Sunday, 27 May 2012

32

32 girls and boys,
bodies racked,
wait for heaven
in linear poise
beneath the flack,
their souls intact.

32 girls and boys,
a UN fact,
left this world
amid the noise
of a cheapjack,
broken pact.

(In memory of the 32 children, under 10 years old, who lost their lives in Houla)

4 comments:

  1. Dear Martin,
    I could barely stop the tears from flowing as I read accounts of this tragedy.

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  2. Yes. Their souls are intact, despite the brutality. Thank you, Martin, for putting words to something which is unspeakable.

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  3. Horrible. Horrifying. And, I'm sure, especially poignant to you when you think of you granddaughters.

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  4. So hard to think about - the horrors of it all!

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