Pradip Chattopadhyay

(28.01.1961 / Kolkata)

A Bloodless War


We are living in war times
You can't see the blood though
The air is thick with it.
We are right, we are better
We stand for all that is good
We are in no mood to listen
Tolerance is the last thing in our mind.
People say there's so little war
There's so little bloodshed.
The war now is of terrifying silence
More ominous, more destroying
Cutting through love, endurance
Eliminating relationship, humanity-
Perpetrating a bloodless coup
Where blood is not seen, agonies aren't heard!

We are amidst war each against the other,
Silent, bloodless but more macabre!

Submitted: Wednesday, April 04, 2012
Edited: Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (A Bloodless War by Pradip Chattopadhyay )

Enter the verification code :

  • Muhammad Ali (1/17/2014 1:14:00 AM)

    You are right dear poet. Now there are more space and paths for negative charges.
    I should think, what i should do! Hmm. I think, first, i should win a battle, in a battlefield inside me. (Report) Reply

  • Caty Prager (7/16/2013 10:50:00 AM)

    You're very deep.....and I don't mean just this poem, the stuff you write is awesome! (Report) Reply

  • Karen Sinclair (6/30/2012 5:14:00 AM)

    So true.... this made my tummy drop...the tie up line is perfect for this piece...tyvm karen (Report) Reply

Read all 4 comments »

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. Invictus
    William Ernest Henley

New Poems

  1. Viral McDonald's Meat, Richard Thripp
  2. Eight Hundred And Eighty Five Words, Breanna Choma
  3. Gay Sailors, Richard Thripp
  4. Let's Rock and Roll~~~OUT!, Monk E. Biz
  5. Crimes of Mandela, Richard Thripp
  6. The Rebellion Has Started!, Monk E. Biz
  7. What Really Matters?, Monk E. Biz
  8. Abandon Ship! ! !, Monk E. Biz
  9. Your H0le Is Small~, Monk E. Biz
  10. One Law To Rule Them All?, Terence G. Craddock

Poem of the Day

poet Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Young Love lies sleeping
In May-time of the year,
Among the lilies,
Lapped in the tender light:
White lambs come grazing,
White doves come building there:
...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

[Hata Bildir]