A Song for Ukraine

I wanted to write a song for Ukraine,

But I gave up almost straight away.

An expert was required, ideally

Someone who would burrow into corners;

Go beneath the surface to smell the soil,

Who would press wounded flesh and procreate

And clasp lost strangers to their belly’s bulge.

But how could I find a person like this?

Advertising? Perhaps. But in real life,

I knew I had to head toward the hills,

And to wait by that unbeatable view

For somebody sitting and reciting

From the pain of a life already done,

And staring, defiant, into madness.


◄ Armageddon

Mykolaiv Zoo ►


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Stephen Gospage

Wed 9th Nov 2022 08:54

Thank you for your kind comment, Pete. And thanks to Tom for liking.

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Pete (edbreathe)

Tue 8th Nov 2022 22:19

Great , really difficult to capture the emotion well done 🙏

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Stephen Gospage

Tue 8th Nov 2022 16:45

Thanks, Tom. Much appreciated. And thanks to Stephen and Helène.

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Tom Harding

Tue 8th Nov 2022 09:40

Thanks Stephen, enjoyed. The hardest thing is wanting to write about something but finding the validity in the voice to form an authentic response.

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Stephen Gospage

Mon 7th Nov 2022 17:00

Thanks to Rose, Adam, K Lynn and Rudyard for your support. I enjoyed writing this one.

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