Doug Stewart


Mourning, Marchons - Poem by Doug Stewart

Arms they hid beneath their cloaks,
Intent beneath facades of peace,
And fixed their paths toward Montrouge,
A concert, and 130 dead Parisians, a City
Mourning, Marchons.

The City of Light knew then its friends, they
Rallied from the clovered corners of the planet,
The tears of auld allies and former colonies glisten,
Late enemies stood next to Marianne, hands clasped in
Mourning, Marchons.

Current adversaries promise support, old friends
Pledge support and, as 50 years ago, is Paris Burning?
NO! The City of Light lifts her torch, Marianne sings,
Her standards of law and justice remain the same. Even in
Mourning, Marchons!

Topic(s) of this poem: tragic, tribute

Form: Blank Verse


Poet's Notes about The Poem

November 14,2015 Paris

Comments about Mourning, Marchons by Doug Stewart

  • Fabrizio Frosini (4/24/2016 6:34:00 AM)


    Doug passed away in mid April 2016

    ~*~
    In memory of Douglas R. Stewart, poet and friend.
    An active member in this group of poets from 47
    countries, worldwide, he will be missed, but
    his poetry will keep him alive in our hearts.
    «Mourning, Marchons! »
    ~*~

    -dedication to Doug in the Anthology book ''Poets against Inequality'' (published April 2016 - a few days after Doug's demise)
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  • Fabrizio Frosini (1/15/2016 6:25:00 PM)


    hi Doug! ;)
    btw..132 downloads so far..
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  • Fabrizio Frosini (1/15/2016 6:24:00 PM)


    ***********************************
    'POETRY AGAINST TERROR'

    THE POEMS:

    ~*~

    Sayeed Abubakar: A Broom’s Prayer to God against Terrorism
    Alexandro Acevedo Johns: The Cost of Terror and the Two Chilean Women
    Saadat Tahir Ali: Smeared in Blood
    Paul Amrod: Crusader in Black
    Leah Ayliffe: Lions
    Khaoula Basty: Belief
    Lawrence Beck: Slipping Away from Decadence
    Daniel J. Brick: A Dance
    Sophy Chen: Faced With Terrorism, Poetry is Nothing's Nothing
    Terence George Craddock, Terrorism Holds a Bloody Knife At Innocent Throats
    Sahra Hussein Dahir: Save the Humanity
    Driss Ezzireg: They're Just Kids Havin' Some Fun
    Geoffrey Fafard: Face Down in the Sand
    Weiyao Feng: The Flame of Paris
    Grant Fraser: Lighthouse
    Fabrizio Frosini: Blood Rain
    Negar Gorji: Terror in Swan Lake
    Bright Kwamina Grantson: The Error of Terror
    Dilantha Gunawardana: Chess
    Nosheen Irfan: The Fatal Moment
    Galina Italyanskaya: Terror is a Synonym of Fear
    Afrooz Jafarinoor: The Growth of a Word
    Farzad Jahanbani: My Heart is in Torment
    Vincent Chizoba John: Blood in the street
    Kinyua Karanja: War on Terror
    Sofia Kioroglou: Guns and Bullets
    Varghese Kuncheria: The Earth Bleeds
    Kelly Kurt: Unwritten Remedy (Poets for Peace)
    Lionel Lerch (Cocteau Mot Lotov) : Struggle for Death
    Birgit Bunzel Linder: On the Train
    Tapera Makadho: From Paris with Love
    Kenneth Maswabi: Terror in the Minds of Men
    Denzel Mbatha: With Wounded Lips..
    Mallika Menon: A Cry for Peace
    Leloudia Migdali: Cries of Pain, Bodies Scattered
    Asoke Kumar Mitra: The Heartbreak that is Terrorism
    Zoran Mitrović (Neran Sati) : Prime Lines
    Istvan Molnar: No Mercy
    Souren Mondal: Red Ashes of War
    Anitah Muwanguzi: My Life for Hers
    Bharati Nayak: Mourning The Death of Innocent Flowers
    Valsa George Nedumthallil: Down with Terrorism
    Srijana Neupane (KC) : We Humans?
    Eunice Barbara C. Novio: The Crescent Moon
    Fatima Obaid: Terrorism
    Marcondes Pereira: Stanzas of Sadness (A Sonnet)
    Sajee Rayaroth: There Will Be Tomorrow..
    Marianne Larsen Reninger: Cell Theory
    Terry Robinson (HE George) : And The Writing's on the Wall
    Rizwan Saleem: Lend Me Your Tears
    Leila Samarrai: Où vas-tu, Seigneur?
    Kirti Sharma: It's been so Many Years..
    Anzelyne Shideshe: Mr Terror
    Osiel Silverino da Silva: Flowers
    Pamela Sinicrope: Habibi
    Petra Soliman: Harmony Along
    Douglas Stewart: Mourning, Marchons
    Udaya R. Tennakoon: A Thunder Terrified Me
    Richard Thézé: We are Charlie, We are Paris
    Savita Tyagi: The Terrorist
    Mai Murphy Venn: The Music Stopped
    Niken Kusuma Wardani: Us and Them
    Snir Yacoby: Might
    Asma Zenjali: A Rude Awakening

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, November 24, 2015



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