though their obituaries are wordless
poetry shall be recited by angels
at the tiny graves of
whose only fault was
they happen to be born
on the other side of the wall
This poem is about the children of Gaza and a reminder of the people suffering oppression and injustice. At the same time, I urge you to be persistently aware of the many atrocities against humanity all over the world, regardless of religion, race, tribe, gender, location and speak up …. however loud or soft your voice is, I strongly believe it shall be heard.
“injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere” ~ Martin Luther King
13 thoughts on “wordless poetry”
An angel did compose poetry for them in this case… An empathetic soul in a cruel cosmos… While I also feel helpless about this and other similar situations, the best I can do is offer my prayers… The reminder to be thankful for the safety of my children is also very welcome!
May He protect and bless your children always.
and never underestimate the power of prayers
“and before you pray for yourself, pray for others” ~ Imam Ali
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Ameen. Thank you very much :-)
Instinctively at the third line I knew the subject of the poem. Well written.
Thanks Mike. No words, or rather, very few words were indeed necessary to drive my point home.
Awesome message dear sister…God bless!
Thanks Wendell…need all the blessings I can get!
Thank you for remembering the war in Gaza… it is a constant reminder of the unfairness of life and the need for kindness.
A poem I penned about the brave mothers of Gaza.
Take care, and may your words reach a million hearts today on the occasion of Eid.
Those are beautiful wishes, thank you! I read your poem, the situation has not changed sadly, only become worse. But keep spreading the message and awareness through the beauty of your words.
Thank you for this wonderful poem. This is a beautifully powerful prayer.
All good wishes,
Thank you Robert. Most of us can do very little except offer prayer.
Sonya it is a very beautiful poem reminding everyone of the atrocities against innocent children,yes you are right their only crime is they happened to be born on the other side of the wall.
Thanks for your wonderful thoughts Ranu. May we all never forget.