WRITE CHOICES AND ASPIRATIONS

A selection of work written over the last couple of years.

BANG YANG

BANG YANG

 

An orphan, a mother, a widow,

she sobs herself dry,

eyes searching the foliage,

waiting, wondering,

who and what will be next?

 

The jungle is her home,

the inhabitants her friends,

all grieving, all waiting,

all numb with disbelief

 

that their plight continues

in a modern age

when lots of help

was promised

 

but those that made

the promises slinked off

banished Bang Yang and

her  comrades to a living hell.

 

Not for them

soft, downy pillows,

widescreen television

and full bodied wine

 

that resembles the

steady flow of blood

that seeps from weakened

betrayed, forgotten heroes.