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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 an author of poetry. She lives in the Dandenong Ranges in Victoria, Australia with her family. Living in the hills lends itself to the topics of nature where she draws inspiration from the surrounding spaces. She began writing poetry in 2016 and has published her first book of poems titled: The sanctuary of my garden (2018). Her work has been published internationally in e-zines/journals/reviews/anthologies.
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