Dead Children Poem

by William Skink

when children die in Yemen
no pictures are promoted
they die from malnutrition
and American made bombs

when children die in Montana
it’s a problem to be studied
they die from abuse
in a state that won’t protect them

when children die as refugees
there’s propaganda value
pictures get front-page coverage
and relocation offices emerge

in places like Missoula
where the liberal order weeps
as businesses peddle booze
to homeless addicts on the streets


About William Skink

I'm a poet and political cynic living and writing in Montana. You can contact me here: willskink at yahoo dot com
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One Response to Dead Children Poem

  1. steve kelly says:

    One of your best poems IMO. You can almost feel them squirm in places of high liberal illusion — Montana’s so-called center of liberty, equality and consumption of large quantities of alcoholic beverages. I keep wondering — only a little bit — why Clinton’s graceless victory over Bernie hasn’t led to boycotts and/or protests against DNC corruption. The cattle are lowing. For Montana’s “white-hat liberals,” distorted reality seems the norm these days.


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