Written in memory of my time in Baghdad


Baghdad day

Today was a another glorious day
sunshine and clear skies
and silence all around
- but not for long.

Children play in the street
women do their shopping
men drink coffee in the outside cafes
- but not for long.

A car comes along shouting in arabic
some soldiers drive past
more follow in an armoured column
and then there is a blast.

The air is filled with a flash
then there is the bang
alarms go off everywhere
then there is silence.

Today was another glorious day
sunshine and clear skies
and silence all around
- but not for long.




Poetry by Sebastian Lea
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Written on 2006-09-14 at 13:32

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