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Hopes from yesterday

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THE memories of the past are an elixir
The hopes of the future a faceless shadow at the end of an unstable tunnel
The reality of the present the stretched out legs of a widow
Hopes band and disband like emotions on a rollercoaster


A pervasive cacophony ticks
Man, woman, child ashen
Kissed and made untouchable
Fixed to a bottomless platform
The priest, an armour to his body and soul
Stares in horror


In the Name of the Father
The Son
The Holy Spirit
Hope is lessened in panic
Panic is heightened by swollen stomachs
Below chests baring rib cages
Whitened hands clasped together
A desperate shield

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