against the current

 

Dredging the river

For a lost soul

An innocent child

Drowned long ago.

 

Swallowed up

By lies and fears

Sucked under

Held fast.

 

Her frail and lifeless body:

Bloated, bruised, pale.

Watchers turn away.

 

* * * * * * * *

 

…Downstream

Other children

Wade and swim,

Splashing,

Laughing,

Unaware…

 

By Kerry Vincent © 1993

 

 

 

 

 

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4 Responses to “against the current”

  1. Anita Marie Says:

    La Llorona.
    🙂

  2. woodnymph Says:

    Hhoa! This is something…two sides of life/death. Very well done.

    Vi

  3. Jill Says:

    Mmmmm…the feeling is familiar….very well written :o)

  4. gailkav Says:

    This is haunting, Kezza. In the midst of life…beautifully done.

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