"I am hearing poetry when awake, dreaming poetry when asleep, breathing poetry with each breath, I am living in a poem."

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Last Words

My last words….

I saw a miracle born
from the womb of war,
desperate hands rescuing
a child from the dust of anger.

I heard a baby cry for peace.

©Susie Clevenger 2015

NaPoWriMo ~ Day 30

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Isadora Gruye said...

that finishing line is powerful indeed. Thanks for posting and viva la!!!

Björn Rudberg said...

I hope one day that cry will help, There is hope in blackness,

Sanaa Rizvi said...

A captivating poem..!
Congratulations on making it through Napowrimo :D

Lots of love

Debi Swim said...

That last line is heart-wrenching. I hope so, too.

grapeling said...

ah, Susie. 'from the mouths of babes'... ~

Ella said...

Hope lives and cries in the worst places~ I love this one and all your monthly blooms!

Other Mary said...

You remind us of what's most important. Hope and peace. These are such well choen last words. Congrats on a stellar 30/30. Susie!

Kerry O'Connor said...

Phew! Susie, your message carries the most weight of all those I have read.

Congratulations on your amazing achievement of 30 poems in 30 days. I so enjoyed the opportunity to read your work each day.

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Wonderful to go out on a miracle!

Helen said...

'I heard a baby cry for peace' ~ my heart skipped a beat.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Yes, the baby crying for peace is absolutely perfect.

Ron. said...

Let that cry be heard!

Outlawyer said...

Hey Susie, we can only hope. In the meantime thanks for your voice and inspiration. You are terrific - and much appreciated. K.

Jim said...

Short and telling, Susie. Both are heart wrenching for those WITH a heart.
Congratulations on your NaPoWriMo ~ Day 30. What now? You won't rest, I know.
We have been in Branson, MO, all week (home now, tonight) doing tourist things. Finding time to write was hard, I didn't get all comments returned yet.
And todays, I thought about it all morning and afternoon, then before dinner I wrote my daytime musings in 20 minutes and posted. Not super (most never are), but it fit the prompt.

Marian said...

Babies... that news item was incredible. I heard yesterday that a teenager was somehow pulled out. Wow.
Keep singing, Susie! xo

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