Mercy by William Wright, Jr.


The child dies unanswered

In the whirl-wind of man

Hysterical and blind


Even still they labor

To their tune of death

As war clouds prowl

Unfazed and starved


We are helplessly interned

Reverent and mute

At the storm of their treads

Bound, for peril’s embrace


We are told

To bury our rage

As slaughter unfolds

In our time

In the days of our young


© William Wright, Jr.

William Wright

Excerpt from the book The Slums of Nightfall

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William Wright About the Author

My name is William Lorenzo Wright, Jr. I am the youngest of three children, as well as the only son to two loving and hard-working parents. I am a college student from San Diego California and I hold a deep passion for reading and writing poetry. I was sixteen years old when I first fell in love with poetry and I have been faithful to the craft ever since.

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