The Daily Meal
by Regina Kandraska

Still here...
the lingering fear -
Promises of peace fading,
in a sky streaked with dust from soldier's boots.
Bright eyed children playing in torn up streets.
Long skirted women shopping for the daily meal -
Hoping for the best,
knowing the worst...
and not knowing what to do
to stop the slaughter
that scars their days.

Perhaps, it is only in the darkness
of a universal night,
that we will shed our combat gear
and find the courage
to embrace a peaceful light.

Copyright © 2014 - Regina Kandraska
Published: 3/20/14   ·  Author's Page   ·  Next Poem