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Sunday, 24 March 2019

Thoughts and Prayers

Racist terror
thoughts and prayers
Basest error
thoughts and prayers
Crossing, drowning
thoughts and prayers
Solemn, frowning
thoughts and prayers

Thoughts and prayers
and sad reactions
Thoughts and prayers
but rarely actions

Stabbed and killed
thoughts and prayers
Life unfulfilled
thoughts and prayers
Death in prison
thoughts and prayers
No decision
just thoughts and prayers

Thoughts and prayers
respectful silence
Thoughts and prayers
and yet more violence

Killer storms
thoughts and prayers
Global warming 
thoughts and prayers
Climate chaos
thoughts and prayers
Recycled pathos
thoughts and prayers

Thoughts and prayers
and resolutions
Thoughts and prayers
but no solutions

Thoughts and prayers
and bare exchanges
Thoughts and prayers
but nothing changes

They've bought up shares
in thoughts and prayers

© Janine Booth

After Christchurch, Muslims need more than just your thoughts and prayers

Janine Booth - [Website: Janine Booth]

Janine lives in Hackney, East London. She writes and performs poetry, and has had three slim volumes of poetry published. Janine posts poems and political polemics on her website.

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