The dawning of a new day


I am standing on this balcony

tonight as the world

explodes

to the

 memory of a man

who

may well have done us all

a favour

had the gods not

intervened.

Below me walk a couple,

not

a young couple,

but a couple just

the same.

They walk slowly and kick leaves

and talk quietly

as all around

the clouds

reflect the city

and the animals

cower,

awaiting

the dawning of

 a new

day.

The couple are in no hurry

and neither am i,

as i watch them

kicking leaves

 silently praying that

they

make it.

Three kids walk past

 in the opposite direction

 all talking at once,

loudly,

 i hope they make it too,

although the odds

are not

good.

My culture has it that

to celebrate the execution

of a bomber,

we should explode smaller

bombs,

 light fires,

and  burn

effigies

of those

who would oppose

the state.

Forgive me for asking

a humble

question…

will you forgive me?

Why thank you,

but

as i stand here alone

with my thoughts,

on this balcony,

watching people

from inside

a

warzone,

i can’t for the

life of me

remember

what

that question

could ever

 possibly have

been.

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3 Responses to “The dawning of a new day”

  1. Michael Watson Says:

    Its been a while missed your tuesday night humour Michael “coming to believe” W

  2. Reblogged this on Echos .

  3. Beautiful read

    Was the question something to do with freedom, or is it all relative?

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