Differing religion views seem to be one of the killers of this world. I liked the fact that you had beginning and ending statements to introduce the poem. Also I personally love the title. I would think that very few people have this little girls name. Or you made it your own. Megan gives personality to a dire and disgusting situation. In the first line using "Dorothy" is great because its clever for one but Dorothy had a blue dress and was also fairly young. Great connection. I liked the repetitive lines in between the stanzas. I believe its somewhat the plot of the message. And the rest of the poem is where to me the personality comes in. You give a "normal" life. Like the clothes and the games. Stuff little girls like. The twist at the end was outstanding. I think you meant by defending this girl they would take your head. What a passionate write about something so dreadful. 5/5
firstly, I want to apologise for not commenting on this sooner.
History is littered with war, death, torture, even rape all in the name of religion. It is hard to top those atrocities isn't it? Well, the girl you speak of and her awful and undeserved death was the only sick way those bastards could come up with. They intended to shock and they have. I hope they die soon.
I have not viewed the image, but just knowing that it is true sickens me too.
I wish I hadn't viewed the image, as a father of two girls it really angered me.
2 years ago
by Ben Pickard
I think all that can be written about this powerful piece has been said already by James and Michael. Sometimes, just watching the news these days angers me to the point I have to turn the television off.
As you say, being a father makes everything like this hit home that much harder, doesn't it?
Well done on a powerful and important write,
Wow...I chose not to view the image...My heart would not be able to handle it. Your poem speaks enough sadness about the awful killing of an innocent life. You writing as a father was heart wrenching....My granddaughters make the loom bracelets just like your daughters...that vision you painted for the minds eye brought tears to mine.
I'm glad I read this.
Great job bringing such an injustice to light.
Take care Cindy