A POET ON A ROAD

Where am I coming?

It’s a wrong road.

Shot and burnt.

Familiar cars need familiar faces.

 

Where am I coming?

It’s a wrong road.

Twisted and crumbled away.

Familiar fences need familiar faces.

 

Where am I coming?

It’s a wrong road.

Peppered with bullet holes.

Familiar doors need familiar faces.

 

Where am I coming?

It’s a wrong road.

Shattered and crashed.

Familiar windows need familiar faces.

 

Where am I coming?

It’s a wrong road.

Bombed and ruined.

Familiar houses need familiar faces.

 

Where am I coming?

It’s a wrong road.

Peeled and blown off.

Familiar roofs need familiar faces.

 

 

Where am I coming?

It’s not a wrong road.

A familiar car and fence.

A familiar door and window. A familiar house and roof.

 

*Because my friend sent me some videos which took me on the road together by car in Ukraine.
So, I wrote this poem.

 

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

Kurama (Japan). «A poet on a road» — a poem about the russian invasion of Ukraine – Мала Сторінка (storinka.org)

Please join them!

 

***And it’s my great pleasure to tell you; here is a video that Elyzaveta Slyusarenko reads this poem on YouTube.

Kurama (Japan). «A poet on a road» — a poem about the russian invasion of Ukraine in 2022 – YouTube