Tuesday, March 02, 2010

The white ribbon

aka Das weisse Band - Eine deutsche Kindergeschichte

Germany 2009

Details  nytimes

Seen 17 February 2010

Grim faces
Hard lives

Does light shine through here

A hamlet it might be
Peopled by those like you and me

A microcosm of humanity
Although what transpires here
Seems gargantuan
In relation to its size

They solve problems
In their own way

They brook no dissenting voice
That would definitely incur the wrath
Of elders and those in power

So life will find its way
Eroding slowly
In a gentle pace
The established norms

Until unexpected turns of events
Jolts the community
Into realisation
They are not alone
Not just a tiny speck
Not just a dot in the map

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