our homes razed
by airborne terror
I hear the roar
dust scorches my chest
Death missed again
© 2018 Ontheland
This is written in response to a radio interview this morning from Yemen. I was looking for a story to tell with a Cherita, a poetic form recently featured by Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. No poem large or small could capture this unfathomable situation…three years of a foreign-backed war, millions of lives and dreams destroyed:
…what the United Nations has called the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.
Since 2015, a Saudi-led coalition backed by the United States has been carrying out airstrikes in Yemen against Iranian-allied rebels.
The UN says the war has killed more than 10,000 civilians, displaced some two million people and pushed millions more to the brink of famine.