Fire encases melting heat
Through deserted countryside
Hiding beneath the trees, breath in ragged gasps -
In the dark heavens overhead, tiny 'stars'
When Faith turns fanatic,
When mind, like a sponge soaked in dogma,
When the lure of money overrides,
When reason is hoodwinked
all of seven,
sat against a blown up tank
and wished her younger brother Rahim
I read and read and read and read,
and hope to remember the important things.
I hope and pray to be soon freed
From the horrors these unspeakables bring.
Beauty does not walk through lovely days.
Beauty walks with horror in her hair.
Down long centuries of pleasant ways
Oh my eyes, the atrocities I see!
Humans destroying humans,
Religions extinguishing religions,
Brothers endangering sisters,
The wind laments
The birds twitter in a hush
Mourning the last nights event
Burnt lawns that were lush