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Is The Siege Over?, Zagreb 1994


Is The Siege Over?

The siege is over sudden calm reign in Saravejo overnight
Armies croat-boshniak-Muslim-Serb deconfront
Worse than Sarajevo was mortal combat of Vukovar and Mostar
May the magic of peace rise above hatreds superposed
Inflicted
Sarajevo is one but no twin
Predict Sarajevo will rise as Phoenix
To rot or not to rot in isolation severe
Now trams and cars of my dreams
Now shops and cafes come to life
Rediscovery of electric and water
Sarajevo rise over the ashes of grief
Mourning the slaughtered children by the hundreds
Sarajevo moves in and moves out
To breathe peace and what is left of it
Through brotherhood and unity bridge in a final flinge
The weigh of history is heavy metal
An old man prune his roses to survive the spring of hope
We will shovel the rubble in our minds
Of snipers of shells of butchery of rape and ask
What was the fighting about

Zagreb, April 1994

 
 
 
 
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