Bismillah, alhamdulillah: On behalf of the silent ones (2005) who face the bombs from on high.

Metal birds soaring in the sky,
Featureless and droning on high,
As an afterthought they discharge their burden,
To the earth with death laden,

Can you hear the sound as they fall?
Past the buildings rising tall,
To brother and sister they hurtle,
Gifts wrapped in shiny metal,

Can you hear the sound as they fall?
Was it a scream or a cry in a blackened mall?
Their blood paints road and rail,
As bodies turn ghastly pale,

Can you hear the sound as they fall?
Drowned out by jaguars screaming their call,
Collateral is the name,
Warriors charging or children chanting, it`s all the same,

Can you hear the sound as they fall?
Perhaps a few words hidden and small,
In a maze of media, reports scatter,
Ten or a hundred does it matter?

Can you hear the sound as they fall?
Silence! They command in every hall,
Tears and cries are solely theirs,
Multiplied into a world of nightmares,

Can you hear the sound as they fall?
Is there only silence as we reach the wall?
Voices drowned and downed,
Among scattered ashes on the ground.

Can you hear the sound as they fall?
Is there any that will call?
Or lift a hand,
And make a stand?

 

Advertisements