you needn’t listen to me but….

Copyright 2019 Charles Wm Martin

aswang
is
as real
as
humankind
indeed
humankind
may be
aswang
one merely
needs
to carefully examine
how
humans
treat each other
war
of
course
is the most
incestuous relationship
but
religious behaviors
have
also proven
to be
characteristic
of
aswang
and
those seeking
wealth
through
political stalking
have been
heard
making
the
ticking sound
so commonly
found
in the darkness
of
life’s forest
as well
along
well-lit
urban streets
you may
well
think me mad
as
i blend
these spices
for
my sting ray whip
but
we shall see
who
survives
this night

 

they bleed don’t they…

 

all your rhetoric
can’t change one obvious fact
you’ve abused children
so go ahead and quote laws
ain’t gonna change a damn thing

 

saved from evil…

waves of anger
crash against
the shores
of reason
as
the plaintiff
now
staring
into the eyes
of
the
accused
the
abused
who
for
so many years
was silent
never speaking
repressing
all emotions
but
now
in this courtroom
as the mad hatter
approaches the bench
to object
to
the truth
the single shot
plastic derringer
is tight against
the skin
like
this beast
was
so
many years
ago
and then
redemption

you needn’t worry…

copyright cwmartin 2011

it will not
change
your day
if another child
dies today
it will not
change
your day
when a child
is raped
or
sold as a slave
no
it will not
change
your day
if you do
nothing
but
your soul
shall
change

the dog run…

 

Copyright 2006 The New York Times Company

she
a child bride
was chained
to his
expectations
but
was
quite free
to run along
a set path
at whatever pace
she chose
and
could make
the trip
back-and-forth
to sanity
as often
as she
wanted
this was
what
he
defined
as
freedom

a public service annoucement…

modified google image

the following poem
contains graphic
references to
children
being abused
and
dying
because of neglect
you may
wish to
turn away
or surf over to
the three-hour
results show of
dancing
with the stars
or
any one
of a number
of mind-numbing programs
but
the children
will still be there
waiting in full view
just outside your door
so it is recommended
that you stay
indoors
for the duration
it shouldn’t
be too long
since
they’re
already
starving