Martin Carter

Rookie (1927-1997 / Guyana)

This Is The Dark Time, My Love - Poem by Martin Carter

This is the dark time, my love,
All round the land brown beetles crawl about
The shining sun is hidden in the sky
Red flowers bend their heads in awful sorrow
This is the dark time, my love,
It is the season of oppression, dark metal, and tears.
It is the festival of guns, the carnival of misery
Everywhere the faces of men are strained and anxious
Who comes walking in the dark night time?
Whose boot of steel tramps down the slender grass
It is the man of death, my love, the stranger invader
Watching you sleep and aiming at your dream.


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Poem Submitted: Sunday, December 23, 2007

Poem Edited: Tuesday, May 3, 2011


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