Questions A Poem by Joan McNerney

took away spring
stole all the glory
throwing our gardens of green
into these hills of scorched grass?
dared to care
more about money
destroying everything in sight
forgetting earth is our only home?
is so callous
to laugh at the suffering
of the sick poor yet pretend
to believe in a loving God?
began all these wars
making mothers cry for children
searching for their bodies
in the chaos of destruction?
robbed our hope
and all our wonder
burning heaven with dry
lightning to pierce the sky.
are you
who made
the angels moan?

Joan McNerney’s poetry has been included in numerous literary magazines such as Seven Circle Press, Dinner with the Muse, Blueline, Spectrum, three Bright Spring Press Anthologies and several Kind of A Hurricane Publications. She has been nominated three times for Best of the Net. Poet and Geek recognized her work as their best poem of 2013. Four of her books have been published by fine small literary presses and she has three e-book titles.
Robin Ouzman Hislop is Editor of Poetry Life and Times at ; his publications include
All the Babble of the Souk , Cartoon Molecules, Next Arrivals and Moon Selected Audio Textual Poems, collected poems, as well as translation of Guadalupe Grande´s La llave de niebla, as Key of Mist and the recently published Tesserae , a translation of Carmen Crespo´s Teselas.
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