any picture comes to my mind,
i try to give it a body of words,
love to sit on other blooms,
for honey, color, fragrance........
To the roaming killersThat live on oil, powerAnd children’s bloodThis is the whole problem in a nutshell.
oh i can only hope that justice comes from beyond to the oppressors...and the greed that churns out bodies....woe indeed...
War is a difficult question. Should not evil aggression be fought? How can evil doers be changed? Will not passivity put the aggressor in power?War is a difficult question. The suffering can be terrible to witness. But life on earth is just a moment, and this life is not the real thing.
The image of children feeding on bread crumbs will stay with me a long time......I love the hope in your closing stanza. People willing, may be it so.
"children Feed on bread crumbs Lying in the dust" a haunting refrain - in a very moving write, Sumana.
Yes, children feeding on bread crumbs, and in some instances literally dirt cakes...love the hope at the end.
This Poem makes me want to grab a drum and drum and drum and drum ... "A little bit impossible endurance neededBefore Time scourges the pestilenceFrom the shores"
whoa, so direct, so much power in your restraint here. this is really effective! i admire it. especially your refrain, so well done.
… War - starvation, killing. We are capable of so much and yet we seem to never learn.
Woe indeed! Absolutely tragic
War is so futile. Peace is the way - when will we learn that? Just as a side note, my poem is based on the diary of Anne Frank!
You tell it like it is!And gruesome it is too. Nightmare turned reality. Powerful.
Thank you for raising your voice and your pen against such atrocities...we must learn peace before more eat crumbs and lie in the dust.
Nicely written message poem, Sumana. You did really good on the "feed on bread crumbs" reposition. It is better to give the children bread and "let the dogs eat the crumbs."
I love the thought that your last few lines encapsulates. It's hard to imagine that such oppressors started out as babies once...pure and innocent.
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