Children's Category - 2nd Place Winner







Wielded Blood 

The blood of warriors
used to wield weapons
would not harm
or subtract a man
from limbs
and life.
They would burst into flowers
in a bountiful war of
replacement.
Its fragrant
luscious
to distract
a field of bereavement.
A splendid rush of
recognition.
For men
of all nations
not only trying to survive
but to live.

~ by Melanie Sookhoo