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dead boys’ mothers MAG

December 24, 2014
By veganteen PLATINUM, Fair Lawn, New Jersey
veganteen PLATINUM, Fair Lawn, New Jersey
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there is a mother,

her belly is
swollen with promise
of button nose
and child’s laughter.

soon after, there are boys
lying dead on concrete
left to rot in the road.
they are not given burial.
see, it is rumored that
not even god
wants these children.

their mothers stand
stiff-backed and tight-lipped,
a legion.
they say they wish for peace,
each time. they cry,
they mourn, they don’t ever
go silent.

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on Dec. 30 2014 at 9:38 am
EmilytheBelleofA. DIAMOND, Athens, Georgia
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To love is to be vulnerable; Triumph is born out of struggle; We notice shadows most when they stand alone in the midst of overwhelming light.

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