Thursday, January 31, 2013

Auschwitz

In memory of those who were inhumanely killed in the name of a perverse ideology.

1

Black smoke rises above,

Corpses burning in ovens.

Wagner is playing.

2

Lost those who survive.

Stripped of any will to live.

The Valkyrie rides.

3

They lost hope in God.

The nightingale sadly sings.

Humankind gone mad?

4

They would be free, yes.

Those who were still alive.

But could they ever be?

5

Humankind forgets

We derive from common roots

Ancestral mothers





Tuesday, January 22, 2013

What of Pain? Haiku Quintet

I

Is life worth living?

When the pain overwhelms sense

When hope fades a way

II

A fire does burn out.

Uncaring for its actions

The life it killed, is dead.

III


Words that mean nothing.

Devoid of form or substance.

Creations of mind.

IV

Ashes to ashes.

Dust to dust Never forever.

Pain is growth. Growth, life.

V

Another day that ends.

A baby born, fading life.

No pain, no renewal...