Thursday, April 23, 2015

Douglas Polk- Two Poems

Marking Territory

Borders crumble and disappear,
existing only in the pages of history books,
security nonexistent among the rapes,
and beheadings of captive populations,
trapped behind the forgotten lines,
drawn on maps,
the people invisible,
forgotten as easily as the crumbling borders.
The Cuba Question

history forgotten,
and forgiven,
by people who never suffered,
their fathers and uncles not killed,
their cousins or brothers jailed,
ivory towered politicians,
thinking only of cigars,
and big business profits,
history easily forgotten,
and crimes forgiven,
when the past ignored.

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