A Deep Scar

A Deep Scar


Mina Boulekou, Author-Poetress- Columnist


A deep scar
kept me alive.
I cross the earth
like a brave soldier
with solid steps and doleful eyes.

Oh! Lord
Hear the cry of your children.
Hear the voices screaming
in the war ruins.
A veil of terror
spread all over humanity.

Oh! Lord
Feel the agony in their pain.
My eyes were suddenly burnt.
Huge flames rushed
in a vast desert
in a voyage without return.

Hopeless voices
approached me
filled my breath
Asking me for help.
Begging me to rescue them.

They were thirsty
They were hungry
They were abandoned
They had nowhere to go….
Why all this pain Lord?

A relentless and long grief
for their lost lives.
I faced deserted countries
wounded people
victims of injustice.

Come and embrace us all
with Your wings Lord
in a safe and peaceful world.
I closed my eyes
making a wish so dear …
Stay with us in the Eternity!


“This poem is dedicated to the children who lost their lifes in Syria’s war these days…”

Source: pemptousia.com




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Pemptousia and OCN have entered a strategic partnership to bring Orthodoxy Worldwide. Greek philosophers from Ionia considered held that there were four elements or essences (ousies) in nature: earth, water, fire and air. Aristotle added ether to this foursome, which would make it the fifth (pempto) essence, pemptousia, or quintessence. The incarnation of God the Word found fertile ground in man’s proclivity to beauty, to goodness, to truth and to the eternal. Orthodoxy has not functioned as some religion or sect. It was not the movement of the human spirit towards God but the revelation of the true God, Jesus Christ, to man. A basic precept of Orthodoxy is that of the person ­– the personhood of God and of man. Orthodoxy is not a religious philosophy or way of thinking but revelation and life standing on the foundations of divine experience; it is the transcendence of the created and the intimacy of the Uncreated. Orthodox theology is drawn to genuine beauty; it is the theology of the One “fairer than the sons of men”. So in "Pemptousia", we just want to declare this "fifth essence", the divine beaut in our life. Please note, not all Pemptousia articles have bylines. If the author is known, he or she is listed in the article above.