Yellow Ribbon

RIP they say on Bebo when he dies
Tragic says the Herald Family Notice
Inner voices says the specialist
Medical negligence says the mum
Say hello to grandpa says grandma
We miss you says In Memorium
You are with Jesus says the church
You are free of pain now they say
Were you saved? say the brothers
Grief counselling says the headmaster
Copy cat beware says the academic
Save our sons and daughters says dad
Grieve in stages says Kubler Ross
Where was Yellow Ribbon I say

Copyright © 2010 David Bedggood

David Bedggood is a retired university lecturer, father, grandfather and revolutionary Marxist currently living in Auckland, Aotearoa, New Zealand.  He is fighting to end the crazy, diseased, barbaric capitalist system.  His slogan is “don’t kill yourself, kill capitalism!”.


3 thoughts on “Yellow Ribbon

  1. Jodine Derena Butler July 28, 2010 / 10:11 pm

    Cheers Rowan. This E-zine is an open forum for comments. David will see your comment. I’m sure he will appreciate it. I agree. Almost like the underlying meaning of the voices are ‘split’ in order to conform. Jx


  2. Rowan July 28, 2010 / 1:50 pm

    I’m not sure if this should be addressed to Dave Beggood (copyright – for the “suicide/silence” picture?), or Jodene Butler (poem writer?) – Either way, nice poem – I like the use of different voices used without judgment – they seem like outcries, a struggle at finding/creating some explanation for something beyond our reach…
    nice 🙂


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