On World Poetry Day today, I’m sharing a poem I wrote, ‘Z’, in light of the Ukraine- Russia War. This poem is based on the news dated 10th March where terminally ill children stood in the snow forming the letter ‘Z’ in Russia. To read the news, you can click here.
Dying children standing in deep snow- a 'Z' formation What does it mean? Makes me wonder 'Zachem',in Russian means, 'for what?' What does it even mean? When everyone is second guessing; so must I- 'Z' is for zoo; where animals are caged 'Z' is for zealot; an oppressor 'Z' is for zip; used for restricting access. 'Z' is for zen; living in harmony with the universe 'Z' is for zealous; passionate for a cause; I wonder, even to die? 'Z' is the last alphabet;the end! 'Z' is for zanny; bizarre or comical 'Z' stands for Zapad,meaning 'West'; where the sun sets, and 'Z' stands for Za Pobedy, meaning victory; I wonder, over what? Since nobody knows what 'Z' stands for Would it be overly optimistic of me to think it symbolizes, 'peace'? Peace between two ideologies- communism and capitalism Moving parallel like railway tracks Never to meet Except as in 'Z'.
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