godless country

June 12, 2018

tonight. under this deep dark night.
a teenage boy is crying for his Mother in silence.
the knot in his throat feels like a chokehold.
he can’t breathe. and still he is living
nightmares in the day time.

tonight. the cold night air brings loneliness.
a teenage girl is screaming on the inside. her eyes shut hard.
as armed men press their bodies against hers.
she can’t breathe. and still she is living.

caged.
cold.
confused.
frightened.
scared.
terrified.

children.
children.
children.

babies.
babies.
babies.

atrocities. i can’t un-think.

children.

babies.
children.

babies.
children.
babies.
children.

babies.

tonight.

a little boy is sniffling quietly
into the pillow of his hands.
he’s trying to ser fuerte
for his little sister. he wears
anger on his face all day
then weeps softly into the night.

tonight.
a little girl closed her eyes to pray
she couldn’t find God anywhere.
she couldn’t find God anywhere.
she couldn’t find God anywhere.

 

 

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One Response to “godless country”

  1. Angela Lewis-Shakes Says:

    WOOOOOW, POWERFUL!!!!!

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