• Nikki Martinez

Today, The Sky is Weeping (A Poem)


There was a time when I told my children

That war was long ago

But today, death tolls give way,

Staining February snow.


Wine painting Nikki Martinez
Wine Painting by Nikki Martinez


Today, the sky is weeping

Torrents flood our feeds and farms

Terrors rage on this splattered page

And fathers take up arms.


There was a time when I told my children,

To dream, all will be well

But how can we rest when the golden crest

Becomes a living hell?


Is there no peace for our generation?

No cease of hate and crime?

Is there no reprieve for this nation?

Where will the white dove sleep this time?


Today, I'll tell my children

To LIVE while there’s still Light

For no one knows how swiftly grows

The deepening of night.

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--Written this morning, 28 February 2022.

Thinking of ALL the children.



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