Estate

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Gathering-points,
like standing stones
of no hope,

young faces,
blank
and medieval-daft,

strong hands,
dangling
like pecked convicts,

bright eyes,
grown dim
like flickering tallow,

proud heads,
bowed
beneath baron’s mace,

feral minds,
lying waste
like idling fallow.

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© Nemo 2020
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Ionicus

A stark portrayal of a grim and depressing environment.

Pommer

A true situation well portrayed..Peter

Shackleton

I saw signs like this in north Africa a few years ago. Too many unemployed, listless young men hanging around street corners. Ripe for the rabid fundamentalists that subsequently preyed on them. Stark poem got me thinking.

Sweetwater

Such a waste of youth, no expectations and all dreams thrown aside. So sad, you have captured the cold reality so well. Sue.

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