booms and bangs

boom!
crumbles the church the city prayed.

bang!
rings the house of an old friend.

boom!
explodes a truck, bodies sprayed.

bang!
runs peace, hope, in a rushed parade.

between the booms, bangs
i plead above
let this bad dream be
cursed and damned.

This is a fictional poem inspired by the still unending war in Marawi, the only Islamic city in the Philippines. I can never fathom the reasons of these groups in killing not just lives but the hopes, the future of the children left clueless and helpless in the middle of this war. May peace blossom again in this corner of my country.

08.15.2017
©2017 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer. All Rights Reserved.
Photo via Unsplash

In response to Quadrille #38 by whimsygizmo.

Today, I want us to DREAM together.

48 thoughts on “booms and bangs”

  1. Amen to that Rose….we have been hunted and terrorized by the war for almost three months now…intelligence reports showed some of them has already tried to set foot in some parts of the country…keep safe and let us always pray..

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  2. Amazing piece. You’ve captured people’s emotions perfectly well. My heart bleeds every time I see on the news the unending war in Marawi :(. I hope it all ends soon. I may be overseas but I still love my country and wish peace and happiness for it ❤

    Btw, I would like to let you know that I nominated you for a Real Neat Blog Award! If it interest you, here's the link https://jodiepages.wordpress.com/2017/08/02/real-neat-blog-award/. Take your time and I respect whatever decision you make for participating or not. But please know that I love love love reading your blog!

    Thanks!

    Jodie ❤

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