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Among Children

Rating: 2.6
I walk among the rows of bowed heads--
the children are sleeping through fourth grade
so as to be ready for what is ahead,
the monumental boredom of junior high
and the rush forward tearing their wings
loose and turning their eyes forever inward.
These are the children of Flint, their fathers
work at the spark plug factory or truck
bottled water in 5 gallon sea-blue jugs
to the widows of the suburbs. You can see
already how their backs have thickened,
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Damian 15 February 2019
In the poem who speaking, was it God or a teacher telling the kids? ?
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Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi 23 January 2014
the sincere thought from the worrying mind...what to say about the mess that we have created for our children! ! 10
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