the day before


I followed my sibling

out of the womb

the day before

the murders happened

we have always had

impeccable timing

one more day

and we would have died

inside our mother

our story ended

before begun

Yet, timing and circumstance

being what they were

I did, indeed, follow my sibling

out of our mother’s womb

the day Before

the murders happened

we were the last born

of a generation bred

on hatred and fear and greed

and we had work to do

though it would be a few years…


~Melanie Thomason










Filed under Poetry, Stories

4 responses to “the day before

  1. Wow. Powerful. Wonderful poem.

  2. Wow.. This is strong stuff

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