Poetry

November 29, 2018 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION

Reuters photo

 

By

Ken Gierke

 

 

 

anguish measured in tears

 

 

one foot in front of the other

families and miles

measured in the thousands

 

asylum their only need

pleas falling on deaf ears

dream now a nightmare

 

border crossing rebuffed

canisters traded for rocks

thrown in protest

 

tear gas for temerity

delivery indiscriminate, for families

lumped together as criminals

 

shed a tear for the child who sheds a tear

 

 

 

 

 

Ken Gierke

Ken Gierke started writing poetry in his forties, but found new focus when he retired. It also gave him new perspectives, which come out in his poetry, primarily in free verse and haiku. His poetry has published by Vita Brevis, The Ekphrastic Review and Tuck Magazine, and Eunoia Review. His website:  https://rivrvlogr.wordpress.com.

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  1. Ken Gierke November 29, at 15:00

    Thank you for featuring this. There is no excuse for the events of that day.

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