Happy Anniversary to me!
Starting today, every poem will be written as it is posted. So each poem will be unedited and posted as soon as it is done.
Wish me luck.
And be kind!
For the rest of the month I'm going to write a poem about a historical event that happened on that day as well as using the word of the day for the title.
Scratch-off (the last Magdelene Asylum closes 1996) 9/25
This is how it happens :
These nuns sell some land
This is in 1993
The land developers find 155 bodies
Like some horror movie
They take the bodies and cremate them
toss them into a mass grave
most of them just young pregnant
or mentally handicapped “socially dysfunctional”
They washed clothes and sewed
Weren’t allowed to talk
It started in 1767
most never allowed to leave again
Not one eye blinking
Not one word raised
for 200 years
It took a land deal
And the invention of cheap washing machines