Treasure Island

Hebert Logerie

(Haiti)

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The Weeping Moon


Witnessing the blood baths, the massacre
Of God’s people, children’s bodies everywhere,
And octogenarians expire slowly and quietly in horror.
The undistorted and the vivid images of terror,
The ugly realities of life for millions; what a rancor!
The large plumes of gray phosphorus smoke! There is nowhere
To hide. Showers of shrapnel, unprecedented heavy shellings,
White clouds of death and discriminating lynchings
Of everything that breathes, walks, runs and flies;
This is war, this is sheer terrorism! The God-flies;
Where are they when they are needed?
Our world should not be so muted,
So insensitive toward so many.
This is a shameful disaster, a pity…
To do nothing and hope for the awakening of the gods;
The worms, the flies, the rats and the tods
Must be happy. What an inhumane feast!
In this young century, we cannot find Peace.
The photos are real, and dying is not a joke.
The lenses of the camera recorded the blood soaked
Pregnant women, their babies shredded
By the wrecked fires of the big guns.
No one is spared: fathers, mothers, sons,
And even young girls are arrested,
Humiliated, stepped on and eventually annihilated.
This is the state of our human family.
Centuries old victims are now the perpetrated
Beasts that devour nymphs, angels and dignity.
The moon can only helplessly weep,
The gods and the geese are high by the burning bodies.
Terrorism is your vocation; falling asleep,
Amid this, is criminal, we should unequivocally denounce the bullies.
Big gun shipped helicopters can only destroy; they don’t make Peace,
H bombs only create more activists, more militants and more beasts.

Submitted: Monday, January 12, 2009
Edited: Tuesday, May 31, 2011

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  • Sandra Feldman (3/3/2013 10:27:00 PM)

    Not even the poet's lament and descriptive words and accusations can tame the savage beast that lives hidden in man's inhuman breast.Man's inhumanity to Man, Robert Burns However, as poets, we must try, and for every human injustice put out a cry. Thank you, Hebert Logerie. (Report) Reply

  • Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi (3/3/2013 8:30:00 PM)

    sad situation! but what right do these peace keeping countries have to go to the foreign lands with their big machines and technology to destroy their homes, men, women and children. Our men, from both sides, don't have to sacrifice their life, we want them to be safe. Individualistic act of hurting is called as terrorism, what shall we call this atrocity of mass killing in the name of war? Yes, their crescent moon weeps, our full moon weeps, someone's new moon weeps too.10+++ (Report) Reply

  • Passionate Flower (3/12/2012 8:55:00 AM)

    I wanna thank you for the obvious picture u presented inhere that described how cruel is the world we live in
    from past time till now more beasts are created to humiliate people with no mercy at all, with no discrimination between children, women or man... I am as Iraqi suffered this unhuman war and compassioned with all the people who suffered the same war of Big Guns like u described
    War can never bring PEACE to human kind
    War is death, horror, blood, aglines, evil..............

    my tongue is stuck

    thanks to you

    Regards (Report) Reply

  • Phillip Knox (3/4/2012 1:38:00 AM)

    Very good my friend. The weeping moon is filled with imagery. This is what poetry is about. (Report) Reply

  • Adrian Wait (11/30/2009 3:32:00 AM)

    The reality expressed here should be placed before the leaders of nations everyday - too often disengaged from the horrors of war! A forceful journey of truth without the spin and glory attached. Excellent write. Thank You. (Report) Reply

  • Uchenna Nnodum (10/19/2009 2:45:00 PM)

    thank you for vividly expressing and critically critisizing the evils of the day. The evils of WAR. (Report) Reply

  • Roxy Gonro (10/12/2009 6:16:00 PM)

    I love how you describe everything in this poem, it really makes you feel (Report) Reply

  • Asma Khan (9/27/2009 1:19:00 PM)

    Very precious and descriptive poem. Infact I liked each and every word of it. Thanks for sharing it.10/10 (Report) Reply

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