Jay Alexander

Maidan Square, Kiev 20.2.14 - Poem by Jay Alexander

Maidan Square, Kiev 20.2.14

Beside burning tyres and hellish light,
By ramshackle barricades and spilled blood,
Another torch has been lit,
In peoples’ hearts and minds,
The flame of liberty,
For freedom from tyranny.

Let this be,
The all consuming fire,
Rising from the ashes.

Topic(s) of this poem: politics

Poet's Notes about The Poem

I wrote this poem on 21.2.14 as a knee-jerk reaction to the events that happened in and around Maidan Square on 20.2.14. About 90 people died that day mostly from gunshot wounds, when they were fired on by snipers. Some of you out there will not agree with the sentiments expressed in the poem; I, of course, accept this.

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, April 19, 2014

Poem Edited: Saturday, April 19, 2014

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