The Sky Stoned


And us
All people of the earth

Here humans
Mixed the earth with blood
So the earth stopped
And the sky stoned us

But for which crime?
For whose murder?
Just maybe for the
Murder of innocence

So much murder
Why me
Why you
Why us

By Fatemah M.

Photo by EPA/Syed Jan Sabawoon


  1. These short stanzas, these short lines–each part packs a punch. You are asking necessary questions. Thank you for sharing this profound and powerful poem with us. Stacy

  2. Torra Pianka says:

    Your words invoked within me the images that I have seen on tv, and the emotions that overcame me were profoundly touched in a way that bought tears to my eyes. Thank you for sharing such thought provoking,powerful words!

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