Syria

Syrian children

“A screaming comes across the sky. It has happened before, but there is nothing to compare it to now.”
-Thomas Pynchon, Gravity’s Rainbow

Acidic vapors burned in unaware nostrils
The shoreline of peace receded unrealized
The innocents screamed for angels’ mercy
Drowning in caustic riptides of existence
Pulled under by regime, lungs paralyzed breath
As eyes still fixed on heaven awaited brutality’s savior
A distant land answered for fire to become sky
Missiles of destruction sent in the name “of God’s wisdom”
Fields below were slashed and burned
Deliverance promised under the guise of peace
The son of perdition preached from his podium
His tongue galvanized by sovereign desire
Violence returned violence without atonement of suffering
As eyes still fixed on heaven awaited brutality’s savior
To ask “how many fictitious shores before the harbor lie?”
And, silent in Love’s divinity, Wisdom answered:
Only seeds sewn with peace will reap peace
God is present
Is man?

(c) s l jennings “Syria” poem

“how many fictitious shores before the harbor lie?” quoted from Emily Dickinson, Part One: Life LXXIII

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