NaPoWriMo Poetic Form Challenge 12/30:Take-a-line Tuesdays

2016 NaPoWriMo

Last week was Spring Break.  Husband and I were in Idaho and had the opportunity to visis Minidoka National Historic Site.  It was one of ten relocation camps that over 127,000 Japanese Americans were interred during World War II.

It was a beautiful day to walk the 1.6 path and go back in time.  Since it’s “Take-a-Line Tuesday”, I found one at Mindoka.


They’ve strung out wires all the way around.
Afraid we’ll try and sneak out into the desert
into the wind that is constant
and blows tumbleweeds into our cardboard barracks.

We are guilty of looking like the enemy
Many of us are American born or Nesei
We farmed, some of us served the country
that imprisoned us.

And what evidence did the government have
other than to look like the enemy?
And today as I walked around Mindoka
I wondered could this happen again?

©Jone Rush MacCulloch


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2 Responses to NaPoWriMo Poetic Form Challenge 12/30:Take-a-line Tuesdays

  1. Linda Baie says:

    So sad that it happened, still an embarrassment, or should be. Well done, Jone. A recent adult book touches this time well, The Japanese Lover – Isabel Allende.

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