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Their Blood is Crying Out- The April 24 Reminder

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Their Blood is Crying Out- The April 24 Reminder

Almost a century ago
Innocent blood was spilt
Almost a century ago
But there remains the guilt

The world must acknowledge
The Armenian genocide
The blood won’t wash away
There is no place to hide

One million and a half
Of Armenians met death
Their hopes and dreams extinguished
Gone out with their last breath

The women brutally raped
And their husbands shot or hung
How many of their songs
To this day remain unsung

The children weak and fragile
Dying for want of some bread
Left in the desert to die
Buzzards flying overhead

The sick and the elderly
Were discarded on the way
No one to weep and mourn
When their bodies saw light of day

The mothers dying slow deaths
Seeing children turn to bone
Wanting to feed them their flesh
Knowing they’ll not see them grown

The young girls flying off cliffs
Rather than suffer disgrace
Others hiding their beauty
By disfiguring their face

The soldiers with stone hearts
Deaf to the moaning sounds
Of the dead and the dying
Strewn on the desert ground

Faceless nameless people
Identity stripped away
Not honored with a number
In this gruesome tragic play

Their blood is crying out
Like faithful  Abel of old
Still demanding justice
Their story must be told

The genocide of my people
Was not hidden from God’s eyes
The world may now deny it
May feed naive people lies

But every single blood drop
Will be accounted for one day
The murderers will face judgment
To escape- there’ll be no way

The Judgment day is coming
My people will see the light
They will be vindicated
They will march out of death’s night.

They will be reunited
With loved ones that they have lost
For their souls we now seek justice
We will achieve it at all cost.

Eileen Manassian Ghali

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  1. Date: 4/27/2013 2:25:00 PM
    Wow Eileen, this amazing poetry, yet so sad, like all atrocity from the beginning of time,some one somewhere decides to commit these acts... the important aspect here is the fact that there are writers and poets,, you are one of those, that can bring these aspect to notice,, i have just read one of these, and in doing so, i have been taught the plight of those people, and can and will add to your voice!!!

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 4/27/2013 3:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Harry...your post means so very much to me. Sometimes you just feel like..."what's the point?" They can't be brought back. Money won't pay for a won't suffice. So much prejudice and propaganda....the innocent suffer and their voices are silenced. If during my life time I can raise some life will not have been in vain. Thanks for caring.
  1. Date: 4/25/2013 6:55:00 AM
    WOW! Eileen this so sad, also very educational for people that don't this. You have have done a wonderful job. They might escape the justice of men, but never the justice of GOD. Thanks for sharing. Lucilla

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 4/25/2013 7:04:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks, Lucilla. You always have a word of comfort for me! :) I so appreciate it!
  1. Date: 4/25/2013 12:46:00 AM If you think I'm making things up...please view this report by Peter Jennings. Yes, you all know and respect him.!

  1. Date: 4/24/2013 6:27:00 PM
    I must admit I am ignorant of this part of history. Thanks for enlightning me with your perspective. very sad, judgement will surely follow.

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 4/25/2013 12:32:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, Richard. We have to get the recognition and demands met before 100 years have passed or the plea will be null and void. I hope the movers and shakers of this world will do something for the Armenians...finally. Thanks for understanding.
  1. Date: 4/24/2013 12:40:00 PM
    I don't believe I'm disillusioned... when America was first founded it's foundations were solid, and it's ideas were admirable, and quite close to how I imagine God would want a country to behave. However, with things that are going on currently, I believe people are losing track of their beliefs. I see the government trying to portray everything as being "black or white"... Americans stand for good, Muslims stand for evil etc. But it's not so black-and-white to me, it's about the individual.

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 4/25/2013 12:35:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    It happens here too, Timothy. I'm often censured because I'm more liberal in my views and see the good in the West. Well, I don't want to get political here, but each side has done its share of damage. I don't believe peace will ever be actualized before Jesus comes back. I do believe in His imminent return. Call me old fashioned, but it's an issue of "God said it, I believe it, and that settles it for me." :)
  1. Date: 4/24/2013 10:25:00 AM
    I took your advice and read upon it. I admit it was difficult to get through and what pained me even more is what you said awhile ago. About me not hearing it because Turkey was an ally to America. I applaud you for writing this (I don't imagine it was easy to do). Also by letting me know of this it makes me look at my own country differently... and has inspired me to write some very political pieces.

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 4/24/2013 12:06:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I don't mean to make you disillusioned with your country, my dear. I've lived in the States on two occasions, while Dad was working on his MA and later on his Ph.D. The principles that America were founded on are solid and blessed by God. However, turning a blind eye to the pain of those in the who die EVERYDAY in this part of the world, is very sad. Thanks for understanding enough to find out the truth. Hugs!
  1. Date: 4/24/2013 8:24:00 AM
    I'm with you all the way here Eileen. It's impossible to believe that so many could have been combatants, in the situation they were, which leaves only one other explanation. I'm sure justice will prevail in the end. Keep up the good fight. Take care, Richard.

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 4/24/2013 12:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Richard, what you've written is vindication for me. If more people would call it as it is....we can rest our cast and move on with our lives. Thanks for your wonderful support and care. it means so very much to me.