Senryu #100

Senryu #100

A Poem by jacob erin-cilberto

Senryu #100

 

 

annihilation

bombardments of encampments

God's frown exploding

 

 

erin-cilberto

5/12/22

© 2022 jacob erin-cilberto


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A theme of such proportion in a senryu, epic brevity. This punctuates every thought and idea. There is a hard hitting message and appraisal from Above, for sure.

Posted 1 Week Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

thank you, Fredrick,
j.
My first reaction was that this one refers to Ukraine. That may be true, but it could just as easily describe any modern war.

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jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

Thank you, John,
j.
And they say Senryu should be of the foibles of man. Would God still need to frown if not for man?

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jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

I doubt it....thank you, Bill,
j.
War....what is it good for....absolutely nothing. I am sure you remember that song as I do from the 70's. If one believes in a higher power, it is difficult to understand why this annihilation is happening. So much said here, Jacob. Lydi**

Posted 1 Week Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

ah yes, Edwin Starr....Yes, how could the almighty let this kind of thing occur...so many children.<.. read more
So sad and thought-provoking.

Posted 1 Week Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

thank you sonnie,
j.
I remember a movie of some sort where a man questions God and asks Him, "Why do You allow such suffering and misery on the earth?" And God replies, "Why do you? It's your earth, I put you in charge of it." It appears to me that, we, as a species, are poor stewards with what we have been entrusted with.

Posted 1 Week Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

yes, very poor stewards, Fabian.
thank you,
j.
Frederick Kesner

1 Week Ago

I felt like I heard the voice of Morgan Freeman speaking out the lines of God's reply. Mmm...
A painful topic to address but you nail it with this.

Posted 1 Week Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

thank you, Cherrie, yes, very painful.
j.
Oh my, how this hurts the heart. Yes, that final line very impactful, as much as the bombardment of encampments. Wreckage, death, destruction and broken hearts.

Chris

Posted 1 Week Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

and it just keeps keeping on...thank you, Chris,
j.
Perfect senryu Jacob. I especially am drawn to the closing line. I can only imagine God's disappointment in man at this point in time. ~Sharon

Posted 1 Week Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

thank you, Sharon...it makes me so sad to have to write poems with this theme.
j.

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jacob erin-cilberto
jacob erin-cilberto

Carbondale, IL



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Originally from Bronx, NY, I live in Carbondale, Illinois...teach English at a community college and have been writing and publishing poetry since 1970. I am here to read for inspiration from other po.. more..

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