Everyday violence

Some days
when the gold of afternoon is defiled
and there are shadows beneath the turning trees
I have no strength no desires
except to close my eyes my ears
and sleep the sleep of the powerless.

But tomorrow the dead will still be dead
the rain will come to wash away the golden light
and who will see the tears?

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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

22 thoughts on “Everyday violence”

      1. Lessons on WWII that omit the Shoah, lessons on equality that omit gender equality, sports lessons that omit girls. If the prophet wouldn’t like it, they are being allowed to opt out of it. And the secular, republican state school system is allowing it.

      2. This morning the hunters are everywhere. The guns are popping and I hate being outside knowing what they’re about. As if there isn’t enough senseless killing in the world. Another aspect of abject cruelty that needs addressing. I’m not holding my breath.

      3. We have a duck shooting season – a left over from the days people were few and ducks were plentiful. I understand. To return to your poem “ the rain will wash away ….” and so it does. There are things we cannot achieve we must leave to other forces.

      4. The hunters in this particular rustic part of the world are called ‘butchers’ even by other hunters. If wildlife protection acts aren’t enforced soon, there won’t be any point. There’ll be nothing left.

      5. The radicalism featured by egoism and globalism, grounded on traditionalism.
        However you will call the numinosous over the humans. There always are some thinking they are more gifted as all the rest. Michael

      6. Gifted by God. The Jews think they’re the chosen people but that doesn’t mean they have made it their business to subjugate the rest of humanity. Islam is like Christianity, it proselytises, and it has a vision of humanity that scares me.

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