I had hoped for spring Impatient For its promise It's warmth and light An insurrection of color To finally topple grey Such color That my eyes are transfixed Quince My mind knows the name But cannot contain So much color It burns But the sky opens Winters wrath Cold and grey Merciless reminds me Of the frailty of things And rescinds hope
You had hoped for spring A new awakening A promise Fraternity over fear Independence instead of Autocracy We were transfixed Arab spring Our mind knows the name Yet does not grasp its meaning We watch warily As the sparks And the ambers catch But the winds change And you are but A faraway fire In a faraway place So much apathy Reminds you of the frailty of conscience And rescinds hope
I wanted to write of spring Of quince Such color That it hurts The eyes But the skies opened And the rain burned And through the tears My eyes are transfixed Such evil I can no longer see spring But see children Side by side Who will never Be self determined Or feel warmth Or know spring Again And this is the frailty of Humanity And we must not rescind Help
The title doesn't even come close up to naming what is happening in Syria. I struggled with the title, but didn't want to leave it unnamed. I struggled with the poem, but didn't want to leave it Unsaid. I don't want to trivialize others suffering, I didn't write this to make myself feel better but there is no calculus equals the sum of what we have seen. I wrote this so I do not forget .