Marius Silverstone

Rookie (1976 / Szczytno, Poland)

Why? - Poem by Marius Silverstone

I opened my eyes
and saw
fear
blood
war
combat aircraft
a person
a cemetery
a pregnant woman
a huge tree in bloom
a crashed car
a smiling old man
anger
jealousy
ripe pears
faces of parents on their son's wedding
an electric chair
I sighed,
and the angel, who, for all those past years
walked two steps behind me,
said quietly:
I would tell you why, but you can not understand it now...


Comments about Why? by Marius Silverstone

  • Naseer Ahmed Nasir (3/14/2009 11:26:00 PM)

    An innocent and spontaneous question but the answer could be very bitter and painful. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, March 14, 2009

Poem Edited: Wednesday, April 14, 2010


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