Tuesday, 4 June 2013

'Buried Alive' and 'For the Carcross Grizzly'

buried alive


buried alive
in a collasped factory
for 17 days
she prayed
to be saved

©Susan Burch


Susan Burch resides in Hagerstown, MD and loves trying to capture a moment in just 5 lines.

For the Carcross Grizzly

Bear, let me kiss 
your dusty tired feet, 
begging forgiveness 
for the ugliness of humanity. 

©Kate Prudchenko


Kate Prudchenko’s poems and fiction have appeared in journals, magazines and anthologies in the US, UK and Canada. She lives in Los Angeles and tweets @kprudchenko.


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8 comments:

  1. Kate, I love the anger in your poem - it really gets your point across with a lingering emotional impact!

    Susan Burch

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  2. Susan, thank you very much. His untimely and unnecessary death had quite an impact on me.

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  3. Hi Susan, really enjoyed the quickness and economy of your lines in juxtaposition with the days that the woman spent waiting.

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  4. Thank you Kate. I appreciate your comment and will cross my fingers that we both get some comments from the readers out there :)

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  5. Hi,
    Nice to see your post..Your poem is such a impressive one..line by line i enjoyed reading that and let your job continues...

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  6. Susan and Kate,
    Wonderful work. I love the bare minimum of words to tell such a big story, the short form poem does this so well. Maire

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    1. Thank you so much!

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  7. Kate Prudchenko14 July 2013 at 18:40

    Thank you very much.

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