Thursday, September 9, 2010

Belfast Haiku

Walls slathered with hate..
a city broken at heart,
and God laid to blame.
I am posting a second poem for the Thursday Think Tank Prompt at Poets United. Coming from a town that has segregated its citizens by ramming a divisive Peace Line through its heart, I know more than I would like to about walls, and the wrongs so often perpetrated in the name of religion.

To learn more about this Peace Line, you may be interested to read 'A City Divided', posted August 7th, 2010.

To check out more poems in the Thursday Think Tank, please visit the link below...



Sherry Blue Sky said...

As always, you hit the nail right on the head. Great photo, awesomely profound haiku and wonderful post. Good job. I am just back from the beach, have to catch up!

Greyscale Territory said...

Strange and tragic to hear of a divisive peace line! More tragic that it really solves nothing! Great little haiku!

Mary said...

It really is sad to me what people will do oftentimes in God's name. He must weep.

Elizabeth said...

The simplicity of your haiku expresses profoundly how confused and complicated humans make life. It's so simple. Just be and love.

ninotaziz said...

So few words. Such profound tragedy.
Succinct eye-opening haiku.

Eileen T O'Neill ..... said...

First of all, 'Welcome to Poets United'!!!
As a new girl, you are more than welcome to join us!
Your image of Belfast and those murals, captures and says it all.
I have to say, I am pleased to be away from all that tension.
Thanks again for your very level-headed and sensible words.
Lovely to have you as a friend!
Best wishes,

Dasuntoucha said...

Powerful words...
Hello fellow group member (^_^) Glad to make you acquaintance...look forward to sharing and blog is really eye catching...lots of intriguing images