Treasure Island

Karl Stuart Kline

(2/16/50 / Las Vegas, Nevada - When there was only one saloon in town!)

Guatemala Unanswered


Where bad men go free as good women die.
Crying for justice that's never answered.
Their families mourn and loved ones will cry,
Waiting for justice that's never answered.

Raped, cut, bitten, tortured until they die,
Praying for police that never answer.
Gangs ruling the streets without a worry
About the police who never answer

For relatives who come, all those who cry,
Seeking, but never finding their answers
From police who shrug, roll their eyes and sigh,
The police who should have all the answers,

But then, it’s not their daughters who have died.
So the courageous police run and hide

Karl Stuart Kline
June 10,2008

Submitted: Thursday, June 12, 2008
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  • Karl Stuart Kline (Human Rights) (6/12/2008 11:48:00 AM)

    This poem was inspired by the documentary, 'Killers Paradise', coproduced by the BBC and the Nat'l Film Board of Canada.
    Oscar Berger, President of Guatemala was interviewed and said that he was 'Optimistic' despite an 18% rise in homicides - Two more women were found dead on the day of the interview and in the time it took them to film the documentary,60 women were killed. One woman, working independently, says that she had found that 1,950 women were killed between 2001 and 2005. (Report) Reply

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