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Injustice

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Injustice

He prepares for a carefree day,
for jovial conversations,
for cheerful smiles and lively faces.
He’s a young boy. Just like me.
My mind swells with ceaseless terror.
 I plead in my prayers
that our lives shall prolong further than this day.
I prepare for the grand attack.

He ambles through the village.
Laughter escapes the vivid frames 
of him and his companions.
Not an ache in his limbs.
Not a burden in his heart.
I move anxiously ahead.
My feet without ease omit swarms of bodies.
Some still emit shallow breaths.
Inadequate sounds escape their mouths
and their eyes writhe.

For him, time passes swiftly 
and a late train is the crisis of the day.
In that day, not a thought does he spare
for his fellow human beings.
For our sacrifice he doesn’t care.

As for me, time stays almost still.
I’m imprisoned in a time warp of pain.
My best friend clings off the un-cut wire
and blazing bullets glide through
the torn flesh of his chest.

He lies in his bed.
Wrapped around him a soft blanket,
under his head a warm pillow.
He’s a young boy. Just like me.

But only the moist earth serves me as a cushion, 
and only the bodies of my lifeless friends
serve me as heat.
I lie in a shell-hole; I lie in my grave. 



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  1. Date: 10/20/2012 4:06:00 PM

    deep..Sandy

    Godzinska Avatar Kamila Godzinska Date: 10/24/2012 10:28:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you for featuring me :)
  1. Date: 10/20/2012 5:07:00 AM

    I am glad that your poem was featured on Cyndi's blog on Friday, otherwise I would have missed this masterful write. Welcome to the Soup and I am looking forward to reading more poems from your talented pen, Kamila. Love, Su