The Saddest Opera




No voice left to sing


No tears to cry


Silence of loss


City to City


Turned to rubble


In a


A light show of night


As freezing breeze blows


Shadows form


From terrified trees


Darkness of these days


Will forever haunt my dreams.

  • Author: Teddy.15 (Offline Offline)
  • Published: March 24th, 2022 00:58
  • Comment from author about the poem: For Ukraine...If one country is facing a nuclear War then we all are.
  • Category: Reflection
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  • Users favorite of this poem: L. B. Mek, Jerry Reynolds, dean langmuir.


  • Goldfinch60

    Such true words Teddy.
    When music is taken from us the world is in such deep sorrow.


    • Teddy.15

      It is all so deeply sad dear Andy. Thank you 💕

    • orchidee

      A poignant write Teddy.
      We can sometimes forget things if they seem to be 'out of sight, out of mind'.

    • Neville

      a poignant poem.. sadly of our times

    • dusk arising

      In fear of gathering together to shelter as this makes for a target. In fear of dashing for freedom to be shot. In fear give me an assault rifle to kill the killers.

      We can't really imagine what these people are going through.

      Anger and tears. Putin has brought hatred into my life.

      • Teddy.15

        That's truly sad to hear but I agree, dear Dusk, none will know this pain if they are not living it. We have some Ukrainian families in our local town, they are the lucky ones who will be given all the material things they need, however mental scars cannot be cured so all we can do is welcome them with open arms giving them any support they will need. There are 3 children so I'm hoping when I'm out of COVID mode i can send some toys of my Son, to show in the smallest way possible they are most welcome here, and that we are truly sorry for their brutal fate, they are hopefully safe now. 💖 Even the smallest knowledge for them to know they are not alone is the least any of us can do. If it was me, I'd hope for the same. 💖

        • dusk arising

          Let us hope putin's era will end soon and Ukraians can return and rebuild with a lot of help from us all. We all are entering a dark phase of our lives, let us hope it does not last long.

        • L. B. Mek

          I fear, mine too
          dear cherished Poetess...
          'watching-on, helpless
          as crumbs of ill-dreamed
          Empire ruins
          in Rome's, once gladiatorial arenas
          and beneath
          our crumbling sands, as exasperated sighs
          engraved, Timeless
          in our footsteps of cyclically
          self-manufactured, ill-fate..'

          • Teddy.15

            Dearest Mek, so very generous as always my heart sends you the most earth and thanks. Let's hope things improve very soon. 💖

          • Jerry Reynolds

            A fine write, Teddy.
            I am quoting from Fay's poem "Spellbound" we are all caught in
            "Grief's felt blackness"

            • Teddy.15

              Yes, although I could never write in the way she can, "Griefs felt blackness"
              indeed. I also have COVID so there you go. Healing well but still a fuzzy head. Thank you dear Jerry. 💖

              • Jerry Reynolds

                Oh My. Glad you are getting over it. Linda just lost her younger sister to the bugger.

              • 3 more comments

              • Michael Edwards

                The haunting reality so well expressed.

                • Teddy.15

                  Thank you so much dear Michael. 💖

                • Bella Shepard

                  Dear Teddy, powerful words written from the depths of your heart. I think that we are diminished by the loss of even the tiniest bit of our humanity. In this case we seem to be hemorrhaging and need to apply pressure to the wound. Thank you for this insightful write.

                  • Teddy.15

                    I'm utterly stunned that this has been going on for even more than a day dear Bella, let's hope we get a a good outcome. Thank you dear friend 💖

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