The Lark
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The Lark

Family Values

Poetry

Konstandinos Scurfield (front), first British anti-ISIS volunteer killed on active service (2015), poses for a photograph with Kurdish fighters and other foreign volunteers in Iraq. Photograph: AP https://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/mar/04/konstandinos-erik-scurfield-ex-marine-died-someone-elses-war-ypg-isis

“The world is a dangerous place, not because of those
who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing.” — ~
Albert Einstein, Jew and Theoretical Physicist

All over England, children cry, whimper
Punched, mocked, beaten, raped.
Strongly unprotected by the agents of the state.
Mothers work so hard, £880 a week for a damp flat,
They struggle to clean the nest for the social worker's
Visit.

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John E Marks

John E Marks

I will try to express myself in some mode of life or art as freely as I can and as wholly as I can