For The Boys In The West – 15 April 2018

[Rebecca’s challenge for today, the middle of April, was to write a poem around the idea of a middle. The background of this poem is a tragic bus accident that killed 16 young men who were all members of a Saskatchewan youth hockey club. The poem is about this video]

“For the boys in the west
And all their parents
And everybody hurt”
In the middle of an empty

Hockey rink
Beneath the
Canadian flag
High on the far wall

A man

Chunky in dark clothes
Plays Amazing Grace
On his harmonica
As 16 young men

Skate invisible circles
“For the boys in the west
And all their parents
And everybody hurt”

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