10th Anniversary of 9/11 Series: I | II | III | IV | V | VI | VII | VIII | IX | X | XI | XII | XIII | XIV | XV |
One tragedy is not over yet
Wounds are fresh yet
smoke has not disappeared
Tears are welled
Lips are trembling
I am shocked,
I am humanity
In Chaos of twenty first century
I am helpless
Amazes at my own rivals
Among my own people.
Burning towers of Humanity
The rage of the fuel
Over spreading flames
The anger of one human being
Burnt several thousand human beings
Human bodies running
Turning into sanders
In a moment of heat
Everything is covered by smoke
Smoke of ignorance
As long as this smoke would keep coming
And clouding the vision
Many more towers of humanity would burn
And turn into ashes…
Art: Salma Arastu is a painter from India and now resides in California. She has been painting for over thirty years and her work can be viewed http://www.salmaarastu.com/
*Please note* This post was originally published on September 11, 2011 as part of our 10th anniversary series. Though the artist created these two pieces a week after the tragedy happened, her words still hold true today.
very thought provoking. Thank you for sharing this.
Thank you for sharing your art with us Salma. You are very talented.
MashaAllah, that’s pretty deep. The only poetry I know is Haiku, lol. The artwork is sick. Looks Picasso-esque.
This is intense, definitely gave me the chills!