The Last Hope

A forest fire rages from the cackling laugh of embers

So hot that even aluminum shrinks into flattened bark

Ashes litter the ground, soot in the air

And the smell of life caught in a chaos

Sickening and fading

Echoes unheard through the roaring of the flames

Screaming to save the last seed

So that one day in what will be barren

Will come the first tree

And all the hope we will ever need

© The Sad Owl

Longing

It’s the way she moves words

In and out of my mind

How I can’t stop thinking 

About what she said last

And time

Time passes so quickly I can see her smile

Without her even being there

And, I can laugh for the both of us

Even when I’m alone 

Still missing her, I’m far from home

©️ The Sad Owl 

Mistakes

I’d hear small quibble quick

Voices meek, weak a little sick

Wrongdoing, man is judged in his ways

The fruit of his doing, the words he will say

Small talks go on about

Large monumental actions

Unfounded and with doubt

Splits a race into factions  

Discrimination facing the faces

Dividing relations splitting to races

Leaving traces of civilization in places

Of ruins, this ancestral home belonged to them before

Have we forgotten or will we too know no more

Of this grave as we bury ourselves in this state of decay

Talks of bright futures fade, tomorrow will never be today

What will remain will be our remains that will stay

And on top of our soils we will be built on

The same as we have done

Time — it waits for none.

Sinking Cities

We reached —

Across separate shorelines

The same sea divided us

Breathing deep

We jumped at the same time

To swim if we must

The waves carried us

Further but also closer

Away from the shoreline now

In turbulent tides

I will find you someway somehow

We promised deep inside

We sank deeper into bubbles; permeated space

Frothing memories in our heads we create

Imaginations run wild, dreams of Atlantis interlace

Enclosed, as our hands locked and we came face to face

Reaching out into the dark we finally found a place

A home for the hearts that could not forget or erase

Sweet words unheard in sea water rest assured

The expression of our faces said it all

© The Sad Owl