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Another go at ekphrasis (a poem inspired by artwork.) The painting I took inspiration from is about refugees by Eva Lewarne. A beautiful piece about a tragic situation. Thank you for reading. :) <3

Heavens Above Us

Chin up, dear child,

Chin up, dear child, for if no-one else,

Chin up, dear child, for if no-one else, the heavens shall cry for you;

Chin up, dear child, for if no-one else, the heavens shall cry for you; embalm your bruised body

Chin up, dear child, for if no-one else, the heavens shall cry for you; embalm your bruised body and one day,

Chin up, dear child, for if no-one else, the heavens shall cry for you; embalm your bruised body and one day, wash away all your unspilt tears.

When the clouds

When the clouds invade the sky

When the clouds invade the sky and man

When the clouds invade the sky and man watches idly by,

When the clouds invade the sky and man watches idly by, the heavens,

When the clouds invade the sky and man watches idly by, the heavens, for you,

When the clouds invade the sky and man watches idly by, the heavens, for you, shall cry

as you float away

as you float away on a prayer.

S h e w h i s p e r s.

Their sins as scarlet

Their sins as scarlet as the blood that

Their sins as scarlet as the blood that seeps from our wounds;

Their sins as scarlet as the blood that seeps from our wounds; eyes shall dilate

Their sins as scarlet as the blood that seeps from our wounds; eyes shall dilate from pure disbelief

Their sins as scarlet as the blood that seeps from our wounds; eyes shall dilate from pure disbelief as they watch us

Their sins as scarlet as the blood that seeps from our wounds; eyes shall dilate from pure disbelief as they watch us disappear,

wash away

wash away from the pages of history.

Instead now,

Instead now, I shall walk you to

Instead now, I shall walk you to the ends of the earth,

Instead now, I shall walk you to the ends of the earth, we shall cuddle hope,

Instead now, I shall walk you to the ends of the earth, we shall cuddle hope, she shall suckle

Instead now, I shall walk you to the ends of the earth, we shall cuddle hope, she shall suckle like a newborn babe

and use her,

and use her, hope

and use her, hope that our transparent mortality

and use her, hope that our transparent mortality constricts their throat;

it was always

it was always a bitter pill to swallow.

"What use are eyes

"What use are eyes if we are purposely blind

"What use are eyes if we are purposely blind to the faults in the world?

"What use are eyes if we are purposely blind to the faults in the world? It is shadowed by our ignorance."

"What use are eyes if we are purposely blind to the faults in the world? It is shadowed by our ignorance." ~Iqra~

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