Vinod Kumar

(kannur-kerala-India)

Birds in The Battle Field


Fire pouring missiles
falling one by one
All are running
Here and there

Voise of Ambulance
Noise of crowd and cry
Luckily become the
Green lawn as Red

Disrupted roads
Demolished Heads
Protest with bodies
And sholder missiles toys

In a lonley dry tree
Little birds are weeping
The mother collecting patiently
The half burned grains.

Submitted: Monday, January 19, 2009
Edited: Sunday, November 13, 2011

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  • Kevin Parkin (12/8/2011 9:46:00 AM)

    This is a very good poem Vinod - you have captured the essence of war quite succinctly. It has the quiet surety of a Rupert Brooke - who is, as you may well know, one of the most respected of 'War poets.'
    Please have a read of my 'Running for Cover' and give me your opinion. Many thanks and well done!
    Kevin (Report) Reply

  • Allemagne Roßmann (9/6/2011 3:42:00 AM)

    Voise of Ambulance
    Noise of crowd `n` cry

    Guns and tons of memories........Well written.The Kharasch Effect of representing war crimes considered to be fair.. (Report) Reply

  • Kathleen Hannan (9/6/2011 3:30:00 AM)

    The panick, the sadness, the desolation.
    I hear it all in this poem.
    Such over whelming sadness.
    thank you for inviting me to read your poetry.
    I am new here.
    I will share my own in time. (Report) Reply

  • Adeline Foster (8/20/2011 1:22:00 PM)

    This is rather good and I appreciate the attention to spelling and grammatical structure. Something that many of your countrymen ignore. May I point out that 'voice' has a 'c' and I think you may have meant 'shower of missiles’. Please read mine - Time For Another -
    Adeline (Report) Reply

  • Nivedita Bagchi SPC UK (7/27/2010 4:41:00 AM)

    Very humane poetry…against uncalled for and unnecessary violence/war for vested interests strangling human rights…the day may come when the tears of birds will get parched up like humans … thanks for sharing …
    Regards
    Ms. Nivedita
    UK
    10/10 (Report) Reply

  • Rajbarath KR (3/9/2010 9:39:00 AM)

    one more good war poem... you've voiced for the tree dwellers... awesome.. i've got one strikingly similar poem.. kindly check it out... title: 'A starling in solitude'. (Report) Reply

  • Pandian Angelina (7/21/2009 12:22:00 PM)

    Such heartfelt feelings
    You make us weep
    With the lil' birds
    Thinking of aftermath of war!
    Please read my 'Victims of War' and 'War' at your liesure.
    Angel (Report) Reply

  • Bhaswat Chakraborty (6/29/2009 3:31:00 AM)

    In a lonley dry tree
    Little birds are weeping
    The mother collecting
    The half burned grains.....

    If someone can read these lines to the warlords military leaders! (Report) Reply

  • Vidi Writes (4/25/2009 8:21:00 AM)

    Wodrs appear so simple
    But emotions so complex.

    How many care to look up the tree
    From where falls the shower of grief.

    Blessed are those who are laid on the ground
    Left behind.. are left with so much to sigh and cry.

    Touched by this read.

    Thank you. (Report) Reply

  • Vern Eaker (1/25/2009 8:45:00 AM)

    vivid poignant and touching I like this a lot. a very nice piece great writing. a 10 (Report) Reply

  • Sandra Fowler (1/19/2009 9:23:00 PM)

    Very powerful and evocative.The pathos of the last
    stanza resonates with this reader. 10 for you.

    Warm regards,

    Sandra (Report) Reply

  • marvin brato (1/19/2009 4:22:00 AM)

    V illains in the war
    i ndulge in killing innocents
    n ot knowing that
    o n the other side
    d ear little creatures
    u nknown to human care
    k illed as too collateral! (Report) Reply

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