Slava Ukraini!

I wrote this to express my own feelings; and while we may not be able to do a lot we are doing our bit. Where I am we are collecting good to send to Poland for the refugees.


        

 

Slava Ukraini !                                   

 

How can I write a poem

about the murder of a nation,

it’s history, life, and culture,

when all I can do is watch,

grieving for brave Ukraine.

An ageing man’s conceit,

to inflict this dreadful war,

that must end in his own defeat.

While I cannot share your pain,

my heart shall ever be true to you;

that by your bravery the world

shall see you come through.

            

                                            © D G Moody 2022

 

 

© Dodgem 2023
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stevef

Dodge:
I don’t know much about poetry but the clapper strikes the bell for me on this sub. A powerful piece.

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Thanks Steve for commenting. I wrote it quickly as a respite from the madness that is engulfing Ukraine. On a practical level, we have a Ukrainian lady living here who has organised the collection of essentials to be trucked to Poland; some of us are helping pack it up tonight. It’s already been collected in our local church, and last night we went to a vigil there followed by a Compline service including the Kyrie Eleison for Ukraine. We’ve also been donating to the emergency relief funds. On a more grim note, we had two USAF B52 bombers flying low… Read more »

Guaj

Hi Dodge
A heartfelt poem which say what millions are thinking. Even brave young Russians.
I note you are in Cambridge. I used to live in Norfolk near Mildenhall and Lakenheath, we rarely saw B52s. If you saw two, that’s a worry. Noisy dirty things but sadly we need them.

I feel pretty much now, the way I did in ’62. Fortunately Khrushchev used his brain I’m not sure Putin will. My 60 years of mistrust of Russia seems well founded.

Last edited 10 months ago by Guaj
pronto

A poem of support and also I feel your frustration at the situation. I guess lot we who can only stand on the sidelines feel the same. Well put.

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