From the current protest, without diminishing its value.
Every Life Matters, should be the chant anew.
Collateral damage should not be applied to any life.
Upliftment of each other, we must strive.
A mother who gives birth to a child stillborn,
A child who loses his father in a land war torn.
A father who has to bury his youthful son, murdered.
To somebody or the other, every life mattered.
To quote a Zen proverb, so apt:
” One falling leaf, is just not one leaf,
it means the whole autumn.
Hence one falling life, is not just a loss to a family,
it is a loss to the entire humanity.
2 thoughts on “8. E.L.F (EVERY LIFE MATTERS)”
Very relevant no matter the time and the second stanza is really impactful. I am happy I got to read this!
Powerful ending!! Yes!! Thank you for this poem. The Zen proverb is well-quoted here.