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. She convenes a poetry reading group in her local community and regularly attends and participates in spoken word events in and around the city of Melbourne. She is the author of three poetry collections and is published widely in anthologies, journals, reviews and magazines. Fotoula is a 2019 Pushcart Prize nominee.
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