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Welcome to war

The cries of spilled blood
Sadness corrupts the lines on their faces
Children of such hope destined for nothing ...

I pray and plead
But my understanding leads me nowhere.
So I curse and fight
Maybe ill force the darkness into light.

Do I stand between the walls of their freedom,
Or am I just another promise soon to be broken?

Playgrounds lay as fields of bullet shells
The night becomes day and sleep becomes luxury 
Dead bodies cant see salvation in the sounds of church bells.

Wake up, wake up!!!
I hear a mother screaming.
But this is not a nightmare mommy,
Syria isn't dreaming.

Copyright © Matea Mihaljevic

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  1. Date: 9/14/2013 7:16:00 PM
    Metean,, CONGRATULATIONS, on having your poem FEATURED on the soups Home Page:-). Good-Night **Linda**

  1. Date: 8/24/2013 9:17:00 AM
    Hi Matean, . Your first poem on the soup is excellent and fun for the readers, I love it!! Stopping by with a nice, sweet Welcome to Poetry Soup. Wishing you the best when it comes to your poems. I hope you get to meet all the nice poets around here. Starting with me. SKAT :-) Please drop a hello and tell me a little about yourself if you like. I would like to be your newest poetry soup "FRIEND". Hugs* Skat *

  1. Date: 8/24/2013 5:04:00 AM
    Welcome to P-Soup, Metean ! - Nice to read your first poem here. - Hope you will have much pleasure to be with us. - Wishing you good luck - have a nice day! - Comment on the poetry of others and they will comment on yours. - My first greeting to you from Norway / / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 8/23/2013 9:47:00 PM
    Matean, wow.. this is kind of creepy, and a reality off the wall, I very much enjoyed this brilliant piece, , thank you for expressing your write and finding this site. -A nice warm WELCOME to poetry soup. Dropping by to invite you to my latest contest. You will find the contest page on the top left hand side* -Looking forward in following and reading your poetry. Hope to hear from you soon. You will enjoy the community, we are one big happy family. (Drama & Love. LOL) ~ Take Care!! From: your new poet friend @-> LINDA <-@

  1. Date: 8/23/2013 9:18:00 PM
    Oh my!!!!!! Matea....this is beyond beautiful.....sad, heartrendingly joined PS...You are definitely a poetess.....take care...