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August 3, 2016

    Poetry

    Fragile Lives

    They came into the world One after the other Two wriggling red babies A sister and brother Life was never easy With the parents they had Always quick to anger If they did something bad When one soiled her diaper At the age of four weeks Her mum left her in them And slapped her chubby cheeks The boy wailed for his food Creating a racket His dad couldn’t stand the noise Smothered him with a jacket By six months…

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