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Dead of Rwanda

We have never met
and yet, I sense
your spirits linger
'round untimely grave.
Bulldozer scooping,
shoving its waste
into the dry sod
where seed or weed
refused to grow.
Human souls lie
like broken down cars
waiting to die.
You were a brother,
perhaps a friend
or mother with child
clinging to breasts
long dried up wells of
withering flesh.

I shall not forget
You were human.
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Submitted on April 22, 2015

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I am a Registered Nurse, and first started to write poetry when I was about 18 years old. I have written several poems on a variety of subjects, and enjoy poems that are light and filled with humor. I feel that a good poem like a painting, is able to evoke a variety of emotions, whether sad or cheerful,angry or sympathetic.My goal in life is to learn as much as I can, and to spread peace and good cheer to many. Above all, to be respectful and helpful to my fellow man. more…

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