THOSE MANY CHILDREN IN THE WORLD…. / Poem by SUSANA ROBERTS

 

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Poem by SUSANA ROBERTS

 

THOSE MANY CHILDREN IN THE WORLD….

(MORE THAN 99 MILLION CHILDREN IN THE WORLD ARE UNDERNOURISHED AND HAVE A LOWER WEIGHT TO NORMAL)

When the rhythm of the sun declines
and ties my eyes
To the opacity of the answers
There is a voice that beats inside me
it cries and watches the light
And does not know if after the light
the rain will come
And with it,
my inner child is who screams
The same thirst
of so many orphaned children
With their agonizing bellies

I know the rain will come
And also that lost face
that cries to me
during a day like this
Of those many other days in life
When silence is blasphemy
among shadows of protests
I search the threshold of prayers
At every step of the choke
black shadows, white and the intense gray
In the perfume of the guardian

There is a voice inside me
Burning, unbeaten
From the width of the heavens
In the columns of each fire
Where need is so equal
hatred, indifference, famine
In powerful and unnamed cities

SUSANA ROBERTS-11/1/17
Patagonia Argentina.

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