For Ineza #crimea #poetry #ukraine


storms end

Ineza you are now 14

somewhere between child and woman

we wished for you better things

brilliant you were so young

so close to being lost in life’s storm

the answers were so hard at six

he in prison

she buried with her Vodka

you grasped at the life-giving prism

so close to being lost in life’s storm

your home some country’s loot

once beautiful green and blue

trampled under boot

did they ever think of you?

so close to being lost in life’s storm

reach out your hand

before it’s too late

pull her toward safety

do not bring disaster as her fate

she is too close to being lost in life’s storm

Today’s prompt at Poet’s United is foresight / prescience aka a glimpse into the future. Ineza was a student of mine in Crimea. If I could have brought her to my country, I would have for she had already endured too much. I have no desire to look into her future for it too closely is united to Crimea;s fate.

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24 thoughts on “For Ineza #crimea #poetry #ukraine

  1. O! Being lost in such a storm is all too possible. The repetition of that line is haunting. Will the hand reach out? In time? I think that is the helping hand, not her, yes? And she, I see, as all the youth orphaned by the storm. Thank you for taking part!

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  2. Leslie, this poem is so beautiful it breaks my heart. Now that there is a war, do you think she might be able to come as a refugee of war? Truly this poem puts a human face on what war does to the children in its path. I watched The Book Thief last night on this same topic. Beautifully and heartrendingly written, my friend. May she somehow come through this and on to better things. Her life has already been unbearably harsh.

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  3. It is most unfortunate to be in such a situation. It is more or less being alone with so many challenges and constraints to strike a chance at good living! Nicely moondustwriter!

    Hank

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