Kira's Poetry & Musings
A forbidden exchange late one night,Kira Braun
Taken at great risk
A voice whispers
Not knowing if anyone would respond
Were she to be caught,
Certain punishment would fall
And yet, a voice answered
Unseen person through barbed wire and straw
An impassable barrier
Through which voices could carry
Where is my friend?
I heard she is here...
Minutes pass, an eternity of hope ~
Another voice quietly speaks
And through the squalor and pain
A reunion with no touch or sight
Only a voice...
And then she was gone.
Strength: in body and in spirit,Kira Braun
One who is not supposed to cry, they say
They seem to manage better in a cruel world;
…On the outside.
But on the inside, they feel
The same as me ~
They must weep, must love passionately;
Fragility can lie within
Broad shoulders, muscular arms,
Strong legs and a back
That can carry anything
Yet…he possesses delicate features,
Holding indescribable beauty,
Containing great sensitivity,
And loving greatly
How can this dichotomy exist
Between strong and sensuous,
Rough and soft?
It is everything.
When the rockets rain downKira Braun
They will not differentiate
Between brown or white skin
When the mushroom cloud billows
The blast of heat will incinerate ~
Our sexuality will be unimportant
When the chemicals taint
Everything we breathe...
No God will restore our air
And they who press the buttons
Will hide underground;
Cowardly, shameful beasts,
Undeserving of the title of human;
From blindness and corpulent greed,
Their empires will fall.
Jagged and random across the skyKira Braun
In the blink of an eye there is daylight
From the heavens above
Wipers at top speed
Swiping wildly to keep up with sheets of rain
Lights obscured on the mottled windshield,
We hurtle homeward
In a lull, the pace slows
As we approach the familiar bridge;
The rain clears and we settle in
To contemplate our contributions...
Music - a call to worship,
A reminder to love,
The intimate rhythm of our hearts
Beating outside ourselves,
Music - to be shared with one another.