Eugene Levich

The Yazidi Woman's Dream - Poem by Eugene Levich

Horses of the Apocalypse

Coursing through a mother's dreams
In the black terror of the night.
Their hooves striking sparks—
Flinging off the stars of the universe

Their sweat-streaked flanks stink of dread
Their nostrils snorting crimson blood
Wild eyes flair in pain -
They gallop through the stench of smoke—
Those clouds dripping cordite rain.

Ghosts and demons bare-backed astride
Plow their spurs into the horses' sides
Swinging whips, scimitars, and maces
Raping when they alight the seven graces.

Topic(s) of this poem: Religion

Poet's Notes about The Poem

This poem was written in horror at the massacre of the Iraqi Yazidi minority on Mt. Sinjar in August,2014.

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, August 16, 2014

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