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We are sorry Dorothy

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Dorothy
An incandescent flower set to touch the face of the morning sun
Ripped from a stalk by the ruthless hands of Brazen Bandits,

Brazen Bandits, illegitimate sons of a state gone awry,
Brazen Bandits, bestowed with inheritance and a sprawling governed spaces to roam, plant flags, levy taxes, main and kill.
Brazen Bandits, couriers of apocalyptic winds of evil, carressed by custodians of state powers.

Dorothy,
You stood accused
Of conspiring with other young ones to be in school
Of conspiring to seek a better life and a better country
Of conspiring to take refuge where none existed
Of conspiring to have hope where none existed.

Dorothy,
How sad you succumbed
To the execution meant for harden criminals.
How sad you were tossed at a roadside like a meaningless sacrifice for your parents to pick up and bury.

Dorothy,
Take along our bales of tears.
Take consolation you have been freed.
Freed from the fear of what lies in the cloaks of darkness hanging over this land.

Dorothy,
We are sorry
We couldn’t be there for you.
We are sorry
We couldn’t have been there for anyone.
Not even ourselves.
For we are a people lost in the wilderness. (©pda.files)

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