I See…..

I see that smile
I see the truth
I know what lies
behind the silver tooth
I know that no good will be had
pain
anguish
thoughts of death
I have been here
I will not fail
I will not let fall
any more children.
One
two
three
four
children missing
through the door
five
six
seven
eight
oh dear
you are too late.
Grimace
charge to door
late
to the dance floor
dagger in hand
vengeance
let us go darling
can you fox trot?
Watch
ebb
flow
crimson river
your screams
muffled
cautious
I wait
your life
flowing away.
They heralded me a champion.
They heralded me a saviour.
They herald me
when they never heard me
they…..
are as guilty as him.
©April 4/20
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Tales Untold

News
gritty grey
dust covered
death
war
hatred
every channel.
Children stolen
death toll paid
heaps of heads
rolling
fall between the cracks
wails of pain
no answers given
they were not important enough.
Lives
bartered
traded
bound in acrimony
a new regime of slaves
a new phantom to chase.
Roiling
pain
reaching far
wide
spanning crevices
un-sighted hands
plunge in
rip heart free
crushed……
Empathy
the ability to…..
clear see everything…..
brought to our knees
head clutched
no more 
no more
screams of torture
learned dread.
Ghosts
weaving
history
hands
grasping
begging for chance
to have their stories told.
©March 7/20
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