11,400+ (a poem)

Time to be blunt. The title is based on this CBS News report.

This is serious
and the time is now

Michael said we are the children
Whitney said the children are our future
Jack said we should think about the future
George said we should pray for time

This is serious
and the time is now

They believe children are precious
and that every child
should have a mother and a father

This is serious
and the time is now

Our future is in cages

This is serious
and the time is now

She says she hates to see it

He signed the order
but says it’s not his fault

This is serious
and the time is now

Voices cry out:
‘This is not who we are!’

Yet it is happening

This is serious
and the time is now

Our future is in cages

This is serious
and the time is now

(17 June 2018)

One thought on “11,400+ (a poem)

  1. I’ve seen photos of kids in cages, but I’ve seen others from NPR that show them being well treated. I saw them on Snopes. I don’t know what’s going on, seriously. I don’t know what to think. I know how I feel. I hate the Mofo Trump.

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