A Fractured World

poem by: Cecilia Crasto
Written on Aug 31, 2017

Bombs are exploding-planes fall from the sky
Women are wailing-men forget how to cry
The skies are black, the trees are charred
Bodies are strewn and windows are barred.

The birds have flown, they no longer tweet
The sounds of violence are heard in the street
Our hearts are aching for a world gone mad
The future seems bleak and life so sad.

Children are staring from eyes that once shone
Their childhood taken and their innocence gone
How can they run and play on the beach
When the threat of bombs lies within reach.

In a fractured world in tents they languish
The wind blows away their cries of anguish
Women carry babies that no longer cry
Their babies are dead women's eyes are dry.

No traces of dawn now light the sky
The sun and moon have gone so high
We feel the pain as we feel no joy
It was taken from every girl and boy.


Tags: sad, rhyme, anger, pain,

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Robert Kohlhammer commented:
To quote a comment that I have heard before, ``it feels as if the worlds troubles are only just beginning┬┤┬┤. A deep and well written poem.
Christopher Russon commented:
Well written poem Cecilia.things in the world are escalating Will they ever get better I wonder.
Frank byrne/Hornby.. commented:
That's a powerful poem Cecilia....it paints a picture, that I'm reluctant to look at......but alas your words are so true...and so sad..
Ja Ja commented:
Terror and despair expressed with such feeling. This world surely needs a whole lot of healing. Thank you for sharing
Ellen early commented on Sep 23, 2017 at 3:01am
You speak the truth in this sad rhyme, the message reminds me to count my blessings
Anna Tate commented on Sep 23, 2017 at 8:06am
Good work
Arch Angel commented on Oct 23, 2017 at 5:09am
Nice ryhming. As well as the message.
Cecilia Crasto commented on Oct 24, 2017 at 10:01pm
Thanks to everyone who took the time to read and comment, it is much appreciated.
Taha Hassan commented on Oct 25, 2017 at 3:27am
Paints a perfect picture of a War ongoing. Perfect and will-shattering. -T


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