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RWB Workshop Poem of the Week – Dec 20

December 22, 2016

Red Wheelbarrow Poets
Poem of the Week 12/20/2016

Mark F. Fogarty

Sodom or Gomorrah?

Which was it, Sodom or Gomorrah?
The seaside town where the bodies washed up?
That was Sodom, I believe.

The city where the hospitals were bombed
To cure stubborn life by death?
That was Gomorrah, perhaps.

The city where the children’s birthday cake
Ran mud and blood down their stunned faces?
That was Armageddon, certainly.

The city where hope was beheaded
And babies raped before murder?
That city must rule hell.

Who looked on horrified, pretending to be blind,
When asked to take some in?

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