Street Martyrs

Reads: 261  | Likes: 0  | Shelves: 0  | Comments: 2

More Details
Status: Finished  |  Genre: Historical Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic
A passionate piece dedicated to those who fight for what they believe in.

Submitted: April 24, 2011

A A A | A A A

Submitted: April 24, 2011

A A A

A A A


Street Martyrs

War in the street.
Faces marred by defeat
Crying, yet they’re fighting;
still kicking and biting.
Where is the truth
they’re refusing?
Can’t you see
humanity is losing?

Sapphires seeking retribution;
today’s victims of persecution.
Battle for amnesty.
Road blocked by futility.
Just another excuse
for senseless brutality.

The many are the few voices allowed.
Martyrs paving ways
brave and proud.
Risking their lives
for the benefit of future generations.
Placing themselves on shelves
for the sake of their children’s salvation.

Today they fall;
bludgeoned again in defeat.
Yet there’s a brighter tomorrow,
for this bloodshed
today, in the street.

~JSLambert
© 2011 JSL


© Copyright 2019 JS Lambert. All rights reserved.

Add Your Comments:

Comments

More Historical Fiction Poems