Treasure Island

Martin Carter

(1927-1997 / Guyana)

On a Child Killed by a Motor Car


Child, a moment of love ago
you danced in the eye of the woman
who made you. When another moment
like the innocent wheat that made the loaf
of bread she sent you for
in this field of the heart's ploughed land
you were threshed!

Submitted: Sunday, December 23, 2007
Edited: Tuesday, May 03, 2011

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