Poems and Phantasms

Posts tagged ‘injustice’

Enduring the River

the soul bleeds against stony edges of

injustice, churning up

memories better left to settle

 

except bubbling up also

from fathomless depths, hope

irrepressible, clearing the way

to the surface and sun

 

see now, carp of joy

bounding upstream

red and golden

 

back to the source

 

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Does it help?

 

We kept vigil with you when we heard

For who could sleep with heart shards in the air?

The static explodes, screaming for your silenced ones

 

Unfamiliar names, unfinished stories

Reckoned into the past unwillingly

 

We imagine your pain

We count our blessings

We say we want answers, revenge or justice

But what is there to hold onto except grief and forgiveness?

 

Every belief a banshee, we try to pray with you

Cursing and beseeching the world and its gods

Does it help?

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