Imagine ordinary people
Outfitted in khaki and blues.
The news reels of war propaganda,
A mother grief-stricken with news.
What price do we put on our soldiers?
In victory or in defeat?
What cruelty of fate is the carnage?
What fate do the prisoners meet?
Imagine them all for a moment,
Just think of the life they have lost.
Let’s pray for a better tomorrow,
A day not bought at such a cost.
Copyright © April 2012 Norma Martiri
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Above the day,
When madness ends,
The heavens paint a scene,
Of evening skies,
With clouds aflame,
In nature’s own wide-screen.
Copyright © March 2012 Norma Martiri
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The deep blue ocean
A belly laugh motion
A light summer shower
Fresh coffee every hour.
A butterfly kiss.
We should not dismiss.
Copyright © 2011 Norma Martiri
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If I could pick a star for you, I’d lay it in your lap,
And it would be the brightest star I’d give you to unwrap.
If I could catch the moon tonight, lasso it with a rope,
I’d pull it down so carefully; a radiating hope.
If I could sail across the seas, I’d sail one every day,
To capture valiant promises, my heart would lead the way.
If I could shatter obstacles, above the crowd I’d rise,
And there you’d be, my destiny, it’s you I’d recognise.
Copyright © November 2011 Norma Martiri
Oh youth, my youth,
oh precious gift,
once free and unabating.
this foolish heart,
Copyright 2010 Norma Martiri
What’s in a smile?
A smile is a silent hello.
It reassures for a short while,
and in an instant the world’s set aglow.
Copyright © 2010 Norma Martiri
Over the hill I see the sun,
I see the sun descending.
Over the hill I see the trees,
I see the trees unbending.
Over the hill I see my love,
I see my love everlasting.
Over the hill I see my life,
A life well worth reflecting.
Copyright © 2009 Norma Martiri