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A John Sheahan poem

May 30, 2009 By: Paul O'Mahony Category: poem, poet, poetry

LEARNING THROUGH FEAR

Cowering under threat
Of leather;
Braced for palm-blistering sting,
Backbiting lash.

Hair-raising swish
Through the frightened air
Diminishing terrified targets.
Unholy aim -
Imprimatur of leather on flesh.

Tear-filled vision
Distorting education;
Blurred lines on blank page
Pleading for inspiration.

Learning through fear;
Remembering little, but pain;
Unrelenting leather
Force-feeding bewildered brain.

Unchristian.

Unbrotherly.


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