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Under The Rubble

From under the rubble, the wild sage rises
and finds a path leading to the sun.
On a slab of twisted concrete sits a young mother,
Her breast exposed to the light.
A baby hungrily ravishes her nipple,
Drops of milk drip from his mouth.

Their bulldozers appear in the horizon,
as they thunder toward an olive grove.
When they’re done, the land is flat,
And small unripe olives are mixed with the soil.

The screams of a man fill the air,
as thirty bullets riddle his flesh.
His blood waters the olives,
And trickles down under the dirt.

From under the rubble, they pull the remains
of boys who have fathers.
Young women wail. Old men sob.
Grandmothers weep and yank their hair.

The living count their dead.
The dead no longer bother.
The rise of each day is like a game of Russian Roulette.
Will a son tomorrow lose his father?


Matilda Moyo's picture


Your poetry is very vivid. I just saw myself in a war zone. My, you're brilliant!

JMKELLAM's picture

Thank you for sharing!

Your poetry is wonderfully descriptive. Beautiful!

Your new fan,


MunaHamzeh's picture

RE: Thank you for sharing

Thank you for your words Jenna. I am feeling encouraged to write more. I had stopped for a long time. It was burn out I guess.
But now I am feeling hopeful again and I appreciate your support.

M Ham

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