Touching my skin the sky sheds both tears
as world around me is punctuated by ash.
We are never able to forget, not really anyway
tell me what would you do
if you woke up one morning to find everything that you ever loved was below
Tell me what use is prejudice
if a child is left mourning in the heat of the midday sun?
when I say pain has no definition when it comes to bearing a casket.
Drowning is quiet
as mind digests and slips further and further
into the darkness,
how many more lives until we realize hatred is not the answer?
I encapsulate a world filled with nothing
a future where even the wind knows not its name,
we step up and strive together to bring about a change
Look into my eyes
can you see fresh hurt welling up inside?
Feel the pounding of my heart
can you feel its longing for balance and justice?
come let us offer a prayer as fluid as rain,
until twilight revokes the return of bitterness of hours before
somebody once asked me, “why do you care so much?”
To this I am replying with a poem
I found out what it’s like to be without hope a long time ago.
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Posted for Tuesday Platform @ Real Toads
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