The Price of War #haibun

Colleen’s weekly challenge

Hope wonders alone
A tiny speck overlooked
Innocence besieged

She trudges along shores of despondency
Across a skyline of death and destruction
Where atrocious bombs fall like hail amidst the pelting rain of bullets
And the waters lap at her feet, stained red with the blood of her kin
She clings onto the promise of a father’s return.
A promise that wreaks of betrayal
She is born to this world
Paying the price for the crimes of a few
Forever burdened by the scars of yesterday

Bred by war
Never knowing peace
Evil’s child

He hides and watches
But dread still filters into his soul
And death corrupts his spirit
The inhuman acts he sees douse all humanity within
He is born to this world
Fed by treachery and raised by duplicity
Forever carrying the burdens of yesterday

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The price of war.

Love is our best remedy for the wounds and scars inflicted, both mental and physical.

Let us find ways to extend love to those displaced and affected by war. Even a little bit can change a child’s outlook on life.

34 Comments Add yours

  1. Your words rip the heart Jude. So much pain and suffering it carries. The price of war is too high to pay. May peace and love envelope humanity ❤️

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    1. judeitakali says:

      I was watching a documentary of current Syria and made a note to write a little on it. It really moved me and Im glad this has moved you too

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  2. Sadje says:

    Heartbreaking poem.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      I just hope it reminds us to love a little more. Thank you Sadje 💛

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome! I hope so too.

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  3. Elizabeth says:

    It’s a tough poem, it really pulls us back to reality! Well done!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      I was really touched by a documentary I watched, I had to try and express what I felt

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  4. Jude, your words brought me to tears. These are powerful thoughts much needed in our world today. Bravo! ❤

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Colleen, I’m glad this moved you❤️🌼

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      1. With what is happening in the world today. This was a timely message, Jude. ❤

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      2. judeitakali says:

        ❤️❤️💜🌼

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  5. memadtwo says:

    Wise words Jude. We must not forget our children, who suffer from the mistakes of all the adults around them. We owe them better. (K)

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Very much so K, thank you 💜🌼

      Liked by 1 person

  6. Aanchal says:

    Really moved by this and the images you chose 💔 raw and powerful❤

    Liked by 2 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Aanchal, I’m glad this has touched you 😌

      Liked by 1 person

  7. PoojaG says:

    Love can truly change the world!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Yes indeed it can

      Liked by 1 person

  8. Pallavi says:

    This is a heart wrenching piece. Wars are paying a price of yesterday while sacrificing the gems of today.

    Liked by 3 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      A very bitter price

      Like

  9. Jules says:

    Children are resilient an can adapt well to love.
    May all children be reunited with the concepts of love, hope and compassion.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      🙏🏾🙏🙏🏻

      Liked by 1 person

  10. Rida J says:

    Even the smallest acts of kindness can change the heart of others. Great one again !

    Liked by 2 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Rida, I’m glad you like this

      Like

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