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amitav mazumdar

After The War

The day started when my little brother usually writhes in pain
He had a hole on her left thigh, the war from which he gain
The wound almost healed, but a deep, blunt scar he carries
Sometimes he falls on the ground, never he keep his feet still and he buries
A long bloody war, tears rolled down his cheeks sometimes, he grieves
The tropical sun went raging, when my brother walks on his wooden leg and heaves
His black skin dangles coldly like an unburnt coal in an abandoned pit
We’re famished here, sometimes we starve silently like a dog in the shit
Though we faced wars, for nothing, sometimes our own blood spilled
Our misery is tattooed on our blackness, our destiny is sealed

The day goes to an end, when the warmth of the earth is puffed up
We straddled face to face, sometimes inside the room our shadows overlap
A swarm of mosquitoes licks our wounds, we looked for a glass of milk
After some crumbs of bread we eat, a sleep wind us to the path of silk
There we dream of greenness, of vastness, of everythingness
If the barking of a stray dog awake us, we lend our ears to silence.

Submitted: Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, September 11, 2013

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visting a war-hit zone, i felt this.

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  • Geetha Jayakumar (9/10/2013 11:25:00 AM)

    Very true..Deep wounds often leaves scars, though we cannot revert back everything. The impact of war was such that. But, there is more we can do, to bring positivity and happiness on brothers life. Words are very powerful it can kill one as well bring back one to life too.. Words are can do wonders..
    Beautiful poem. Heartfelt. Deep and touching too. The way you presented is beautiful. (Report) Reply

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