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Black Friday

Black Friday

The earth shock with fury as we walked 
for a fleeting moment nothing moved ….
… then 
glasses flew from space 
screams filled the calm morning 
escalating to unbelievable decibels 
tearing all into tatters …

I watched the sky for an array of angels
but the bellowing black smoke veiled the sky
coaxing my ears for the final flutes in the myriad noise
imagination gave way to reality as
walls caved into dust before our very own eyes

Arms and limbs parted company 
never to be one again 
daylight miscarriage a premature night 
frustrated souls started their untimely journey 

“from ash to ash, 
   from soil to soil, ....
            till we meet again...,;

Torrential tears flowed down the bridgeless rivers
naked hearts trembled like reed grass 
On a chilly Friday morning.

Copyright © James Mwando

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  1. Date: 3/28/2012 7:43:00 AM
    i felt every word, it vibrated from within and you did a good job with that message. it brought back some of the horrors of life in our world. i myself am a lover of peace and your work made me appreciate what i have and what many others dont have ... i enjoyed your work, thank you, chuck