Poems and Poetry

Death at an Early Age | A Poem by Stan Morrison

fathers, brothers and uncles
abuse little girls and boys
unrepentant criminals
murder these little souls

murder looks like suicide
for our brothers and sisters
death of innocence, betrayal of trust
squashed self-worth, death in the eyes

the remorseless predators
have perfected their craft
victims visit their therapists
while the doers shrug it off

abusers are protected by
the silence of the victims
and by enabling witnesses
who ignore the so obvious

rapists seek out more victims
starting young so they’ll obey
their perverted thrills are re-ignited
more casualties of human nature

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