Saturday, June 17, 2017

The girl that screamed # 109 Claine Keily

They all had names
considered strange
but the blue eyed boy
chose to mispronounce hers
because she was dark
so as to make her scream

I found her
screaming
then hiding
under a cupboard
filled with blank
exercise books

The roll was due
to be marked
people were ringing
to say it had not been done
but all I could hear
were her screams

7 comments:

  1. I can hear those screams reverberating from underneath the cupboard (and all through the poem) - haunting stuff...

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  2. a blank book for writing -
    the terror of possibility
    to be in a dark cupboard full of them?
    the horror! the horror!

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    1. Yes and this girl only wants to draw

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  4. A mispronounced name
    shifts the ground beneath
    (name the world carefully)
    until the safe cupboard
    becomes nightmare
    and all dreams darkened
    in the beautiful box she lives in

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    1. Yes it was an example of racism and she knew this only too well

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