Stranger Paths, The Magic in The Madness Poetry Collection is now available on Amazon
This book contains three chapters, each starts with a short story about the author.
R.J. Zarkani, was born in Iraq and lived through the Iraq war which influenced her writing in unexpected ways. This book brings a unique perspective of the war from a child’s point of view. You can witness what she had witnessed and stand where she stood. Watching the bombs as she now watches fire works on 4th of July and you can know that you are safe.
War took a different shape
One that was not so familiar
But they thought that my war was more valid
One that had actual bombing, shooting and destruction
But I see the validity in their pain
We’re all the same
Lack of inspiration
Are all battles we fight
None more significant than another
To those experiencing them
All teach us what we need
All point us to peace
To the pursuit of happiness
Would your finger wish your hand harm?
Would your finger wish your arm harm?
Well-being is a choice
One that helps the body rejoice
For its master
Would you, a small part of this universe
On your larger self
No not at all
Well being comes from well wishing