In an unprepared fashion they cascaded towards earth,
Cruelly torn asunder from onward dreams and journeys.
Blasted into a cruel nothingness over hostile foreign soils,
Their freedom extinguished by another territorial madness.
Wrenched out of an altitude of near heavenliness into hell,
Shredded scraps of humanity scattered into smithereens.
Exploded upon a resting place of plotting and evildoing,
Respect evaded their mortal remains even in that instant.
Strangers to each other yet listed in names as the victims,
Remembrance afforded by distant tears of those belonging.
Young lives curtailed before long fulfilment and exploration,
Remnants of children found in story books and furry faces.
Images haunt a very feeble world of blame and cruel horrors,
More innocent souls fall as prey to the death-making despots.
©Copyright Eileen T O’Neill 21/07/2014
Thoughts for the innocent victims of Malaysian Air Flight MH17, shot down over Ukraine 17th July 2014…..