Once Upon A Time A Plane Crashed

Once Upon A Time A Plane Crashed

 

We questioned God to hear his words

To hear his own side of the tragic story

He spoke not, but in silence he watched

As if this were a test of faith

Some cursed, some blamed, some knew not what to think

 

Yet he watched. The vulture is a patient bird.

We saw the smokes ascending to heaven

And for once I asked:

“Has the crash been a sacrifice?”

Funny though this seemed I was serious

 

Then I became Job- I questioned wrongly

One against which my faith frowned-

But with a good reason to, I was justified.

It was the day DANA crashed

My thoughts suffered a traffic jam

For I forgot how to think straight.

 

I wish to know when I will be dead

But no one knows his parting day

Not the herds that graze the field

Not the birds that soar the sky

Not the man that plans to live

 

In thick gloom we live through horrors and fate

Through shame and hate

Like DANA, who in consumed fate

Crashed and crushed the lowly, un-hunted

The mighty cannot tell their might

When the end they cannot see

 

Today misery imprisons my heart

And keeps me home with despair

Of this nation’s woe I perceive

That the best get the worst

 

Anyene: mother’s child of a mother and child,

Oh if you could see the pregnant hour ahead

Oh if you could; oh if you could

By men’s faults are men destroyed

By DANA you are deceased

Oh how sad; oh how bad

 

(Wishes wash our thoughts with pride

That when time ticks we have no room

To think of doom-  this kept aside.­­)

 

They died.

They crashed.

A hundred and fifty-nine

Lost from the radar

Lost

In the maze of time and shifting memories

In the hands of the flying metallic monster.

 

God, save my wanting soul

Remember these when your trumpet calls.

 

THE EPITAPH

In June a hundred aces young and bold

Suddenly crashed. Blood splashed like waters

 

Men in flight in wingless wings

In smokes and fires they burned away

 

A noon of joys became of doom

As flood of tears we saw to bloom:

“AND THIS TOO WILL PASS AWAY”

 

I live through my everyday with the hope that I’ll die

But then I have a prayer, a ritual:

“Oh LORD, let me not in the hands of unnatural death

Not crashes, not crushes, not bullets flying past

Not fires that burn the hide.”

 

Yes they died and became lost forever, save in my heart

And when I do die, save in my poetry.

 



16 thoughts on “Once Upon A Time A Plane Crashed” by Famous Isaacs (@doremi)

  1. Nice. May there souls rest in peace. May their dreams find expression through the lives of others.

    1. Guy. You seem to always speak for me.

      Nice thought – and I say a resounding AMEN.

  2. hmm…words can never be enough!

    Well done…

    1. At least this has restored my seeming lost inspiration…Thanks so much @Seun

      1. Lost inspiration? I want to believe it was only asleep, but not lost. Thanks to y’all.

  3. I love the lines “Yes they died and became lost forever, save in my heart

    And when I do die, save in my poetry.” They capture the essence, the meaning, the relevance, of these ‘yarns’, and indeed of all the ‘yarns’ of us writers.

  4. It was a sad day.
    But we have moved on already.

    1. oga @kaycee as harsh as this statement may seem,it is reality.

  5. I must again reiterate that our hearts pricks and burns in pains at the reality of this crash.It is well!

  6. It is well.
    I love the way these poems are written.
    “Not the herds that graze the field
    Not the birds that soar the sky
    Not the man that plans to live”- I like these lines and most of all these:”Yes they died and became lost forever, save in my heart And when I do die, save in my poetry”

    1. WAO. I really appreciate that you love those lines. Art is the one real way to live forever…

  7. Awwwww ds is so good,well done.May their souls rest in peace.

  8. Nice poetry. Twas engaging. Amen oo. Their soul must rest in peace.

  9. pains! everywhere- may there rest in peace

  10. May they find and rest in peace…Nice lines…Well done really…$ß.

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