Margaret Alice Second

Gold Star - 16,000 Points (24 January 1961 / South Africa)

Destroyer Of Peace - Poem by Margaret Alice Second

Linah is an absolute dear, the saviour of children about to drown
saving me when I fell in the shower, yet her reign of terror gets me
down - she cleans with her radio on high volume, nobody can do or
see something else, noise overpowering, only escape the front porch
where I am now- and the bathtub where I have just been

The kids said they are used to the torment of noise and work around
it, my beloved says Linah should go if the noise turns up a few decibels
- yet Linah saved Nici from drowning - nobody does anything about the
noise, my beloved pays her for more tasks as he sees her commitment -
Nici shows me the Igor movie in which a beloved monster works

Everyone to death - could this be a subliminal message that she knows
Linah is one such beloved monster, a destroyer of peace while being
so good to us?


Poet's Notes about The Poem

28 August 2012

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Poem Edited: Tuesday, August 28, 2012


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