Martyrdom

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Praying woman hands

Admiration for those who bade our fate survive; filled
our hearts with hope than prayers of ice. May the blood-
shed turn to petals of rose; we lament their loss in rhyme
and prose.

At times we wonder where martyrs be; through morning
skies from marsh to sea. Though best of men have toiled
in the sun; their vows have saved more heads than one.

Fond this wish seemed strange to me;
Which rose and shook this spirit free.

 

 

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Posted for Midweek Motif @ Poets United

40 thoughts on “Martyrdom

  1. Old Egg says:

    Martyrdom is an attempt to right wrongs, to be fair, to relieve oppression, to love each other. We must ensure by such acts that the fair and right way prevails. A fond wish indeed.

  2. Jamztoma says:

    This stanza:

    At times we wonder where martyrs be; through morning
    skies from marsh to sea. Though best of men have toiled
    in the sun; their vows have saved more heads than one.

    really captured my heart. I feel your passion through these lines and it’s all so deep and impressive to me! Thank you.

  3. gillena says:

    “their vows have saved more heads than one.”

    the salvation aspect truly brings home the message of this lament/celebration of martyrs for a just cause

    Thanks for dropping in to read mine Sanaa

    much love…

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