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The Black-suited Man (1 reply)

3 years ago
William123 3 years ago

"Look at the star --- Don't cry,

I'll be caring you from there!"

Listen--- the lily-livered cry of the whole World!

Yes--- without tears!


No shadow of Homo-sapiens on the street, but of a black-suited Man---


Rambling restlessly with hands at every closed door---

Enough not though, to 

His even lightest touch to break into---

Mild--- yet cruel heart-rending--- so Gruesome a figure. 

And--- when He like a Nazi soldier visits to any home---

Nothing can be done--- but witnessing the end of the cry!



Susan Katz
3 years ago
Susan Katz 3 years ago

Thank you for submitting your poem to be considered as Featured Poem of the Week.  I appreciate the emotion that went into your poem.  I wish you a very happy and creative day, Susan

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