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You now would think Khadaffi falling 
From the stool was first the shaping
For the world to come. Listen
Loudly the silent deaths of forest leaves falling abroad
From Sudan to Syria, pen
The Arab spring wilted in the blind Syrian discord

It is not black and white any more
The tangled thread dropped at our door
Ends go north and south, then west
Neither in religion or puzzled economics 
Does the burden bends a mind lest
From the busy covert trend of paltry politics

Counting bodies is collateral
To the objective rational 
Appeal, I am non-inclined 
To trade past doublecross for a paradigm of justice
A southern season slow resigned
From its own vision must drink of drizzled chaos plus this.

Syria, the ears are sleeping 
On the hill, truth's promise breaking
Where fall the riot's dead bell
To the stoking furnace bring broken tongue in callous tears
We forge for heaven such a hell
A limp the cadaver of dreams across the slanted years.  

Copyright © L'nass Shango

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  1. Date: 9/17/2013 12:27:00 AM
    love the picture you paint here ;}

  1. Date: 9/5/2012 9:34:00 AM
    Very nice poem... full of wonderful imagery... Terry

  1. Date: 5/21/2012 8:02:00 PM
    This is so full of vital imagery and rich atmosphere. Phrases like '...the silent deaths of forest leaves, '...must drink of drizzled chaos,' and '...the cadaver of dreams' are magnificent. A powerful and compelling piece! Best wishes, Keith