Mobile Art Saturday Poetry – Sometimes There Is A Day – Naomi Shihab Nye
This weeks Saturday Poetry, matched with mobile photography/art is entitled ‘Sometimes There Is A Day’ by Naomi Shihab Nye.
I have matched artwork by @robynmencher – Robyn Mencher with this poem entitled “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”
— Anne Frank, Anne Frank’s Tales from the Secret Annex.
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Sometimes There Is A Day – Naomi Shihab Nye
Sometimes there is a day you just want
to get far away from.
Feel it shrink inside you like an island,
as if you were on a boat.
I always wish to be on a boat.
Then, maybe, no more fighting
about land. I want that day to feel
as if it never happened, when Ahmad was burned,
when people were killed, when my cousin was shot.
The day someone went to jail
is not a day that shines. I want to have a clear mind
again, as a baby who stares at the light
wisping through the window and thinks,
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