A poem about the siege in Paris.
The City of Light
The City of Light!
The Eiffel Tower
Now stands dark against the night!
Memorials and candlelight
The streets of Paris to dawn!
All that was loved and cherished
Now and forever gone!
Tears flow endlessly down every cheek
Hearts are forever drenched in grief!
The world looks on
With sadness and disbelief!
Our President speaks of solidarity
No commitment of real resolve!
Drips and drabbles of sympathetic words
A way out, a way to absolve!
Globally we face the depravity
Of a tortuous tormentor!
They happily rape and pillage and slaughter
In every community they enter!
Should be the goal!
As an American I say
Enough of the drips and drabbles
Susan Asher/Copyright 2015