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Days of pain

Days of Pain

And there was sadness
and so many cried in the abyss of despair;
our souls and lives knew of ghostly rain of death
and of caves of doom so near,
so close to the labyrinths of fear—
the way we were one day,
no more, no more.
But not at Xmas time, Hanukkah o Ramadhan.
Not at home today under the greenest tree ever grown in all the land.
For hope and greater deeds
and blessed mistletoes adorn
the most sacred time of year—
the warm of all Kabbalahs
keep alive the land of Israel…
—upon the tortured plains of all Fagan,
hope to resolve the darkness
of the land— armed in wait,
the hordes in Iraq
don’t know night or day—
yet the furies seem to die
of death itself—
and in the darkness of the heart.

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the hordes in Iraq don’t know night or day— yet the furies seem to die of death itself— and in the darkness of the heart.

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Written on December 31, 2001

Submitted by aveviajera on December 09, 2022

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Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 740
Words 153
Stanzas 2
Stanza Lengths 1, 22

Joseph Berolo

Joseph Berolo, Colombian born. swiss italian descendant. Poet and writer founder of Naciones Unidas de las Letras, United Nations of the Arts dedicated to promote world peace and harmony through the teaching of poetry and the Fine Arts in the heart and minds of young people,. more…

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