Thursday, August 17, 2017

for MIDDLESBROUGH MAGIC SHIP 280 (C)

A GALLANT YOUNGER GUY
She pressed a white-feather
into the boy's hand,
said "Go fight, chicken,
in a far-off land."
Along with the feather
the young lad flew,
sure like a cock
cried "Cock-a-doodle-doo !"

Proud the boy stood
against foxhole men.
Underage was he.
Officials ? he lied to them.
The young lad died
for a girl he'd never know.
Died a virgin soldier,
first shot, last blow.

THE NOBODIES
Do away with gender ?
Do become a nobody ?
No more girls and boys,
no more sexual identity ?
And this, it is said,
in the name of equality.
As if we're not all treated
as though a nobody !

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