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A Plaintiff's Voice
written by: Anne G
A plaintiff voice
a blood drenched earth
was heard to say,
"Come closer please ..."
lend an ear
and you shall hear
choruses of mortal beings,
mournful cries in unison
Why me? Why us?
What did we do to die so soon?
No answer, explanation could I offer
no rhyme or reason would suffice ...
Boys and girls plied with lies
sugar-coated tales and stories
promises of pride and glory
Listen hard and you will hear
that plaintiff voice that's always near
whispering softly in your ear -
"Do not let yourself be swayed
by beating drums of war and hate,
let the earth be drenched instead
with tears of joy by lives well spent."
I write because I am:
Driven to distraction by the inequities of the society in which we live.
Motivated by cruelty, abuse, ignorance and indifference.
My intention: To poke, prod and provoke!
"Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess." - Oscar Wilde