Tears Falling From the Sky

We wonder what makes him weep

When his sacred tears drop on us

as he flies in the skies of Earth

 

We wonder about the stigmas on his wings

While we feel the warmth of his tears on our shoulders

 

It is the tyranny of a leader that scars his wings

and the brutally tormented followers

It is but the wickedness of the domino effect

That started in the land surrounded

by the Mediterranean Sea in the North and East

 

It is the army that kills the citizens

rather than protect them

And scars the beauty of women

rather than defend their honor

 

It is the countless sleepless nights

of the insomniacs who do not sleep

but stay awake, wishing for a better tomorrow

 

We wonder what makes a delicate dove weep

while he watches us, resting on a mountain peak

 

He remembers the dignity of noble rulers

which has now vanished into ashes

that lie beneath the bodies they had to pay

for a better tomorrow

 

We wonder what makes him weep

When his soft tears drop on us

Hoping to defrost our iced hearts

To remember unity

And leave the monstrous powers behind

 

We still wonder what makes the dove of peace weep

While he flies away, far away from us

With his spectacular white wings

© 2011 ALIA SULTAN

9 Comments

  1. “We wonder what makes him weep

    When his soft tears drop on us

    Hoping to defrost our iced hearts

    To remember unity

    And neglect the monstrous powers”

    Reminds me of Kafka’s quote that I used for one of my articles. 🙂 … Franz Kafka: “A book must be the axe for the frozen sea within us.”

    Awesome work, Alia. iLike 🙂 I like the repetition of the phrase “we wonder” … if adds rhythm and emphasis to your poem!

    Keep it up! 🙂

    Cheers,

    1. Thank you Elyas.
      As you told me to have some free time to write, even with all the college hassle, I did. And I’ll post a short story soon ! I hope you’ll like it 🙂

  2. Seriously powerful poem.

    “He remembers the dignity of noble rulers

    which has now vanished into ashes

    that lie beneath the bodies they had to pay

    for a better tomorrow

    We wonder what makes him weep

    When his soft tears drop on us

    Hoping to defrost our iced hearts

    To remember unity

    And leave the monstrous powers behind”

    I especially love those two stanzas.

  3. Powerful write. Really good imagery and overall feel. There is a lot to be said for this piece. While at first it started in one tone, it quickly transformed and took on a new wider focus and can be reinvented based on the reader’s mood. very nice

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