Mar07

“Bloody” Sunday
The receiver was white in my bloody hands.
The splintering window was splattered with rain.
I couldn't cope with my editor's demands.
I slowly blotted the emerging ink stain.

The splintering window was splattered with rain.
The copy was slow to type out.
I slowly blotted the emerging ink stain.
My words were still shrouded in doubt.

The copy was slow to type out.
I kept seeing their eyes and their pain.
My words were still shrouded in doubt.
My cattle are treated humane.

I kept seeing their eyes and their pain.
The photos just can't do it justice.
My cattle are treated humane
But these people will just never trust us.

The photos just can't do it justice
The blood and the smothering tear gas
These people will just never trust us
They got beaten way out on the bypass.

The blood and the smothering tear gas
Infected the air and the sky.
They got beaten way out on the bypass.
Inflicted with nightsticks from on high.

Infecting the air and the sky
They could not stop their path to the highway
Inflicted with nightsticks from on high
The healing impeding the new workday.

It couldn't stop my path from the highway
To deal with my editor's demands.
The healing impeded my workday
And the receiver was white in my bloody hands.

Alexander Graham-Bell, Scottish-born American inventor, is awarded the patent for his “telephone” on this day in 1876.

Civil rights protestors are brutally attacked by Police on the Selma to Montgomery marches on this day in 1965.

Stanley Kubrick, American film director, producer and screenwriter, died today in 1999.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Very movingly versed

  2. eob2 says:

    Brutal history. I found it interesting the phone and reminded me of scenes of Clockwork Orange.

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