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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imagery is very very vivid :) great write, i liked it alote, i cant wait to read more!

Posted 5 Years Ago


visually morbid on a cataclysmic scale. very vivid imagery. it's like seeing something awful but not being able to take your eyes off it. great piece.

Posted 5 Years Ago


Redemption of writerscafe.org... I have been reading a lot of stuff on here and I told myself that if I can't say anything nice, I will say nothing at all.

Thank you Gary H for making it possible for me to say something, I really liked this.
...'intestines ripped, breasts lay
life removed, only flies feed.

....genitals crushed,
mixed with herbs, some potions have secrets
animal skin sangoma believe...'

The agony, the disorientation, the befuddlement

Posted 6 Years Ago


Beautiful. This gives off such a feeling of horror. This is true art. It reveals a story of reality and shows the real horror of the situation. It had such blunt elements... It said things that could only be interpreted as devastation and the evils of mankind. This was absolutely incredible.

Posted 6 Years Ago


Trees pretend to be dead...as if in the midst of such violence they fear their limbs will be taken for some incantation as well. Such fear that the very wood seems to hold its breath at the atrocity taking place. What a frightening and sad story.

Posted 6 Years Ago


Really creepy and brutal description, and very captivating. Well done!

Posted 6 Years Ago


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.

THere are some sick people in this world... I like the raw brutality of the piece cause some things can't be sugar coated.

Posted 6 Years Ago


a brutal poem on a more brutal subject but there is a savage "beauty" in parts - perhaps beauty isn't the right word....but the poem is rich and undeniable. Stellar words.

Posted 6 Years Ago



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