Lament for Ruth

JeanMarie is my friend and a North Carolina based poet. IMHO this one of her finest poems yet–timely, poignant and worthy of being shared. It is written from the heart.

This Breaking News has broken
my heart, my hope.

Justice, my grief is suspended in fear.

What is to become of the poor, the abused, and the desperate
with overburdened wombs?

What is to become of the immigrants and the asylum seekers
caught in wire nets?

Read the rest on JeanMarie’s page.

7 thoughts on “Lament for Ruth”

      1. Ever since I first read that poem I’ve loved it. A SO in college, an accounting major, used to tell me I was too naive. As I quoted the start, he goes
        “You know what the accountants said, right?” -Oh, NO! What were they thinking?!

        🙂

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