Lest We Forget

A more serious post today. Yesterday I went to a protest against the atrocities taking place in Gaza with even greater force than usual. It was a bittersweet event: sweet because thousands of kindred souls, just as angry and pained with the situation rose up and came together, bitter because it is apparently still very much necessary after all this time. The poem below is an attempt to put my feelings on the matter, what goes through my mind, into words. I do not intend for a political battlefield here, so whatever your thoughts on the matter: feel free to comment if you wish, but please remain respectful. Thank you.

Lest We Forget
An unending storm
Raging thunder heralding
Burning metal rain

Three, four, five-hundred
Rising still into the sky
Like the smoke and flames

Haunting images
Bodies lie burned, broken, still
A deserted beach

Blameless, extinguished
Thirteen years young, eight years, five…
One-and-a-half month…

Straight-faced and fork-tongued
Horrors of times long past by
Are now justified

Yet suits stay silent
Only express their, worry
Simply urge, restraint

Emotions whirling
Sadness, anger, disbelief
Look around for hope

Not giving up now
Stand up, eyes open, fist raised
Firmly marching on

Lest we forget once again…

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Ever since a group of shoes held a birthday party a long, long time ago (though in a galaxy not that far away) a little boy’s appreciation for creation was born. And so, throughout the following years shoes partied, a dinosaur travelled through time, oddly shaped football players went on adventures, a young wanderer became a knight, a comedian rose to godhood, Jedi fought an evil empire, a war between cyborg warlords and human-insect hybrids engulfed the world… The boy had learned how with only words on paper (and from times to time a few pictures) he was able to bring people, places, even entire worlds to life. By now that little boy has reached almost the third decade of his life and his love for telling stories has not ceased. And finally, long after he had planned to, he has decided to share these stories with the world. Whether you are a new or already familiar face: welcome to this little archive of mine! This is a place where I will, finally, actually be sharing my writing with others. It will feature pretty much anything I feel like sharing, both old and new stories, fan-fiction and original content, and probably some non-fiction added in at times. So, if you like reading, writing, stories (or me ^_~), drop by, drop a comment (I can’t promise I’ll get back to you quickly, since I’m horrible at that, but I’ll do my best) and, drop it like it’s hot. … Sorry… ^_^; In any case, I hope you’ll enjoy yourself and I look forward to seeing you around!

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2 comments on “Lest We Forget
  1. […] grey morality and a socio-political commentary. Perhaps that story will be told at some point, but recent events have urged me to prioritize taking the setting and turn it into a different […]

  2. […] pretty thorough research, something I’ll be needing if I’m to properly incorporate the recent issues that will be at the centre of the story and their background. Furthermore I’ll be looking how […]

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Who? Just your average descendant of two sea-faring peoples, recently graduated anthropology Master and aspiring author with a life-long passion for writing.

What? Uhm, human. I think... Also a bit crazy, but in a good way. I think...

Where? A land under the sea, far, far away. Occasionally with my head in the clouds.

Why? Trying to get both my work and my love for writing out there, sharing them with others and getting in touch with fellow writers, artists and other like-minded people.

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