A Single Tear.

A single tear escapes, it flows down my face

I reach  for peace  but it has gone vanished without a trace.

I cannot bear to watch.  The words assault my ears

The noise, the missiles  skimming past me it heightens  my fears.


Bullets and bombs slice through me.  I fall kicked under foot

I am on  my knees the sword is held to my neck into darkness my hopes shoot.

They are pouring poison into my wounds, burning I am burning

They drive diggers over  me gouging out my guts, all my pleas spurning.


Stop, stop  you are killing me.

I am dying fast, why can’t  you see.

A single tear escapes, it flows down my face

I reach  for peace  but it has gone vanished without a trace.


32 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Let's CUT the Crap!
    Aug 20, 2014 @ 21:13:05

    A war zone I hope neither I or my children or grandchildren ever see.


  2. Lala Rukh
    Aug 20, 2014 @ 21:13:27

    Beautiful…..and sad. Ah the irony of a single tear….


  3. Zara
    Aug 20, 2014 @ 21:51:06

    Truth…hmm…a scary place of reality


  4. Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister
    Aug 21, 2014 @ 01:10:05

    Powerful poem, Willow. I agree about that single tear.


  5. Paul
    Aug 21, 2014 @ 04:45:41

    Well said Willow.


  6. socialbridge
    Aug 21, 2014 @ 08:54:24

    Oh Willow, this brings more than a single tear. I hope your world and the world generally finds peace of heart and mind.


  7. pratheekreddy68
    Aug 22, 2014 @ 03:16:43

    This is really awesome… very very nice… especially “The noise, the missiles skimming past me it heightens my fears.” loved it… hey… this is my blog…. Id be glad if you took a look at it… The noise, the missiles skimming past me it heightens my fears.


  8. globalunison
    Aug 22, 2014 @ 04:38:31

    It’s overwhelming to read it but unfortunately this is the reality of this harsh world!



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