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 Travis Mateer

I'm an artist and citizen journalist living and writing in Montana. You can contact me here: willskink at yahoo dot com
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1 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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