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Thursday, November 4, 2010

I saw an angel cry

This was inspired by an anesthetist, a Zimbabwean, who after coming back from his native land has told us the realities of war that savaged his beloved land. Only a blind person cannot see his pain, only those who are deaf will not hear the anguish in his voice.





i saw an angel cry
amidst a land savage by war
dreams are lost and hopes gone
darkness prevail, light never come

where fields were erst a golden feast
now turn to place where battle rage
what was once green now blood spills
the cries of innocents gnaws in pain

at one time was called a brother
today fiercely hunted by the other
existence now weighs upon the shoulder
on a senseless killing of one another

once the children roams the earth
they fill the air with robust zest
not today, it pains to even say
most of them lies in eternal rest

then, the nights were filled with lullabies
and morning brings a joyful time
now, all you see are ghostly towns
gnashing teeth and tortured cries

the golden sun has lost its rays
the majestic moon cries out in vain
when is this madness gonna end
until then...i'll weep with him

by eng

10 comments:

  1. so powerful Esmeralda Odette....my soul is crying here....

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  2. echoing kulasa... only you do justice to such a soulful poem!

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  3. joining Zen and Che Eng, what a powerful poem, touching the deepest emotions.

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  4. What a wonderful photo and words to go along. Good job.

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  5. Sad, isn't it ? I cannot imagine the pain that war brought to families who lost their loved ones. It gives me goosebumps just thinking about it.

    Ohhh I miss your poems ! I remember the "Friendster" days !

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  6. Thank you for sharing this powerful poem that raises awareness of the atrocities of war.

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  7. Eng..what an emotional poem, and it tugs at my heart..Your words are just wonderful and fantastic.

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  8. It reminds me of our civil war, where brothers and cousins fought one another and untold atrocities were committed to free or not free the slaves, (who should have never been slaves to begin with). When people become hell bent to perform wrong there is so much pain left in the wake.

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  9. this is so moving Engtot... reminds me of our trip in The Killing Fields and Tuol Sleng Museum in Cambodia... i saw the ripped clothes of the victims burried on the ground! their skulls thousands of them displayed on the museums! photos of millions of Cambodians victims of the Khmer Rouge!

    we didn't have the courage to click our cameras... i cried Engtot... really hard... :(

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