA #poetry #warpoems

 Mummy, they’re killing children again





Mummy, they’re killing children again


I saw blood on TV this morning 


over coffee


brown swishing fluids, 


shit and limbs and blood


the new milk 


for breakfast




Mummy, they’re killing children again


I saw men


Big


Strong


Powerful men


camouflaged in decency


a coverup so sinful


they closed their eyes


as the guns took fire


into the tiniest of beating hearts




Mummy, they’re killing children again


I saw homes


razed to unsafe grounds


where the rats now know


they are no longer


the vermin 


of the earth’s war tapestries


hung so proud


on the walls of the victors




Mummy, they’re killing children again


I saw mothers wailing


their pain so deep it 


ejected


their wombs,


laid bare their eggs


like a feast for the 


soldiers 


of hate




Mummy, they’re killing children again


when will they come 


to take us


to rape us


deny us


a life once promised by


a God we can no longer find


a God who does not see us


a God who does not 


hear our grief






Mummy, they’re killing children again


in front of my eyes


the bodies pile high


over breakfast





@2023 Sarnia de la Maré FRSA


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