Stephen Pennell


Aylans Journey - Poem by Stephen Pennell

An Ocean filled with children's tears
who's crashing waves muffles the cry s of a desperate mother
looking for salvation just beyond the seas horizon

Yet to far to save you Aylan as the world passes you by.
Just a headline on a throw away newspaper
A politicians conscience awakened just for a day.

Weep not at the picture, Weep for the cause.
All this destruction just for freedoms hope.
Or is it your imaginary friends greatness that drove you from your land
Oh weep little children. his god commands.

The 1st world plays golf and watch s the news
The poor and the desperate board a boat for a coffin shaped cruise
not for mere money but genuine hope
that somewhere over the horizon
there's a a land free from the bombing,
Free from the fear,

Aylan didn't make it to this utopian land.
Time to stop the slaughter and give a helping hand.

Topic(s) of this poem: children, escape, politics, war


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Well just watching that news I mention in the poem and to see that little lad washed on a beach heart breaking yet people will not help

Comments about Aylans Journey by Stephen Pennell

  • Fabrizio Frosini (2/4/2016 5:24:00 PM)


    as Kelly wrote, in the box below, this is a poignant poem.
    Our next editorial project is about INEQUALITY as it is described in OXFAM Report (Jan 18,2016) .
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  • Kelly Kurt (9/7/2015 6:07:00 PM)


    A poignant piece, Stephen. Thanks for posting (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, September 7, 2015

Poem Edited: Tuesday, September 8, 2015


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