Aerial bombing

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Memoir  |  House: Booksie Classic

(It is always about that war):

Beyond mothers embracing goodbye

Following the mealtime morning fry

There was a profound sundown high

Their light struck the cloud and sky

*

They heard a horrifying plane sound

Hitting children on the zonal ground

They didn’t see as their time elapsed

And the moments were soon passed

*

Fathers stared at the children in pity

scattered by the bombing on the city

Not in solo martyred cute and pretty

How to fill a shadow when left empty

*

Their souls captured a reddish colour

A condole way was a mournful terror

A cluster departing the land of never

On their mode up dismantled forever

 

*Image from Photo by Abdulaziz KETAZ / AFP)


Submitted: December 12, 2021

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