Where Have The Birds Gone? poetry by Fotoula Reynolds at Spillwords.com

Where Have The Birds Gone?

Where Have The Birds Gone?

written by: Fotoula Reynolds


It’s raining embers
And our beautiful
Island-home cries

A blackened soul
Unfair intensity
Unwarranted burn

In the killing fields
Humanity breathes fire
Who lives, who dies?

Uncontrollable storm
Showing its fury
Wiping out hope

Ash swallows the air
The foul smell wafts
It lingers day and night

In our psyche to never forget
Trapped but spared
Lakes cradle and protect

Desolate moonscape of grey
The devil leaves his mark
Rampaging desecration

Australia’s throat is dry
Her voice becomes lost
But her spirit still shines

Fotoula Reynolds

Fotoula Reynolds

Fotoula Reynolds is a writer of poetry, born in Australia of Greek heritage. She lives in the Dandenong Ranges in Southern Australia and finds inspiration in the nature that surrounds her. She convenes a poetry reading group at the local pub called Poetry in the Hills. In the short time she has lived there she has grown creatively within a very inclusive arts community and has produced three poetry collections including: The Sanctuary of My Garden, Silhouettes and Along the Macadam Road. She is published in four Australian anthologies and is a 2019 Pushcart Prize nominee.
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