New Year Resolution: I Resolve Never To Forget, Memory*

A prism of life dwelled within her,
Babies could blossom, grow, move, stir,
For she could co-create new life,
She, who would protect them, at any price.

Their darkness pooled, wild and cruel,
For they obeyed the strongman who ruled.
Their sticks hit her, poked her, and sliced,
She, who would protect them, at any price.

Who knows the strength of mother love,
So gently it falls, like feathers from a dove.
I resolve never to forget her life,
She who would protect them, at any price.

A strong man retained his power,
Memory reached her last hour..
She voted wrong, she cast the die,
She, who would protect them, at any price.

A prism of life dwelled within her,
She who would protect them at any price.

(Kyrielle Sonnet)

*Memory here is a poetic compilation of 2 heartbreaking news articles I read on the internet:

' How one woman's extraordinary bravery is a haunting rebuke to a world that is ignoring Mugabi's genocide' by Peter Oborne 15 May 2008 (daily mail.co.uk/news/article 566517)

Zimbabwe: A Mother Killed for Supporting Change by George Nyathi 5/16/08
Orato.com/current events

by Mary Naylor

Comments (1)

this is sad Mary..but you have perfectly conveyed the strong message.A great write, from a fine lady that i love so much. Love and hugs, Meggie i miss you, my dear friend...