tables with empty chairs

every dead body leaves a family in mourning

a widow

an orphan

tables with empty chairs

they lay where they fell when the shrapnel hit

a brother

a cousin

someones son wont return

bloated and discolored they hardly look real

a mother

a wife

ache aloud for the loss

torn flesh expressionless peeled back to the skull

a boy

a child

old enough for a gun

still strapped with bullets their last moment frozen

a husband

a father

hollow eyes pierce the sky

inspired by the photography of  steve mccurry


~ by graceshaker on January 2, 2010.

One Response to “tables with empty chairs”

  1. Excellent blog! I actually love how
    it’s easy on my eyes and the details
    are well described. Keep up the good work!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s