During the Silent Moments of War

Brittany Bassett
 
I befriended leaves and limbs under a blanket of stars
I dreamt of dying
 
My head pounded with every explosion
That sound of death kept me awake
 
I shared stories of home with my corpse companions
Neither of us could blink
 
My heart beat louder than the bombs
faster than the running feet of bystanders seeking shelter
 
Where’s our savior?
They ask
 
I followed trails of blood
Now racing against blind missiles
 
I tripped over outstretched arms
Their torsos lay in puddles of sweat that melted the sand
 
Screams were muffled by the sound of machine guns
those running feet suddenly stalled in cognizance
 
I stood still
letting my mind explore the endless war zone
 
Here in all of this calamity
alongside the deceased and above the lively
 
Your savior
transcendent and divine during the silent moments of war

Untitled by Isaac Reyes


 
 
 
 
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3 Responses to During the Silent Moments of War

  1. Rex says:

    Awesome! Keep up the good work Brittany!

  2. Clyde says:

    This was a very vivid piece. I enjoyed the choice of words used, poignant. Well done, Brittany!

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