The survivor’s plea #etheree and #prose

When the soul battles each day to survive, A slip into darkness may seem inevitable, The numbness of relinquishing morals, And doing whatever it takes to survive. There is a saying amongst the women of Yemen, “Death will come tomorrow.” And accepting this frees many from what is beyond their control. In a place where…

Child in need

Lost forsaken twins Bereaved of loved ones by war Stray, nowhere to go Meals they crave, morsels they get Crying for mother long gone Plagued by pestilence Child born under death’s shadow Never knowing hope Each day his family sleeps Knowing someone will not wake Child in foster care Patronised throughout her life Alone amidst…

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…