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Friday, August 5, 2011

THE SALT MAN




How can we speak of a human being transparent? How can we refer to someone who has no face? The indifference masquerading as social concern is a wound that hurts deeply to all societies.

There are still human beings forgotten justices, dignity, the most basic rights; however, they dictate speeches to talk about them without even looking at them in the eye.

As a poet, as an act of justice, I lift my voice and cry for the dignity torn and full of miasmas that have forgotten the man of salt.






THE SALT MAN

Yet still exist!
Written about you, you have no name;
Your body is exhibited as an emblem lanky
a labeled destination beforehand.
Then you lie in your grave salt
as inanimate morning thistle
will be the centerpiece of lean oil
pride at the entrance of a gallery.

Yet still exist!
Your voice, if you had not listen anyone.
You have become reminiscent of an echo that is extinguished;
there´s no choir to collect your tragedies and your hunger,
your days of drought or carved into the lean face where you live.
You're like flake glitter converted to stroke;
You just have your stoic posture,
quiet, serene, challenging you to admire.

Yet still exist!
To no avail your wounds festering.
To no avail your bloody feet,
your bloodless veins in his arms lacerated dead.
What served the thousands of poems
who pretended to know your eternal truth?
The cretins who wept for you, their eyes
glowing, admiring a poet.

Debrah Riddleton

12 comments:

  1. Harsh words that extol the injustice and dishonesty against man.
    I like such kinds of social criticism.

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  2. My dear Debrah:
    Great satirical poem, analytical and profoundly human.
    Modern societies seem to break ties with the man segregated.
    Warm greetings:
    Philip

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  3. Beautiful work! It´s a pleasure reading your words. The image is so splendid.
    Warm greetings:
    Diane

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  4. Genaro Miranda PadillaAugust 7, 2011 at 11:59 AM

    Querida Debrah:
    Sigo tu blog desde que te conocí en Literalia México. Te felicito por este corte de poemas, ya que denuncian un lastimoso silencio contra aquellos seres humanos olvidados de las sociedades.
    Es muy valioso contar con voces sensibles y comprometidas como la tuya.
    Saludos:
    Genaro Miranda Padilla

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  5. what a moving image-rich farcical write, Deb

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  6. Dear Paul:
    I appreciate your kind words.
    Debrah

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  7. My friend Philip:
    More than satirical poem, I think it's an alert signal that moves the heart to this isolated people.
    Thanks a lot:
    Debrah

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  8. Genaro:
    Your words are beautiful for me.
    Thank you:
    Debrah

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  9. Dear Emeniano:
    It's a pleasure finding your kind words in my blog. I admire so high your work. Warm greetings and my best wishes to you.
    Debrah

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  10. Debrah, I really like your blog. I've read on page Poets Ink with your permission publish your poem The salt man on my facebook page Congratulations.

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  11. Maria Jose:
    I am so touched by your kind words.
    I appreciate your time.
    kisses:
    Debrah

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