silent words

a grain of sand

a flicker of light

a whispered sigh

in the dead of night

 

a nod of head

the ruffled leaf

a breath of air

in quiet grief

 

lowered flags

burning hills

bending knees

59 kills

 

silent words 

black on white

not enough

to make things right

 

in the heart

of  humanity

pray, lives the flame

of divine mercy





Poetry by Kathy Lockhart The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2017-10-15 at 20:20

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Thomas DeFreitas The PoetBay support member heart!
I'm very glad to have met this poem!
2017-10-30


Jamsbo Rockda The PoetBay support member heart!
This is so powerful. The short lines make it read like a drum roll. Wonderful work.
2017-10-17


shells
Sensitive and serene, it feels so calm, but has such a strong message.
2017-10-16



And I agree with the other comments. You're a
good writer, Kathy. Well done.
2017-10-16


Ashe The PoetBay support member heart!
And, so very good to read your words here again! I have missed you and all of us as well.~
Ashe
2017-10-16


Ashe The PoetBay support member heart!
I feel the impact of injustice in this poem in your own soft but poignant style. Great writing.
~Ashe
2017-10-16


one trick pony The PoetBay support member heart!
So gently written and so true, your final lines, and so distant.

As gently as your words come down the page, they have an absolutely undeniable certainty. I wish everyone could hear your silent words. Maybe then our better selves would shine.

It's good to see you here again. You've been missed.
2017-10-15