Poems

Roger G McDonald: ‘Beaten by the bastards, but …’ and ‘Out through the in door’

Beaten by the bastards, but … You think you’re beaten by the bastards, but The war to win your future’s just begun. A family’s love keeps open what seems shut. You sense the cord to your tomorrow’s cut, and dawns hold no more promise of the sun. You think you’re beaten by the bastards, but A family’s love’s the kernel to your nut. And though it feels the bastards might have won, A family’s love keeps open what seems shut. Your hopes and disappointments now abut. A decade’s worth of dreams have come undone. You think you’re beaten by the…

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