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Wounded Crane in a Cranium Chained Rain, softer than a murmured song, Hummed in an ancient language, Remnant waves of Silenced Pain. Crane, news bearer Fragile as the thinnest crystal Yet free in motion Free in flight Distinguished perfectly In essence and by construction Mocking forces of brutality. Train, hurried motion on static tracks Uninspired repetition Slaughterhouse and desert skulls Gas chambers and scimitars The final solution. Vain, human perfection. Folly, incision As perfect as a Bleeding brain. Cane, religion. Contrition Perfect insult Portraying God As a rug-merchant Peddling your soul And his heaven. Rain, cleansing sins uncommitted. Rain, from air to ocean Tears flowing, evaporating In endless cycles RAIN, bless the furtile soil soothe the driest cheeks sing to the mountain birds and lion herds RAIN! Noah's guiding companion To Ararat By destiny. To Ararat Our destination. Bedros Afeyan Montreal (1987) Dr. Bedros Afeyan is a theoretical physicist who works and lives in the Bay area. He also sculpts, paints and writes. His poetry, sculptures, short stories and paintings can be found on the web by clicking on his name at his web site http://www.polymath-usa.com