Would We ?

Fay Slimm.



Would We ?

All eyes turned to look

for the young maiden
who came wearing morning

as new as first Mayday.

As her wooden cart passed

she waved to the crowd.
and the  Queen of May stood

heart happy and proud.

Loud applause had begun

along upper town-road
but was drown at grenade's 

sudden explosion.

Someone saw later

the Queen of May's crown
mud-caught and torn while 

lifeless a girl fell to the ground.   

If we had been clapping

for that smiling May-maiden
would we seek revenge

if the sniper escaped ?

  • Author: Fay Slimm. (Offline Offline)
  • Published: March 31st, 2023 14:22
  • Comment from author about the poem: Read this tragic account a while back and wrote the sad poem above.
  • Category: Unclassified
  • Views: 25
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  • hotidris

    Good question that you're asking in your poem.

    • Fay Slimm.

      Thank you for your comment dear poet-friend.

      • hotidris

        You're welcome, dear poet-friend.

      • Goldfinch60

        Such emotive words Fay, so much of this is going on in our world nowadays.


        • Fay Slimm.

          Yes indeed Andy - nowhere is the peace we would all like to see.

        • Neville

          Harrowing ..
          I was not expecting that Fay .. Nevertheless,
          such an event is now perfectly preserved in its very own poem as indeed it should be 💜x


          • Fay Slimm.

            We cannot forget that these tragic things happen and suddenly can we Nev - - - -- that event struck home that nowhere is safe from the insanity of those with dangerous weapons.........x

          • Lorna

            Went looking for you and found this sad story.......... so heartfelt.

            • Fay Slimm.

              How kind of you to go looking for my work dear Lorna - and yes the piece was indeed harrowing to note and to write -- - thank you for your welcome visit my friend.

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