Body Parts

Body Parts

A Poem by Gary H
"

This was a test poem for a University course that did not capture the essence or power of what I was trying to say. However this is a true event and deserves some kind of reportage.

"

Autumn picture, an English country house:

sipping tea by the fireside, two ladies,

with eloquent language, perfect gossip,

'Mrs Jones did THAT to Mr Smith',

unsuspecting, uncaring of another world.

 

Loving mother, daughter, sister, respectful son,

brother, father, left for chance discovery, breathing

cut, short. skull rolls, revolution of horror,

deep into darkness, eyes stare, lips lost,

ears stop hearing.

 

Incantations tell of good health, fortune

 

sunset orange merges with pink, a torso,

crimson blood stained ground, no longer

sacred, trees pretend to be dead, undergrowth

mutilated by struggle, intestines ripped, breasts lay

life removed, only flies feed.

 

Incantations tell of great power, strength,

 

children scream in terror, feet stand alone,

no longer connected, genitals crushed,

mixed with herbs, some potions have secrets

animal skin sangoma believe, muti, mutilation,

murder satisfys.

 

Incantations tell of

 

butchered ritual, police suspicion, evidence

growing around the world, investigation so difficult,

driven underground, until voices speak, tongues

that save, wanting justice not wealth, protection

for the innocent.

 

...............

 

'They took me home, left me in front of my father's house.

as they left, I heard them say they are going to sell my

parts so they can get money"

 

Jeffrey Mkhonto who had his genitals removed. BBC news

02/04/02


© 2011 Gary H



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This is such a heart wrenching story told in such a beautiful way. Thank you for sharing gary...
- 'children scream in terror, feet stand alone,

no longer connected, genitals crushed,

mixed with herbs, some potions have secrets

animal skin sangoma believe, muti, mutilation,

murder satisfys.'

This is awesome. Congratulation!

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.




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Really good I thoroughly employed it

Posted 4 Years Ago


This moved me beyond words that someone could do that to another human being....thank you for sharing this, as much as it disturbs, these are the stories that need to be told....very well written

Posted 4 Years Ago


moved me so much, I really loved this piece!!! keep up the great work!

-Bliss

Posted 4 Years Ago


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Powerful graphic read...superbly done :) x

Posted 4 Years Ago


this reminds me of a place in a book i read very interesting use of discription

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

this is excellent. raw.

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

butchered ritual, police suspicion, evidence

growing around the world, investigation so difficult,

driven underground, until voices speak, tongues

that save, wanting justice not wealth, protection

for the innocent

very abrasive but still holds beauty in a twisted way really nice write keep it up i hope to write like this one day

Posted 4 Years Ago


Difficult subject jarringly written it moved me deeply.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Damn true horror!!! Excellent write!

Posted 4 Years Ago


Raw and captivating.

Posted 5 Years Ago



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