More of the Shame
We walk this morning to the reservoirs,
these great pools filled with winter rains,
filled to overflowing like broken hearts.
We await the coming of the geese
skimming in like military drones.
Far away the cruel satanic choirs
of shells chant barbarous refrains
reminding us humanity departs
when ignorance undoes our sense of peace.
We hear the sound of tramping from their homes,
the several thousand years of refugees,
their haunting songs bewildered on the breeze.
I like how you wrote this. It’s like a rimas dissolutas with a couplet at the end. I like concluding couplets because they tend to pack a punch — as yours does.
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Thanks for this. I had not heard of the form and kind of stumbled on it by accident. I too like a concluding rhyming couplet. I’m pleased you like the poem.