As You Turn Your Face Away- Stop Shia Killing

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Can you hear them?

As they cry..

As you turn your face away..

They die..

 

We ignore all the screams

We stubbornly show our backs

Never seeing, never caring

They mourn in all shades of black

 

Every day a constant fear

Of whizzing bullets and fire,

Of death trap bombs

And a graveyard of mire

 

Can you hear them?

As they cry

As you turn your face away

They die.

 

Their ghosts walk amongst us

Screaming at us to hear and see

To just recognize they are gone and wont come back

To show maybe a hint of pity

 

Their children are orphaned and clutch our clothes

Asking where their parents are gone

We pull away frightened and run

They stay in cold dark alleys alone

 

Can you hear them

As they cry?

As you turn your face away

They die..

 

Tears and blood mix and mingle down their faces

And they stare at us with empty eyes

We bury our heads in our busy routines

But how long can we ignore the cries

 

They lived with us, laughed with us

And ate with us our bread

But which of us stand shoulder to shoulder with them

As they bury their dead

 

Can you hear them?

As they cry

As you turn your face away

They die..

 

Tomorrow it will be you and yours,

Will you then find the heart to mourn,

But what about them, their lives ripped apart

Their hearts and spirits torn

 

Not because they deserve to die,

Not because they committed a crime

They die because of who they are

And because we turn away every time

 

Its time to hear them

As they cry

Its time to stand with them

As they die.

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About saharsalman

Aspiring poet. Spectator of life. Words of Whim.
This entry was posted in Betrayal, Crime, Death, Family, Fire, Friendship, History, Hope, Journey, Pain, Shia, Society, Survival, Uncategorized, War and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

6 Responses to As You Turn Your Face Away- Stop Shia Killing

  1. words4jp says:

    this is very powerful. cuts right through to bone – or i should re-phrase this and say heart. your voice is strong.

  2. haunting in its depths of sadness.

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