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A Glance in the Past

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A Glance in the Past

My father recalls to me stories of his past,
gripping his fists tightly
as his faces turns gray
telling me, 
“Son it was a dark time for Lebanon”

Anxiously I continue listening 
spilling his inner suppressed memories 
“15 years… 15 years of blood and hate”

Buildings that once stood graciously in the sky
punctured by the bullets that continuously danced in midair 
Streets that were once filled with jubilant people 
now only hosted lifeless cold corpses

Men grew absent from their families
forcing women to carry lethal arms to shield their broods 
with their fingers embedded on the trigger
Lurking from street to street
in a scavenger’s hunt for vital necessities    

The excruciating smell of rot at sunrise
a mixture of decomposing human flesh and garbage 
Flooded the streets 
an endless totality of discarded wastes

After the sun departs 
the stagnant stars appear 
not a clatter can be heard on the tranquil streets

Sympathetically reaching out to my father,
removing him from the ominous nightmare he re-erected,
holding his trembling hands firmly
as I bring him to the reality of the passive present 

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  1. Date: 3/22/2012 10:26:00 AM
    Hard to read, for it rips at the heart and soul, but still harder to live through. thank you for sharing.

  1. Date: 3/21/2012 5:50:00 PM
    Thank you a lot! Looking very much forward to this.

  1. Date: 3/21/2012 5:12:00 AM
    A warm welcome to PoetrySoup I offer to you Jeffery. I wish for you the best in your writing endeavors whatever they may be. May you find inspiration by reading some of the poetry written here by other poets. May the sun shine on you that you might find great joy in your life. Love, Carol

    Feghaly Avatar Jeffrey Feghaly
    Date: 3/21/2012 5:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you so much :)
  1. Date: 3/21/2012 1:11:00 AM
    The passion you put into this poem really adds to it's impact. I love the imagery and how it reveals the cold facts of history. This is an inspiring poem.