Her Name is Crimea #Ukraine #poetry


flag

a yellowed, antique lace veil

shivers in the breeze

once worn by her babushka

she fingers the edges lovingly

grateful her once blue eyes

now opaque having seen too much

*

ancient green fields waved

once welcoming mariners

adventurers from distant lands

now scarred and impotent

 battleships crouch as lions

poised, ready for action

*

limp and lifeless flag

tattered blue and yellow

 an emblem of a scourged, reclaimed land

freed from cold, iron curtains

no breeze left to breathe into life

red machinations alone stir the air

Ukrainian Flag is an image I found on Andrey Bondarchuks’s facebook page. by Kaska Szapska.

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9 thoughts on “Her Name is Crimea #Ukraine #poetry

  1. Very … what? – touching? evocative? attention-grabbing?
    All of those, but there is a word I want that’s gone out of my senile brain. I’ll wake up in three days and remember it. 😦

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