Eugene Levich


The Yazidi Woman's Dream - Poem by Eugene Levich

Nightmares-
Night-mares,
Night-stallions,
Night-geldings-
Horses of the Apocalypse

Coursing through a mother's dreams
In the black terror of the night.
Warhorses
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.


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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