Tens of Thousands


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Tens of Thousands


They have names and faces

Arms that held the ones they loved

Mouths now sealed

Their thoughts above

Tens of thousands milling souls

Perched on a graph

for scientists to behold

As fury thrives

They will not admit

To treacherous lies

That this was not supposed to be it

Families mourning minute by minute

Captured in Times Roman

Swift to the cemetery

Etched forever in tens of thousands of heartbroken memories



©Video recording by the poet, with post-production assistance from Mark Antony Owen, with thanks.


















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