De Grote Steen*

Lashings of shrapnel
Divert crushed hollers
From pulverized pain
Extracted by last rites

Summoned in haste and
murmured in solemn horror
Of execution revolting
But just as rousing still,

For layered rock found great umbrage
With the disgrace of flagrant sacrilege
Surrendering heinous mutilation
To still stones that echoed

Reverberations of cacophonous discontent,
Revelations of natural mourning
Avenged by jagged skies
Whose sorrowful tears

Lavished jagged persecution
On rabid hands that bled dry
As foreign ice melted
Within that gored flesh

Brutalized as it had done
So willingly submissive
To the desecration
Of sacred life

Immortalized on stained stones melancholy. 

The Big Stone (in het Nederlands)*

A.R. Salandy is a mixed-race writer. Anthony travels frequently and has spent most of his life in Kuwait jostling between the UK & America. Anthony’s work has been published 175 times. Anthony has 2 published chapbooks titled ‘The Great Northern Journey’ 2020(Lazy Adventurer Publishing ) & ‘Vultures’ 2021 (Roaring Junior Press). 

Twitter/Instagram: @anthony64120  Anthony is the Co-Eic of Fahmidan Journal. 

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