Love Thy Neighbour

Klaus J. Gerken

it happened near the border
where no one dared to walk
the lesson wasn’t pretty
but neither was the talk
she didn’t have her papers
she was searching for her child
who went missing in the morning
before the daylight ventured bright

they didn’t believe her story
they treated her like mud
a woman near the border
they knew something was up
distress is no solution
where soldiers wave their guns
let’s have some fun and show her
what happens when she runs

they brought her son before her
and shot him in the head
then raped her for their pleasure
and abused her while she bled
then left her slowly dying
on the road of no return
just to publish a clear warning
that hate can’t be undone

kjg 717pm 27 jan 2015

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