General Poetry posted April 30, 2021 Chapters:  ...28 29 -30- 31 

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A chapter in the book Sunnilicious' NaPoWriMo, April 2021

The Detainees

by sunnilicious

Runaway Mexican children crossed the border
into the USA around March 11th 2021.
30,000 minors placed into custody
Instead of being sent back home to their parents.
We're in a pandemic! This is a world crisis!
Our government deficit grew a trillion bucks
to ensure basics were met for "We the People".
These detained immigrant children are orpahans
in Dallas, Texas and Long Beach, Californnia.
Tax payers should be miffed because it's their money
handling clothes, computers, food, housing, schooling and care costs.
We do not owe these children anything?
Why weren't they punished for their misbehaviors?
When will this insane misadventure end?
It's like human trafficking gone wrong!


NaPoWriMo April 2021 - I didn't follow the Day 29 writing prompt, because my Day 28 poem was written drinking peppermint tea and looking out the window. I was going to write an Ode to Windows, but on a history Google Search, Bill Gates came up. I couldn't come up with another poem involving architectural window(s).

NOTE: I wasn't sure what to write. Just voicing my thoughts on an issue that wouldn't have happened if military were at the border, or a wall.

1) National Poetry Writing Month, April 2021 -
2) Television news updates, 30.000 mexican children cross border into usa
3) YouTube news updates, 30.000 mexican children cross border into usa
4) Radio news updates, 30.000 mexican children cross border into usa
5) Google Search news updates, 30.000 mexican children cross border into usa
6) Ode, Poetry Dances -
7) How Many Syllables -
8) Rhyme Zone -

Article, Encounters at the US to Mexican Border in Feb 2021

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