Treasure Island

Marites C. Cayetano

(Philippines)

After The War


who will build the houses?
who will run the machines?
who will till the lands?
who will sail the boats?
who will teach the children?

After the war
where will you be?

Submitted: Monday, April 28, 2014
Edited: Tuesday, April 29, 2014

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  • Anand Brown (4/29/2014 4:11:00 AM)

    Excellent poem, evocative and utterly compelling. The poem asks a simple question which is complex to its core, suggesting that war is a radical short-sighted approach to conflict but after the dust settles who will toil the soil of that nation to rebuild the nation from ruins back to civility. (Report) Reply

  • Colleen Courtney (4/28/2014 11:55:00 PM)

    War is such a devastating ordeal. Never knowing what or who will survive. A very thoughtful poem. (Report) Reply

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