Learn More

John Davidson

(11 April 1857 – 23 March 1909 / Barrhead, East Renfrewshire, Scotland)

Battle


The war of words is done;
The red-lipped cannon speak;
The battle has begun.

The web your speeches spun
Tears and blood shall streak;
The war of words is done.

Smoke enshrouds the sun;
Earth staggers at the shriek
Of battle new begun.

Poltroons and braggarts run:
Woe to the poor, the meek!
The war of words is done.

"And hope not now to shun
The doom that dogs the weak,"
Thunders every gun;

"Victory must be won."
When the red-lipped cannon speak,
The war of words is done,
The slaughter has begun.

Submitted: Friday, January 03, 2003

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

What do you think this poem is about?



Read poems about / on: war, red, hope, sun, dog, running

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 (Battle by John Davidson )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

New Poems

  1. Burkhawalli, Tumhe Kis Karke Paya Ki Tum.., Bijay Kant Dubey
  2. Do Not Forget, Asit Kumar Sanyal
  3. Bade Miyan, Cchote Miyan Aur Bukhawalli, Bijay Kant Dubey
  4. z, Vera Sidhwa
  5. (A) Bio-Environ-P0em, Nyein Way
  6. Fobbed Off, Diane Hine
  7. The truth is, Brian Kilpatrick
  8. In our minds, Brian Kilpatrick
  9. Walls, arshad arshad
  10. / Ek Burkhawalli She Pyar-mohabbat/ Ek P.., Bijay Kant Dubey

Poem of the Day

poet Katharine Lee Bates

O beautiful for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties
Above the fruited plain!
America! America!
...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

Trending Poems

  1. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  2. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  3. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  4. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  5. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  6. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  7. Problematic!, Edward Kofi Louis
  8. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  9. If, Rudyard Kipling
  10. Alone, Edgar Allan Poe

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]