Saiom Shriver

Gold Star - 21,196 Points (Ohio)

Til Death Or Distance Do You Part - Poem by Saiom Shriver

Chaplains performing wedding
ceremoies might say
'till death or the Pentagon
do you part'
while in the slavery states
preachers intoned
'til death or distance do you

Topic(s) of this poem: marriage

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Note: Slave marriages were not considered legitimate
by their oppressors who regularly busted up families
by selling a wife to 1 place and a husband or child
to another.

A note to the magnificent docuemtary producer
Ken Burns who wrote that the firing on Fort Sumter
was bloodless... just after reporting that
a horse had been killed in the campaign....
Does not the hrose have blood?

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, September 8, 2015

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