The Bridge

by Sanjida Shaheed

This bridge
That I’ve built
From my heart
To yours,
Let us carry
A light of love
Across it.
Let’s light
Our hearts
And light
The bridge.

I can hear a commotion
Nearby.
There were
Gunshots!
For sure!
And a bomb blast.

The bridge
Is safe though.
Only muffled
Groans
And more gunshots
Have filled the air.

Our bridge now
Has pieces of
A broken heart
That belonged
To a child.

The shattered pieces
Quivered
When our light
Fell on them.

Where is the child?
What happened
To him?

The light we have
Can carry us all
Home.

The child is gone.
And a part
Of our innocence
Has left
With him.
…………………………………

Authored by Sanjida Shaheed
Date: January 12, 2013

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