Samantha M.

The Angry Woman Screams

The cold and angry woman screams
At her idle and hopeless child.
The conceited man looks down his nose
At the inept worker below him.

The hungry baby begins to cry
In search for its absent mother.
The stiff old man turns over in
His sleep; he cannot stay still at all.

The parched young child digs in vain
For water that is now long gone.
The giant fish darts around in its bowl
And tries to look through its lonely reflection.

The tired young man is marched away
From the only home he knows.
Brought to a strange and creepy new land,
He struggles to finish his heavy labor.

The helpless young child’s own uncle
Turns suddenly into her killer.
In the country that she used to call her home,
Her life is torn apart.

The tides below the ocean surface
Begin to rumble ominously.
The wild-eyed beast glances out through
The bars that hold him captive.


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