The sky is crying
She weeps and moans
With her thunderous roars
Her face is cloudy
And her heart is torn
Her tears pour down on us
And we run for cover
We don’t want to catch her sadness
Once her wailing winds wrap around you
There is nothing more you can do
The weeping sky with her sorrows
Has gotten to you too
Najlah Iqbal is currently majoring in English and Secondary Education. She has been writing ever since she could hold a pen. She has performed her poetry at various open mics, and has had her poems published in past Seeds issues. This poem—“The Weeping Sky”—was published in the Fall 2014 edition. She enjoys reading the works of Robert Frost, Mahmoud Darwish, and contemporary artists such as Kevin Coval.
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