Poetry by Jeff Green

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In Africa

by cricketjeff on July 23, 2008.  © Jeff Green, All rights reserved

 
Golden fountain pens
on marble tables
fine words
from bemedalled men
Smiles, opulence
and too many uniforms

Queues for food
as planes bring supplies

of arms

 
 

Alone and terrified

they came in the night

 
Now she is alone.

“Mummy!”
“Daddy!”

Silence.

All she has left,
the memory
of screams

and blood.
 
 
 
 

Author notes

Raw and in free verse was the request. Raw enough?