the door will not close…

the door will not close

war’s
icy breath
chills down
to the soul
we have fallen
beneath
the frozen lake
of war
our clothing
of peace
is soaked
in a child’s blood
now
rigid
against
our flesh
as
hard
as
a devil’s armor
our
eyes for humanity
are frozen in place
by
frigid words
of
fear
and
denial of cruelty
so
we stare ahead
to
a shoreline
of promises
made by
blind men
who
neither
see
nor
feel
the wintry fingers
of
death
for
they warm
themselves
beside
the fire
of greed
all the time
proclaiming
they are
promoting
god’s
creed
but
when
did any god
offer
less
than
what
was
given

3 thoughts on “the door will not close…

  1. “This is for Paris, and Beirut, and Kenya, and Charleston, and so many others; for countless innocent people devastated by terrorism- which is just a word for organized hatred and inhumanity. We have to keep seeing the world in shades of rose- we have to keep hoping for peace and working for change and believing that with our art, our love, our knowledge, and most of all, our empathy and understanding for our fellow human beings, we can make a difference.”

    — Rhiannon Giddens Published on Nov 18, 2015

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