Refresh The Soul
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Refresh The Soul

Poetry

Tears of a Mother

A Trilogy, Written in the Wake of 9/11

Photo by Mehdi Sepehri on Unsplash

I. A Mother Weeps

With hungry eyes and fearful glance
Her child squats with dirty feet
in crumbling doorways -
Wonders why angry men
Burn flags, feed each other bullets.
Nurtured in ignorance, fed on hate
He plays at dangerous games
And shouts, “I am a man!”
No food today, and yet
His belly’s…

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