Poetry: Then When the Sun Died by Milenko Županović

Then When the Sun Died

Saturn cried for days

was in love with the Moon

a servant of the Sun

he met a blind  Jupiter

Mars was already ready

in a red mantle,

winner of many duels

Judges Neptune and Uranus

are standing next to weapons

Saturn is still crying

Earth watched sadly

behind the mask of the Sun

stands by his servant Moon

Mars was already dead

Sun was just around the corner

with a gun darkness covered

It was only dust and ashes

Then the Sun put a black veil

on itself

and absolute silence reigned.

 Županović Milenko

Milenko Županović was born in 1978 in Kotor (Montenegro). By profession he is a graduate marine engineer, but in his free time he writes poetry and short stories. His stories and poems have been published by many magazines, blogs and websites, mostly in the Europe, U.S., and Latin America.

In 2010 Županović wrote and published his first book, a collection of stories, and also published a few collections of poems (ebooks). In 2015 he wrote and published his second book, a collection of stories and poetry. In 2016 he wrote his third book , a collection of poetry called Poems for All. Županović is an ethnic Croat and lives in the town of Kotor (Montenegro) with his wife and 3 sons.