Continuing Loss

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loss

loss has new
unwilling faces
redefinitions every
day
of who has
value
and who can be
dispensed
to the
end of the line
where there is no line.

no escort from a school
not even a picture for history
rather the moment
left undistilled to the blur of
change that proclaims
power
for a few
and a future
veiled by gold curtains,
that hide no future.

beautiful, hopeful faces
claw at windows
closed,
at doors without knobs…
praying for a chance
an equal chance
to be part of
the one and only
promised
great America!
the statue weeps.

streets of gold
beds for the rich
but no
steps
to a future
for all,
hard work
and honesty
a lost commodity
to small thinking
and tunnel vision.

already great
intellectual capital
obscured by
a herd mentality
of goals
without
the longstanding
American picture
of all…
not few.

compassion
a weakness now
elitism
the
norm,
exclusivity
the handshake,
wrapped in rhetoric
for the
poor
no one knows.

God knows.

they cannot be separated from his
love.

 

jackieshields

02.28.17

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