Parting ways in an upheaval

By Jeffrey Febi

MV Rabaul Queen before the disaster

 

On the morning of 30th April, while watching beautiful dawn spreads its influence across the sky, I thought it would have been really wonderful to accompany it with music from the companions of birds (cry of a baby or child waking up from sleep). Then I remembered those unfortunate families whose children have perished that tragic night aboard MV Rabaul (evil) Queen.

Following words may not be adequate to express my sincere anger and feeling of disappointment, nevertheless, I found some sort of comfort writing this piece.

Hope readers will like it.

………………….

 

Firmly tucked into mamas’ arms

Childly gazing into mamas’ eyes

Breathing mamas’ exhaustions

 

In the belly of an evil Queen

Pregnant in a time of turmoil

With lies, money, and negligence

 

Listening to mamas’ frantic heart beats

Hearing mamas’ confused cries

Feeling mamas’ grips loosen

 

Three idiots they came! And many separated

Parting ways in an upheaval

Each one to own an unmarked watery plot

 

Then still dawn undresses dark

Oh those companions of birds!

Their backs to the scorching sun

 

When next a sea bird, may be a seagull

Sings frantically over sea; probably she calls

Attention to them that play on the oceans floor

Advertisements

About febijefwhispers
I love reading and writing poetry!

2 Responses to Parting ways in an upheaval

  1. R. Renagi says:

    Nice poem Jeffrey and have shared it with my FB family.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Discover

A daily selection of the best content published on WordPress, collected for you by humans who love to read.

ultimatemindsettoday

A great WordPress.com site

wordsandotherthings.wordpress.com/

she is confidence in shadows.

Dean J. Baker - Poetry, and prose poems

BOOK PRICES! most at $9.99, up to $13.99 - https://www.amazon.com/Dean-J.-Baker/e/B00IC6PGQM

Gotta Find a Home

Conversations with Street People

Presh Olives Blog

The readers 'n' writers world ...........

Selected Essays and Squibs by Joseph Suglia

The Web log of Dr. Joseph Suglia

Natalie Breuer

Natalie. Writer. Photographer. Etc.

Beautiful Life with Cancer

Discovering the Gift

1 SIGFRIDSSON

ON = TIME

The Ninth Life

It's time to be inspired, become encouraged, and get uplifted!

Elena Xtina

Writing & Recipes

Ray Ferrer - Emotion on Canvas

** OFFICIAL Site of Artist Ray Ferrer **

Dorkchops

Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Blogger

Crone's Corner

Musings, Thoughts . . . On Occasion Wisdom

Lazione Budy

'Saoirse' is not a word, it's angel

%d bloggers like this: