Bleeding. Freeing.

Willing. Mariupol.



Port town.


The only one for me.

Bleeding. Freeing.

Shielding. Mariupol.


Drive a car.

Take a train.

Over the border.

I’ll be back for me.

Bleeding. Freeing.

Fleeing. Mariupol.



Prepared town.


Secure for me.

Bleeding. Freeing.

Squeezed. Mariupol.



Steel Works.

Fortress town.

Do or die for me.

Bleeding. Freeing.

Besieged. Mariupol.


Bleeding. Freeing.

Seeking. Mariupol.


*Because I’ve watched and read about Mariupol  on the Internet, mainly the BBC news, from last month, and my friend sent me some movies from YouTube about ‘today’s Mariupol’.

So, I wrote this poem.


**My friend shows you this poem also on the Ukrainian website for their children and others!

Kurama (Japan). «Poets in Mariupol» – Мала Сторінка (storinka.org)


***And welcome to my “small page” of the same website with my other poems!

Kurama (Japan). Poems about war in Ukraine – Мала Сторінка (storinka.org)

Please join us!



****Now you can also hear my voice, singing this poem, with beautiful paintings in a little video.

Kurama (Japan). «Poets in Mariupol», a poem about war in Ukraine 2022 (is voiced by the author) – YouTube