Dilantha Gunawardana


Infinite Black


Amidst the draining black water of sewer lines
And the marching black gold of pipelines
Are pitch black tresses, oiled and delicately-combed
Where henna-lit palms bridge Abraham's children
In a colorblind refugee camp - no barbwire between olive and pale
Yet the gunpowder residue levitates on Nimbus skies
Clouds packed with jet black rain
As innocence play on between walls with charcoal graffiti
Amidst the litter of graphite pencils
As turpentine eyes stare through thick black smog
Where fear reflects on pitch black irises
The darkness of war blanketing a generation of children
Where skull caps and abayas waltz to the same mistral
Torn by war but born to a solitary heritage
As descendents of Adam and Eve

Submitted: Saturday, August 02, 2014

Topic of this poem: war


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War in Palestine

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