Poetry Blogs (2017, genocide)
Our peacock-angel faces shine
In this fierce Mesopotamian sun:
We survived the Byzantines: the Greeks.
Assyrian Christians became our friends.
We traded with the Jews of Nineveh and saw
The Ottomans rise and fall.
We are the Êzidî, our first year was 4,750 years before
The crucifixion in Jerusalem.
Some say we have been here forever, like the sun.
We pray to Holy Be...
Wednesday 6th December 2017 11:43 pm
This stick named Outrage
Is what stirs the masses
Rousing them in anger
Rail against injustices
Wolves in Yellowstones
Gangs in L.A.
Genocide in Africa
Trouble in Latvia, or
Slums in Mumbai.
And while anger is better than fear
This focus remains on the problems
And so the problems remain.
How then to drop that stick,
And let our focus be guided
To set our sails instead
Saturday 31st December 2016 7:51 am
In the days of war and Nazi conquest
Deep in the heart of the Third Reich
Was a man so cold and ruthless
That the fuhrer proclaimed had a heart of Iron
Hangman Heydrich ruled a nation
Of several million innocent Czechs
Controlling them with an Iron grip
Signs of resistance spelled their death
Himmlers deputy performed with efficiency
The darker pa...
Tuesday 15th October 2013 5:06 am
A rain of death is falling in Ramses Square
There's something perceptively evil in the air
Perhaps it's the word Moslem
That excuses the eagle from treating them less like men
I saw him, unarmed pleading hands outstretched in front of the tank
The rifle raised these bastards are not firing blanks
What code, what right is invoked that separates crime from state
Sunday 18th August 2013 7:38 pm
the hindu kush
mountains of the moon
and the valleys where we lived
with the fairies and the spirits of the wood
we bred the shen - the bravest of the horse tribe -
and grew the scented root - the Yu-kin -
we had our coins - copper, silver, gold -
and our open-faced beautiful women
they dressed so colourfully in furs and wool
loved as they wished...
Monday 30th July 2012 8:37 pm
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