Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Lighting candles-emoticon flowers

No time for poetic words.
No understanding of political motives.
No trust in security situation.

Nothing left, but a call for solidarity

Candles lit at window sills between 9-10pm,
light to distill the silence of the night


Emoticon flowers before your name,
in memory of those who passed away

Fear in your heart and in your mind,
feeling your soul slipping, drowning, fading

Slowly
Quickly
Time is devoid
Actions are suspended

No one is left untouched
No life is spared the terror

From the north to the capital,
and beyond...
People are wounded...
and killed

Dwelling in the rubble
of their homes and dreams

Wondering why they're still here
Wondering if they should breathe

Knowing nothing with certainty
Desperately clinging to futile measures
of lighting candles and emoticon flowers

2 Comments:

At Tuesday, May 22, 2007 , Blogger jarvenpa said...

even far away we are not left untouched by your poetry and your plight.

 
At Tuesday, May 29, 2007 , Blogger margaret said...

Did you light candles? I don't think your solutions are useless. What else can you do? You have to do something? At least you are keeping the vision of a peaceful better world alive. You are so right that solidarity is the key. Taking sides just keeps it all going.

 

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