Ben Gieske


So Many Multitudes - Poem by Ben Gieske

It began with thundering
................marching
.................................raindrops

Like a thundering herd of
................buffalo stampeding
.................................ov er prairie land

Hidden faceless immigrants
.................toiling late into the night
.................................drenched in debt and sweat

Rows of manikins
..................with revolving hands
..................................spewing out endless things

Rows of benches
..................lined with fear
..................................protests hidden in folded sleeves

Language barriers
...................frozen passports
..................................wa ges withheld

working in
....................the Land of the Free
..................................the “garbage” of global economy


No Justice Here

- March 5,2008

Published online by Sentinel Literary Quarterly, Vol.2 No.2, January 2009


Comments about So Many Multitudes by Ben Gieske

  • (6/2/2008 8:32:00 PM)


    Recommended to also read in the context of this mind-engaging poet my piece 'God's Final Words are always in the Making, Once Your Acts have Spoken...' (Report) Reply

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  • (6/2/2008 1:55:00 PM)


    The bane of a free but coercive economy is that so many 'have-nots' are wounded for the sins of the 'haves.' (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, March 28, 2008

Poem Edited: Wednesday, February 18, 2009


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