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Sunday Afternoon Sunday Afternoon
by Nikos Laios
2014-10-11 13:28:21
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Sunday Afternoon

The
Hungry
Child
Stares
Under
The
Harsh
African
Glare.

img_0417_400Vultures
Circling
Above.

Skin
Clinging
To bones
Like some
Discarded
Desert
Carcass.

Bones
Bleached
White in
The desert
Sun

As
Mindless
Religious
Zealots
Poison
The wells;
Celebrating
Their death
Tallies, and
Martyrs'
Rallies.

While
The rest
Of the
World
Plays
Chess
Over
Crimean
Chaos.

Flocks
Of seagulls
Circling over
Wafting
Aromas
From
Suburbs
On a
A sun
Drenched
Afternoon.

As the
Western
World
Collectively
Munches on
Barbecued
Beef patties
On a
Sunday
Afternoon.

Mocking
The pain
Of the
World;
As we
Fall upon
Our daily
Media diet
Of CNN,FOX
Or the BBC,
Like some
Hungry
Desert
Vultures.

Insulated
By our
Paunchy
Bellies,
And our
Paunchy
Mortgages.

Burdened
With our
Obviously
More
Important
Personal
Matters.

As we
Consider
The weighty
problems
Of the world
From the
Comfort of the
Gymnasium
Treadmill,
Or the
Dance
Floor.

While
Halfway
Around
The world,
The hungry
Child stares
Under the
Harsh
African
Glare.

Skin
Clinging
To bones
Like some
Discarded
Sun-drenched
Carcass on
A Sunday
Afternoon;
Wondering
If someone
In the world
Cares about
His hopeless
plight,
About his
Hopeless
Fight.

*************************************************************************

With a digital drawing from Nikos Laios


     
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