Beirut; Choked on Pieces

by Rania Moallem   Aug 6, 2020

A mother has lost her will to survive
as Beirut danced to debris.
Distorted corpses and burned bodies
have hugged the ruins in a cold night.
Will they feel warmth at morning?
will their crushed remains sparkle in the sun?
for some; it won't really rise again.
Like He, who vanished into black air
like gold powder in holy water;
he shall have no grave,
but perhaps will rest in the lost lines
between the sky and the sea.
And She, who embraced the walls
of her demolished home;
the rubble refused to let her go.
She left too.
They all forgot to say goodbye.
Only smog left behind;
breathing fumes of death and heartbreak
into our face.


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  • 2 months ago

    by Meena Krish

    There are no words for this tragedy and no words can heal this emotional pain ....

  • 2 months ago

    by Poet on the Piano

    Nothing can reflect how emotional and devastating this would be, to never get the chance to say goodbye...

    my heart's with you all <3

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