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Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash. Leonard Cohen

Friday, April 26, 2013

Behind Glass

Children's faces pressed against glass, the SUV sits in traffic
Animal shelter eyes pleading, "Take me home with you, please."
Too many prisoners and not enough knights to rescue them all.



submitted for dVerse Poets Pub, Form For All, Out of Asia-sijo

7 comments:

Brian Miller said...

lotta truth in that last line...and a few knights will try to wear themselves out saving all of them...

Uma Anandane said...

Well written ! just few lines but powerful

Björn said...

I love the sentiment.. we are powerless against the needs.. but how should we select?...and who are the real knights?

rowantaw.com said...

I would love to be a knight, but often it so hard to know what to do for the best.

Mama Zen said...

This is freaking brilliant.

Semaphore said...

So simple, and yet such a powerful statement to put together those images of children and creatures powerless in their enclosures.

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

A powerful poem in defence of the powerless.