eyes open & flesh silenced to seed
ready to plant in dry sand
to bloom ashes later

i am no prophet
& am not consulting one
but already i taste
that stinging harvest

bodies cast like runes
spill on the floor
to spell only one word

& that is not hope

About Susan L Daniels

I am a firm believer that politics are personal, that faith is expressed through action, and that life is something that must be loved and lived authentically--or why bother with any of it?
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26 Responses to gaza

  1. “And that word is not hope” – that’s a kicker of a line Susan. Impressed.

  2. ruleofstupid says:

    This feels as if it may be the fruit of the cherry, as it were?

  3. franzad says:

    i am in many ways engaged in this whole situation and cried heavily over your words, thanks for sharing..

  4. doncarroll says:

    very strong. that whole thing over there is just not human at all !!

  5. johncoyote says:

    Poor woman and children pay for the sin of war. Guns and bullets have no conscious. I saw the videos and photos of the slaughter. Old cities are being destroyed. I pray and hope the violence stop. If it don’t. More countries will get involved. Israel want the land and do not care how many died to get it. This is scary.

  6. nelle says:

    I get quite ornery over Palestine and Israel. Peace is a product of will, within reach of anyone who truly has it pure in their heart. These blood feuds that cast their shadow across decades now accumulating into a century, sigh. Their ancestors got along, that is until Europe stuck it’s greedy hands in the region and upset so much.

    It’s been all downhill, what with each side thinking it can boot the other into the sea and exist free of them, such bullshit. That is your homes, both. It will be what you make of it together. Begin to build your common markets and pool your resources as other regions do, make it thrive, and give hope to all.

    No, that won’t do. Much better to kill and maim and build the mountain of hate yet higher, that grand monument to ultimate stupidity.

  7. let’s talk punctuation sometime. poetry and punctuation boggles my mind. I am forever confused by it…. i see you sometimes do and other times don’t.

  8. jeglatter says:

    Susan, 🙂 oh, i can feel the effect of practice, the evolution toward perfection, authenticity.:) glad i came back to read today.:) beautiful!

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