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Images Are Powerful
Poetry By Walterrean Salley

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Images Are Powerful
Poetry By Walterrean Salley

Images too powerful for words,
Piercing like a Sword—
Deeply searing the mind.
For, they yet cater
These many years later,
Thus, I would find.

The gallery I would scroll
Displayed such haunting role
Of poverty unkind.
The message—stark and keen!
Ne'er such images have I seen,
Nor dare I rewind.

If e'er one felt poor,
Lord help us. These the more
Are impoverished—unrefined:
Gaunt were Mother and her lad.
Gaunt were daughter and her dad.
Gaunt were asses, sheep and kine.

© 2012 Walterrean Salley