My marrow

My marrow mourns the broken bones
I see in harrowed eyes from those who’ve
fled the barrel bombs, the bloodshed and
the tear of air from retribution and revenge.

At night I hear the scream from rapes,
the wail of widows and from the soil
the fumes of fratricide and
shell shocked children rise.

But you grow numb with time,
you lock your door
you shut your eyes and hope
for someone else to save our sparrow souls.

My marrow mourns…

10 gr, 15 yrs, Bones

Margaret gives us children’s picture for the prompt today at toads. I loved the the picture of bones. I am on a quest to finish with 30 poems in April and this number 24.

23 responses to “My marrow

  1. Oh my, this is so sorrowful. Such strength of emotion in your words. “You shut your eyes and hope” sometimes we must – or die from it.

  2. This is just fabulous, Bjorn! I love the opening line and the internal rhyme of marrow and harrowed, the way they echo throughout the first stanza, and how the rhyme is picked up again in ‘sparrow souls’.

  3. a very touching piece…But you grow numb with time,
    you lock your door
    you shut your eyes and hope
    for someone else to save our sparrow souls.
    how true…

  4. This is a guttural response to the insanity of what the world has become. Who can be blamed for wanting to turn away from the carnage?

  5. Very powerful piece Bjorn. The internal rhymes work well and help to carry one through this poem. It seems we humans always look to someone else to save us. We shut the door on all the sorrow.

  6. “My marrow mourns the broken bones
    I see in harrowed eyes from those who’ve
    fled the barrel bombs, the bloodshed and
    the tear of air from retribution and revenge.”

    Oh, the haunting imagery and evocative alliteration in this opening stanza alone, Bjorn! Wonderful write!

  7. Telling it like it is for some, really hard, tough to stay alive. Good on your #24, this weekend you can catch up. I’m staying with it, #27 tonight.
    ..

  8. It truly horrifies me to think we grow numb to such violence… therefore becoming part of the problem!

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