World War II Ghazal: The War in the Pacific

Soldiers’ screams of satisfaction heard in the air
Wails of the women whispered in the air

My trauma of killing can be traced back to this memory:
Bayonets and babies butchered in the air

On those dreaded events like a village raid,
The amount of fear can be measured in the air

Pandemonium has taken control of the streets
Mickey Mouse banknotes fluttered in the air

Fearsome as dragons, the kamikaze planes
Birds of freedom are slaughtered in the air


*circa 2 Mar 2006

Sting Lacson

A writer. By degree and by profession. Also strongly advocates ten-finger typing to all writers because that's what you do for a living, so be efficient at it.

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"The Words come from the Divine; from the Muse the Idea. The Poet merely transcribes." ┼Old Sumerian proverb

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