Shades Forgotten

Black boxes paint pain
in different shades of red
– thick and flowing;
as screens blast shots,
we switch over
turn over
turn cheeks
streaked with tears shed before.

There aren’t enough fingers
to count the countries
the cities
the bodies
the streets.
One finger counts the world
we occupy.

Occupants.

Bent on self-destruction,
imploding
with jealousy
hatred
pride
and arrogance.

War is stained
with more than castes
religions
ideologies
races
built on the back
of self-absorbance.

Me, myself, and I see no one else.

Black boxes paint pain
in different shades of red
– thick and flowing;
we switch over
turn over
shed tears
forget.

© LaYinka Sanni, August 2013.

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2 thoughts on “Shades Forgotten

  1. Subhanallah! So true 😦 May Allah help our brothers and sisters suffering around the world, ameen! Beautifully written just like every other post of yours…. And as usual, I read this aloud to myself as well 🙂 May Allah continue to put Baraka in everything you do and write, ameen!

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