Humanity Under Attack by Terrorists - Haiku Style Poetry
A Haiku-Style Quote
Humanity is Under Daily Assault - Writing Poetry Helps
Terror attacks are happening all over the world with what seems to be more frequency. Maybe we are just more aware. I often deal with the wretchedness of victimization caused by terror attacks through writing poetry.
As I begin to craft the right words about the latest act of senseless violence, another one occurs. Therefore, I offer three haiku-inspired poetic forms in remembrance of the lives lost, within a span of days, in Russia, Syria, Sweden and Egypt.
Our compassion grows as the pain which connects us as human beings deepens. The plight of our global brothers and sisters, who were hit without warning, starts to hit home as we anticipate it happening anywhere and at anytime. As humans, when it happens to one, it happens to all. The latest mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio are painful illustrations that we in America are not immune from similar inhumane attacks that cause terror.
It is hard to find the words to express the impact of global tragedy. I choose poetry as a form of expression to encapsulate tragedy in a way that provides a platform of empathy for and validation of our human nature and experience.
[Due to the dark subject matter, the use of haiku in this article is untraditional in keeping with its true form. Traditional haiku typically pays homage to imagery involving lightness, the four seasons and nature.]
Children See an Unsafe World - Help Them Heal with Poetry
Haiku Style Poetry
Overwhelmed by blasts
Derailed from everyday route
Smoke filled train to hell
Unable to breathe
Fumes released with ill intent
Seep into the world
Praise voices silenced
Reeds of palm blown to ashes
In the name of Christ
A Peaceful World Saved by God's Love and Grace
© 2017 Janis Leslie Evans