The Epitaph Bridge – 26 journeys’


The Armory Tour Part 1

NaPoWriMo Day 1 – 

Apple of our eyes, stay forever sweet

Born to be a poem, your rhyming thirteen years

Ceremonial colors in life, death richer red

Dancing footsteps tiny free, glide across sky’s now

Even today she waits, warm bun in hand

Freedom is now yours, you smile toothless

Greeted by bullets, my womb became your casket

Hope you are somewhere kind, you deserved not dread

Imminent scholar boy, your books will wait your turn

Just your little finger clasp, keeps me alive

Keep your friends company, sing aloud in unison

Lofty goals did not save my child, I cannot forgive

Monstrous wails of your mother, will miss you angel

Never lose your crayons, draw a clear blue sky son

Only yesterday I bought you a kite, I buried it today

Put your head to the pillow, you deserve rest

Quote to The God up there, the hymn of a butterfly

Refugee child you went to the sea, the Arc set you free

Stringing snipers bombs, was not how I planned your life

Theater to the world’s script, you acted your part with a smile

Under a starless sky, I will look at you my pole star

Veins overflow with terror, she still sings you a lullaby

Wiki returns blood in response, Syria your children we mourn

X ray films show a dark shadow, your tiny bones are already ash

You never learned to call me Baba, we taught you syllables of war

Zaara, you barely blossomed, the earth needed your scent

Published by Kashiana

I am a management professional by job classification and a work practitioner by personal preference. One poetry collection - Shelling Peanuts and Stringing Words and a chapbook, Crushed Anthills. Always gathering poems, and letting them marinate and change shape and form.

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