Boarded up doorways
in silence scream
While buildings bled crumbling bricks
through split swollen lips,
Dennis found his fifteen minutes


of fame.


The shattered windows cried
crystalline shards
and headline news.


The man lay down
His shirttail twisted upward
flaunting holes of 44 caliber.


Three orphans wept
when daddy
made the six o'clock news.


Father's Day
East St. Louis
2003.



By Lea (Leaway56@aol.com)

 







Watch these pages for more poems by Lea.
In the meantime, click the links below for
poems and stories by our other authors.


Eternal Love

Sweet Dreams

A Quiet Spider

Forget Me Nots

Mother

The Dancers

Flowers Tell A Story

The Red Hat Ladies


And.......for many others, click the index image.



Click here to send this site to a friend!

Graphics by Marilyn
http://graphicsbymarilyn.com

graphicsbymarilyn@yahoo.com