coat of many colours…

Photographed by CWMartin

strip away
the multicoloured
innocence of youth
where
hope flows
unabated
toss their dreams
into the pit
of your dreary
philosophy
of compromise
and demise
set before the child
a table
of your unfulfilled dreams
so that they might
starve to death
living your dreams
rather than feasting
on  theirs
show to them
the bloodied coat
of hate and bias
so the wild beast
of anger
may consume
their lives
as it has
yours