Martyrdom

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Praying woman hands

Admiration for those who bade our fate survive; filled
our hearts withΒ hope than prayers of ice.Β 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 Replies to “Martyrdom”

  1. 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. 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. “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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