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Saturday, August 20, 2005


by Bill Costley

for Cindy Sheehan

One sorrowful Mother
dragged her bleeding heart
to a ditch near his retreat

& he would not see her.
Her family disowned her;
her husband divorced her.

O, World, do not ignore
this sorrowful Mother
so disowned by power.

Bill Costley serves on the Steering Committee of the San Francisco chapter of the National Writers' Union.