stolen lives

stolen lives 2ss

to me
of winds and
rivers.  I have
no answers, just ghosts
reflected by mirrors
of night.  Perhaps my spirit
is too heavy…these stolen lives
must be returned.  They must be returned.

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20 responses to “stolen lives”

  1. Crow says :

    I love this, how quiet it is, and how despair seems to haunt its corners.

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  2. Michael Richards (certainline) says :

    A haunting poem, beautifully matched by the collage.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. ann christina says :

    Love the words, so beautiful on the one and so sad on the other side. The two sides of life… 💜

    Liked by 1 person

  4. merrildsmith says :

    So beautiful, though full of despair.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Jodi says :

    I have no words………….

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Laura (Createarteveryday) says :

    I wish I knew what to say. It’s worse than ever. Did the 60s ever feel this violent?

    Liked by 1 person

    • memadtwo says :

      The tone of the times seems different (in retrospect anyway). Like the times then actually were changing. The anger was at situations, events. A gun wasn’t the immediate solution…like Kent State, that was shocking. Now it feels like we’re caught in an endless nightmare…at least to me. We are resigned to endless repetitions of violence, expecting no changes of heart.


  7. Lynz Real Cooking says :

    Such meaning! love it

    Liked by 1 person

  8. artandmoondreams says :

    Love the collage image…love the verse…they resonate together and individually.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Bumba says :

    The stolen lives won’t be returned. It’s us who must redeem ourselves.

    Liked by 1 person

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